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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Don’t worry you won’t have to choose with Epix Star Trek Movie fest all leading up to the World TV Premier of Star Trek into Darkness on the 16th! 24 hours of Kirk over emoting. Spock looking … well unemotional. Captain Picard bringing the sexy with his dulcet British tones. Deanna Troi ALWAYS stating the obvious (the Alien is mad we’re shooting at it! bwa ha ha). Bones freaking out about everything! The Tribbles!!!! Oh wait that’s the TV show .. KAHHNNNN!!!!! Watching Epix will give you the opportunity to compare Kahn’s and pick your favorite. Mine is the original with all of his unbridled passion, swarthy skin, sexy accent and well the chest!! hubba hubba Kahn was one of my first geek crushes!
So set your TV to stun starting on Sunday, February 16th at 6AM with the Epix original documentary – The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner. Captain Kirk you sexy promiscuous devil! I always expected a movie where some alien female knocks on his door with some baby mama drama! bwa ha ha
All counting down the movies till Star Trek Into Darkness
on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 8PM ET with all new commentary from Trekkie icons Leonard Nimoy and George Takei. It will be an opportunity to enjoy the EPIX Special Presentation of “A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy”
aka Spock will share his memories of Star Trek from the beginning even more meaningful after his announcement that he’s suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after giving up smoking over 30 years ago (QUIT SMOKING PEOPLE!).
George Takei will make special segments throughout the marathon with anecdotes about his life in the Trek Universe (you can see a teaser here
STAR TREK FEST Full Schedule – all times EASTERN
6:00 AM – The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner EPIX Original Documentary
6:45 AM –Trekkies
8:15 AM – The Captains Close-Up: Patrick Stewart EPIX Original Documentary
8:50 AM – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
11:05 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
1:05 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
2:55 PM – William Shatner’s Get a Life! EPIX Original Documentary
4:00 PM –Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
5:50 PM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
7:45 PM –A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy EPIX Special Presentation
8:00 PM –Star Trek Into Darkness World Television Premiere
10:15 PM – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
12:05 AM – Star Trek Into Darkness
2:20 AM – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
4:20 AM – The Captains EPIX Original Documentary
For more information about STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS visit
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