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December 29th, 2017 by Cherry

I had the pleasure to cover the legendary icon Nichelle Nichols celebrating her 85th birthday with family, friends and fans!

Ms. Nichols normally celebrates with friends and families but this year gave 35 lucky fans the opportunity to attend this special milestone birthday.

The celebration kicked off with a red carpet where I was able to ask Ms. Nichols a few questions. The festivities included Carmen Carter and Robert Davi serenading Ms. Nichols in the private dining area at La Piazza (The Grove LA), a special video and everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday’ with a toast of champagne and Sprinkles cupcakes. 

It was a delightful evening to see the woman who’s inspirational portrayal of Uhura on Star Trek was an inspiration for children and adults across the world. It was a role she considered not accepting until Martin Luther King reached out to ask her to reconsiders her decision. The non-stereotypical role as an officer exploring space would be the first one for 

black women on television that wasn’t a wife, domestic or secretary. Her role blazed a path to the stars for future NASA Astronaut Mae Carol Jemison and so many others to go into STEM. In real life Ms. Nichols began volunteering with NASA and other charitable missions as well as continued acting and appearing at conventions across the world.

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December 21st, 2017 by Cherry

You can celebrate with Nichelle Nichol’s 85th Birthday on December 28th with family and friends. The celebration will be at La Piazza Restaurant at the Grove in West Hollywood. The VIP Fan Packages include Birthday Dinner, Photo-Ops, Autographs and a Meet & Greet.  

Image result for star trek uhuraWhat can you give the woman who’s meant so much to fans all over the world? Where you can wish her a ‘happy birthday’ in person! Ms. Nichol is a trailblazer who played ‘Uhura‘ a role beloved to millions all around the world on Star Trek. Her role was the first to be on network TV where a woman of color wasn’t a housewife, maid or secretary instead she played an officer exploring the universe. Normally her birthday celebration is just with family and close friends tub this year she’s giving 35 fans an opportunity to attend this milestone birthday celebration in the hear of West Hollywood. VIP packages which include dinner, birthday cake, and a champagne toast, plus a Meet & Greet, autographs, and photos with the birthday girl, are available to ultimate fans.  The birthday dinner party will be held at La Piazza Restaurant at The Grove in Los Angeles, announced Gilbert Bell, of GB Entertainment, Ms. Nichols’ manager.
“Nichelle Nichols has a special relationship with her fans, one of mutual admiration and respect.  Many of them stop by every year to say hi when she’s in their town at an event or convention.  I knew that for her 85th Birthday, we wanted to do something fun and special for Nichelle and her fans, and the idea for the VIP Fan Meet & Greet packages, which includes dinner at her birthday party, sounded like a unique way to include some lucky fans in the celebration,” said Bell.
Special guests and entertainment to be announced. To stay up to date, and for details and tickets: http://www.nichellenichols.com/store/nichelle-nichols-85th-birthday-celebration
What:
Nichelle Nichols’ 85th Birthday Party & Dinner
Where:
At La Piazza in The Grove Los Angeles, CA
When:
Thursday, December 28, 2017, 7PM -10PM
TRUE FAN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*Meet & Greet and Photo w/Nichelle *No Dinner / Seating Provided $100 per person
(TAKES PLACE BEFORE DINNER @7PM)
TRAILBLAZER FAN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*Dinner, Meet & Greet, and Photo w/Nichelle $150 per person
ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*Meet & Greet, and Photo w/ Nichelle *Dinner *Sit Next to Nichelle at Dinner $500 per couple
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About Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and singer. As Lieutenant Uhura on the legendary television series Star Trek, Nichols played, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history.” Nichols also began volunteering her time with NASA, in a highly effective campaign to recruit minority and female personnel for the space agency. She has continued to appear in various television and film roles, and continued her charitable missions.

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September 5th, 2016 by Cherry

 

“UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” is the sci-fi parody adventure movie starring 40 former Star Trek actors premiering on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

I think this might be a Guinness World Record with this many former cast member of the beloved series in one movie!

