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For nearly 30 years Nichelle Nichols has been a part of the Star Trek mythos Lieutenant Uhura communications of. I am very glad I read Nichelle Nichols autobiography She had me in tears so many times reading this The amount of racism that she had to deal with was just staggering I think most people who like Star Trek have heard her tell the story of how she was going to uit after the first season but Martin Luther King told her how important it was that she stay Now she says that she was uiting because she wanted to return to musical theatre or because her part was too small But in the book it is very clear it was because of the racism within the studio and on the set She had to deal with the studio refusing to give her a regular contract because she was a black woman instead she got a day rate and Gene Roddenberry made damn sure she was on the set every day so they d have to pay her than if she had a contract She didn t get her fan mail and faced racial abuse by make up people and security Yet despite all that she was fearless and strong She was very proud of what she achieved It was fascinating to read her early family history Her mixed race grandparents who married at the end of slavery moving north and being entirely cut of from her grandfather s rich white ex slaveowning family The way she was treated as the black daughter of a white man It was an incredible glimpse of social history Then it was fascinating to learn about how she was involved in promoting euality in NASA and managed to have a real and huge impact on the number of applicants they were having from women and BME people It was disappointing to read on here that despite these struggles hard core Shatner fans are still slamming her book cause they think she was too hard on him Personally I thought she was very balanced giving stories where she saw him at his best as well as his worstI thought it was an entertaining and inspiring book One that directly addresses America s racist past and looks with hope towards a better future Intensive Care years Nichelle Nichols has been a part of the Star Trek mythos Lieutenant Uhura communications of. I am very glad I read Nichelle Nichols autobiography She had me in tears so many times reading this The amount of racism that she had to deal with was just staggering I think most people who like Star Trek have heard her tell the story of how she was going to uit after the first season but Martin Luther King told her how important it was that she stay Now she says that she was uiting because she wanted to return to musical theatre or because her part was too small But in the book it is very clear it was because of the racism within the studio and on the set She had to deal with the studio refusing to give her a regular contract because she was a black woman instead she got a day rate and Gene Roddenberry made damn sure she was on the set every day so they d have to pay her than if she had a contract She didn t get her fan mail and faced racial abuse by make up people and security Yet despite all that she was fearless and strong She was very proud of what she achieved It was fascinating to read her early family history Her mixed race grandparents who married at the end of slavery moving north and being entirely cut of from her grandfather s rich white ex slaveowning family The way she was treated as the black daughter of a white man It was an incredible glimpse of social history Then it was fascinating to learn about how she was involved in promoting euality in NASA and managed to have a real and huge impact on the number of applicants they were having from women and BME people It was disappointing to read on here that despite these struggles hard core Shatner fans are still slamming her book cause they think she was too hard on him Personally I thought she was very balanced giving stories where she saw him at his best as well as his worstI thought it was an entertaining and inspiring book One that directly addresses America s racist past and looks with hope towards a better future

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Beyond Uhura Star Trek and Other Memories

Ficer of the starship Enterprise the first African American woman to have a major continuing role in television. This was an awesome memoirThe Trek stories were fun of course but it was really the span of Nichols career and interests that intrigued me most She was often in the right place at the right time to meet important directors and performers and it s always enjoyable to get new perspectives on important movements in theater and danceImage I feel a little silly saying it but it is affecting to have some stories told by someone you feel like you know even if you only know them from being a fan Stories like when she loses a big contract when she refuses to sleep with a producer or is assaulted and threatened when on an out of town job alone A personal account of sexism and racism is simply moving than statisticsThe chapters dealing with her family and her heritage were fascinating both moving and highly entertaining to readHer account of every part of her life seemed very fair minded Her verbal pictures especially of the people involved with Star Trek were highly nuanced No one came off as a bastard or as a saint just as people which makes me think her depictions are probably pretty close to the truth She calmly explains various incidents with charm and grace toward all concerned even when she was angry at the timeI was also impressed to read about Nichols work with NASA and other science organizations promoting women astronauts science education etcThis was a great readMore Reviews at The Blue Fairy s Bookshelf Devoted to Drew you feel like Marriage by Deception you only know them from being a fan Stories like when she loses a big contract when she refuses to sleep with a producer or is assaulted and threatened when on an out of town job alone A personal account of sexism and racism is simply moving than statisticsThe chapters dealing with her family and her heritage were fascinating both moving and highly entertaining to readHer account of every part of her life seemed very fair minded Her verbal pictures especially of the people involved with Star Trek were highly nuanced No one came off as a bastard or as a saint just as people which makes me think her depictions are probably pretty close to the truth She calmly explains various incidents with charm and grace toward all concerned even when she was angry at the timeI was also impressed to read about Nichols work with NASA and other science organizations promoting women astronauts science education etcThis was a great readMore Reviews at The Blue Fairy s Bookshelf

Summary Beyond Uhura Star Trek and Other Memories

Now Nichols with her candid and insightful autobiography takes readers where no book has gone before 40 photos. Uruha The famous Black kiss the woman who infused females to become top NASA scientists like other books from Star Trek stars this is lot than just Trek Unlike Bill who admitted he couldn t rember his time as Kirk all other stars could


10 thoughts on “Beyond Uhura Star Trek and Other Memories

  1. says:

    The lovely Nichelle Nichols is one of my idols since I was a kid I grew up on watching reruns of Star Trek and then of course going to see al

  2. says:

    This is an excellent example of fame going to a person's head making them feel as though they are intelligent than they actually are Ms Nichols gives off the unfortunate and hopefully unintentional impression that she thinks she is always right and always in the right except perhaps where her relationship with her mother

  3. says:

    I am very glad I read Nichelle Nichols' autobiography She had me in tears so many times reading this The amount of racism that she had to deal

  4. says:

    While I agree with Wendy's review somewhat mostly that this book is self indulgent disjointed and maybe even egotistical I feel those issues arise in many autobiographies especially from people in the entertainment industry You have to know what you're getting into I decided to pick this up after seeing Ms Nichols relate some of her stories at DragonCon 2012 and there can be no argument that she and Uhura have been great inspirati

  5. says:

    This was an awesome memoirThe Trek stories were fun of course but it was really the span of Nichols' career and interests that intrigued me most She was often in the right place at the right time to meet important directors and performers and it's always enjoyable to get new perspectives on important movements in theater

  6. says:

    In Beyond Uhura Nichelle Nichols tells her story from the beginnings growing up in a socially progressive family through he

  7. says:

    This one could have been named The world revolves around ME In this book Ms Nichols comes across as a very self indulgent person Hard working no doubt but too ideal and all winged haloed beautiful faultless fierce independent strong loving insertanythingpositivehere Even when she speaks about someone else it screams Look how good i

  8. says:

    Uruha The famous Black kiss the woman who infused females to become top NASA scientists like other books from Star Trek stars this is lot than just Trek Unlike Bill who admitted he couldn't rember his time as Kirk all other stars could

  9. says:

    This was an overall adeuate autobiography I love Star Trek but must admit that the first series is a bit too dated for me I grew up with TNG DS9 and Voyager and those are my true loves However I have always been interested in and root for women who go against the grain and Nichelle Nichols is one of those women Obviously not being alive at the time of TOS it is hard for me to appreciate just how big of a deal it was to have a ch

  10. says:

    My review is from the memory of reading this book years ago than from any current readings The short sweet of this autobiography is that Nichelle writes about her life before during after Star Trek Rather than go the same route as other ST alumi she tries her hardest to avoid badmouthing the Shatner even though he makes it

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