108: NICHELLE NICHOLS - A Celebration of Her Life & Career - With Special Guest LARRY NEMECEK ("Dr. Trek")
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On Episode 108 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the life and career of the late, great NICHELLE NICHOLS, who passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 89. Her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura, the communications officer on Star Trek, is legendary in that it was one of the first strong black female character roles on American television. Her star-power from this role led to her becoming a recruiter of many minorities and women to NASA in the '70s and '80s.
Joining to assist in this memorial episode is "Dr. Trek" himself, LARRY NEMECEK! Larry portrayed Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Star Trek Continues web series episodes "Pilgrim of Eternity" and "Lolani," and served as the series' Creative Consultant. Nemecek has also acted in and produced a number of different Star Trek related media products, both in a professional capacity and as an enthusiast.
Additionally, Mr. Retrovere shares this week's Retro News segment.
Also, check out Curtis' recent blog post which contains photos of his encounter with Nichelle Nichols in 1987!
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