 

 “As an Independent Film Company, we at Archangel Films have worked tremendously hard on this film, and that work has been a gift. Working with the talented cast of 40 ‘Trek‘ stars as well as two ‘Trek” — The Original Series iconic musical talents was an amazing experience,” said Angelique Fawcette.  “I hope that fans, who are used to seeing these actors in more dramatic roles, will have some fun and laughs watching the exploits of a Puppet hero and dozens of their favorite stars in our slapstick parody adventure,” she added.

 

I’m hoping to cover the premier with over 25 stars and guest stars from all FIVE Star Trek series at the upcoming screening in Hollywood this Wednesday at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. It’s a family affair with Steven L. & Angelique Fawcettee being writing, directing and producing under Archangel Films.

 

The parody is in the spirit of Airplane! and Mars Attacks but with a ‘red shirt’ Star Trek sensibility. The Chiodo Brothers created the star Kirk Stillwood (puppet) voiced by Kevin Carlson. Geral Fried composed the score of the film and it’s full circle since he worked on the original series.

 

“We wanted to create a unique and original film that sci-fi fans can watch again and again, celebrating their love for this iconic TV show. It is a Sci-Fi Parody Adventure, which uses none of ‘Star Trek’s’ intellectual property, with a cast of over forty former stars of the shows in a zany parody, along the lines of ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Mars Attacks!’,” said Steven L. Fawcette. “I hope the five exclamation points in the title “Unbelievable!!!!!” convey the film’s comedic sensibilities,” he added.

 

“Unbelievable!!!!!” is a Sci-Fi Parody Adventure. The movie follows the crazy exploits of four astronauts (one is an animatronic marionette which resembles the character “Captain Kirk” from the 1960s TV show “Star Trek”) who travel to the Moon on a rescue mission to determine the fate of two NASA comrades who have not been heard from in several days. The individuals they find at the Lunar Base are not whom they appear to be and, through acts of trickery and deception, nearly succeed in killing our heroes. The four return to find that everyone on the planet has been transformed into a variant life-form. Aliens from Mars have conquered Earth and now seek to destroy the last remnants of humanity. The astronauts fight back and soon discover how to rid themselves of the alien threat.

 

‘Unbelievable!!!!!” stars 40 actors who starred or guest-starred on one of the five “Star Trek” TV series, including Chase Masterson, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ, Nichelle Nichols, Robert Picardo, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Nana Visitor, Walter Koenig, Linda Park, Connor Trinneer, Manu Intiraymi, Dina Meyer, Olivia d’Abo, Julie Warner, Armin Shimerman, Jeffrey Combs, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Max Grodenchik, Casey Biggs, Brenda Bakke, Patti Yasutake, McKenzie Westmore, Anthony Montgomery, Vaughn Armstrong, Gary Graham, Steve Rankin, Michael Dante, Jack Donner, Michael Forest, Sean Kenney, Gary Lockwood, BarBara Luna, Beverly Washburn, Celeste Yarnall, Bobby Clark, Jasmine Anthony, Crystal Allen, Menina Fortunato, along with Gilbert Gottfried and Michael Madsen, and introducing Katarina Van Derham, Producer/Actress Angelique Fawcette, and Singer/Songwriter Emily L. Stanton.

ABOUT ARCHANGEL FILMS LA, LLC
ARCHANGEL FILMS LA, LLC is an independent film company based in Los Angeles, California, looking to create quality action and comedy films with an esoteric and a thought-provoking edge.

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August 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

Meet me DTLA for the 6th Annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo with special pre-sale ticket pricing! It’s the most fun you’ll have that great for kids and kid’s at HEART!

It’s a blast to not only see Stan Lee but also meet and buy new comics and graphic novels, exclusive collectibles, get autographs and attend panels right in the heart of DTLA!

You can celebrate Star Trek’s 50th with cast favorites AND make lots of geek friends who love comic books, graphic novels, cosplay, cartoons and all things geek!

Set Phasers to FUN!
In honor of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is proud to announce the return of iconic actress and history maker Nichelle Nichols together with the legendary Walter Koenig for some classic Star Trek fun.

        

Of course, we haven’t forgotten Next Generation – Denise Crosby will be on hand to represent TNG. Don’t miss your chance to meet these national treasures!

LAST Chance to Save BIG!

Only a few days remain to take advantage of the best prices of the year for the coveted Comikaze 3-day tickets! The savings are substantial, but you have to act now – because on August 2nd at 11:59 pm SHARP the prices WILL go up!  

