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Star Trek: Uhura’s New Star Releases Touching Story About Nichelle Nichols’ Death

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STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS

August 03, 2022 at 11:10 a.m.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star Celia Rose Gooding succeeds Nichelle Nichols as Uhura. At the death of the actress, she publishes a touching article.

Star Trek Strange New Worlds: Celia Rose Gooding as Nyota Uhura.

Star Trek Strange New Worlds: Celia Rose Gooding as Nyota Uhura. (Source: ViacomCBS/TMDb.org)

  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star Celia Rose Gooding has written a heartfelt and inspiring obituary on the death of Uhura star Nichelle Nichols.
  • Gooding plays a young version of Uhura, and in his article, published by The Hollywood Reporter, discusses how important Nichols’ role as Uhura is for generations to come.

Celia Rose Gooding plays a young version of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The role was made famous by Nichelle Nichols in the 60s and has become an icon of the Star Trek universe. However, Nichols recently passed away. To honor her heroine, Celia Rose Gooding has now written a heartfelt message.

The actress, who joins Nichols from Broadway, doesn’t exactly describe herself as a good writer, but that doesn’t make her commentary on Nichelle Nichols’ legacy any less personal or heartfelt. She shared the post to US Magazine Hollywood journalists was posted on Instagram.

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Gooding explains how Nichols changed the way many people think. Especially young black girls, who only knew black women in the 1960s as good on TV. Uhura as a ship’s officer was something new!

The actress reinforces her point with an anecdote from “Star Trek: Picard” star Whoopi Goldberg. At that time, she was watching “Spaceship Enterprise” on TV and when she saw Uhura, she ran through the house yelling, “Go quick! I saw a black woman on TV – and this wasn’t a cleaning lady!”

For many today, Uhura’s role is insignificant, small, and hardly worth mentioning, but the cultural shift the role brought about cannot be denied. The role of Nichelle Nichols has allowed many other young black women to dream.

Of course, Celia Rose Gooding also mentions Nichelle Nichols’ anecdote of how Martin Luther King saved Uhura. Gooding goes on to say that without Nichelle Nichols, she probably wouldn’t have had her career.

This is a reference not only to Nichols’ legacy of Uhura’s role, but also to Nichelle’s “dedication to creating space for strong-willed, intelligent, opinionated and tactful black women in the industry. entertainment”.

There’s still a long way to go for women in the industry, especially black women, but Nichelle Nichols has led the way.

Celia Rose Gooding returns as Uhura in Season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. In Germany we are still waiting for the start of the first season. We have a tip you can use to see ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ in Germany right now. We also list all “Star Trek” releases for you!

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08.10.2021

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