 

Hear Hear!

She’s one of the most celebrated and prolific voice actresses in entertainment … Fresh off her stint as Batgirl in Batman: The Killing Joke, join us in giving a big Comikaze welcome to Tara Strong! Meet the amazing Tara – along with her countlss characters from My Little PonyTeen TitansTeen Titans Go!DC Superhero GirlsUltimate Spider-manFairly Odd Parents and Power Puff Girls.

 

 

 

Stay tuned as we continue to roll out the major stars, creative giants, mega attractions and mist-not-miss events that have become the hallmark of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and you can stay up to date!

…See you in October!

 

 

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April 8th, 2014 by Cherry
A special screening of the film TIME AFTER TIME preceded by a LIVE Q&A with lead actor MALCOLM MCDOWELL moderated by
Nichelle Nichols,  (Lt. Uhura on Star Trek) on Tuesday, April 8th

So fellow geeky fans send a huge thanks to Jeffrey Gund’s INFOLIST.com for a sweet discount and mark your calendars to attend!   See below for information and follow Jeff to keep up with Hollywood happenings!  

INFOLIST.com
Follow INFOLIST on Twitter
Like INFOLIST on Facebook
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Prospect House Entertainment
in partnership with Glendale Arts
invites you to attend

TUESDAY, April 8th, 2014
7:30pm at the
Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century where the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.  Starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, and David Warner.

There will be a red carpet, Step & Repeat with the celebrities, reception, multiple press and networks, and giveaways from Time After Time.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST (in the yellow box on the right) when you purchase your tickets at the link below to get 15% OFF!!  That’s just $12.75 (normally $15!) for an incredible evening with Hollywood icons Malcolm McDowell and Nichelle Nichols!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Note:  Do NOT use the “Choose Seats” option when ordering tickets, or you won’t be able to check out and finish your purchase.  This is a General Seating event, with no assigned seats.
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST when you purchase your tickets at buy tickets:

Please follow these directions to purchase your tickets:
1.  Click the buy tickets link above
2.  At that page, enter JEFFSINFOLIST in the yellow box on the right hand side
3.  Make sure “April 8th” is selected in the calendar, and enter the Number of tickets you wish to purchase.
4.  You MUST select the “Best Available” option (“Choose Seats” will not work, and won’t let you complete checkout, as this is a general admission/non-reserved seat showing).
5.  On the next screen, confirm your selection and click “Best Available” again.
6.  Choose either “Print at Home Tickets” or “Box Office Will Call” for your ticket delivery
7.  Click Add to Cart, and continue to checkout screen to enter payment information.

TO RECEIVE NOTICES LIKE THIS WITH MORE INFO ON ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY JOBS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND EVENTS:

Just go to www.INFOLIST.com and click Register!

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April 7th, 2014 by Cherry

I’m  a huge fan of the film Time After Time starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen it was so romantic that it made me swoon when I saw it for the first time as a child.  So am super excited to hear they are having a Live Q&A with Malcolm McDowell moderated by Nichelle Nichols!

How often do you get to see two Hollywood Legends in person?  Not often especially when one person is the original Lt. Uhura and the other Malcolm McDowell???

I saw Malcolm McDowell doing a Q&A a few years ago for A Clockwork Orange and it was fascinating.  He’s charming, has a wicked racy sense of humor and the ability to tell stories about his years working in Hollywood that makes your ears burn since your laughing so much.

So fellow geeky fans send a huge thanks to Jeffrey Gund’s INFOLIST.com for a sweet discoun and mark your calendars to attend!   See below for information and follow Jeff to keep up with Hollywood happenings!  

INFOLIST.com
Follow INFOLIST on Twitter
Like INFOLIST on Facebook
______________________________

Prospect House Entertainment
in partnership with Glendale Arts
invites you to attend

A special screening of the film

TIME AFTER TIME

preceded by a LIVE Q&A
with lead actor

MALCOLM MCDOWELL

moderated by
NICHELLE NICHOLS
(Lt. Uhura on Star Trek)

TUESDAY, April 8th, 2014
7:30pm at the
Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203


H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century where the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.  Starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, and David Warner.

There will be a red carpet, Step & Repeat with the celebrities, reception, multiple press and networks, and giveaways from Time After Time.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST (in the yellow box on the right) when you purchase your tickets at the link below to get 15% OFF!!  That’s just $12.75 (normally $15!) for an incredible evening with Hollywood icons Malcolm McDowell and Nichelle Nichols!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Note:  Do NOT use the “Choose Seats” option when ordering tickets, or you won’t be able to check out and finish your purchase.  This is a General Seating event, with no assigned seats.
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST when you purchase your tickets at buy tickets:

Please follow these directions to purchase your tickets:
1.  Click the buy tickets link above
2.  At that page, enter JEFFSINFOLIST in the yellow box on the right hand side
3.  Make sure “April 8th” is selected in the calendar, and enter the Number of tickets you wish to purchase.
4.  You MUST select the “Best Available” option (“Choose Seats” will not work, and won’t let you complete checkout, as this is a general admission/non-reserved seat showing).
5.  On the next screen, confirm your selection and click “Best Available” again.
6.  Choose either “Print at Home Tickets” or “Box Office Will Call” for your ticket delivery
7.  Click Add to Cart, and continue to checkout screen to enter payment information.

TO RECEIVE NOTICES LIKE THIS WITH MORE INFO ON ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY JOBS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND EVENTS:

Just go to www.INFOLIST.com and click Register!

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November 20th, 2013 by Cherry

The art of Juan Ortiz 

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS

STAR TREKTM: THE ART OF JUAN ORTIZ

SPECIAL GALLERY EXHIBIT PREVIEW MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 IN BEVERLY HILLS

Special Preview Reception and Book Signing with the Artist, in Advance of

Exhibit’s Official Los Angeles Opening Wednesday, November 20

WHAT: The Paley Center for Media is partnering with CBS Consumer Products to present the Los Angeles premiere gallery exhibition of Star Trek: the Art of Juan OrtizStar Trek: The Original Series occupies a rarefied place in popular culture and continues to be a force in all facets of media. Artist Juan Ortiz’s groundbreaking effort to personify each of the series’ 79 episodes, and the original pilot, through a collection of original art posters embodies his passion for the series, the transformational Sixties, and the often visceral reaction generated by each episode.The Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The exhibit will open to the public Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and close January 5, 2014

 

 

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November 17th, 2013 by Cherry

I’m going to be geeking out on Monday at the opening of the new Paley Center Exhibit of Juan Ortiz Star Trek inspired art.  I grew up loving Captain Kirk and his kiss with Uhura was a major crush moment for me as a child.  I’m a geek born and bred with a dad who’s major bonding was watching episodes of Star Trek (and other Science Fiction shows) together.  So when I got the invite it took me back to fond family memories of favorite shows, hanging with my dad and sister and well happy moments of childhood long since passed.  I mean really Star Trek is one of those shows that are STILL good even though it’s over 40 years old the stories, cast chemistry and creatures can still entertain.  You would assume I’d be Uhura but I’m more of a Spock.  The Spock in the opposite world where his passion was at the forefront but still analytical.  Hmmmm what does that say about me???  What Star Trek iconic character do you identify with and why?

Make sure you head to Beverly Hills and the Paley Center to see these iconic scenes reimagined by Juan Ortiz!

 NonProfit

 

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS

STAR TREKTM: THE ART OF JUAN ORTIZ

SPECIAL GALLERY EXHIBIT PREVIEW MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 IN BEVERLY HILLS

 Special Preview Reception and Book Signing with the Artist, in Advance of

Exhibit’s Official Los Angeles Opening Wednesday, November 20

WHAT: The Paley Center for Media is partnering with CBS Consumer Products to present the Los Angeles premiere gallery exhibition of Star Trek: the Art of Juan OrtizStar Trek: The Original Series occupies a rarefied place in popular culture and continues to be a force in all facets of media. Artist Juan Ortiz’s groundbreaking effort to personify each of the series’ 79 episodes, and the original pilot, through a collection of original art posters embodies his passion for the series, the transformational Sixties, and the often visceral reaction generated by each episode.Artist Juan Ortiz will be present for a book signing at the preview reception on Monday, November 18.

The exhibit will open to the public Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and close January 5, 2014.

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