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Nichelle Nichols Almost Had ‘Star Trek’ Cameo? June 29, 2008

by Greg Parker , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , trackback

According Nichelle Nichols, the original Uhura, there was talk about her getting a cameo role in the new Star Trek movie. Nichols, who has previously spoken enthusiastically about visiting the movie set and meeting both the new Uhura (Zoe Saldana) and director JJ Abrams, made this new revaluation Saturday at the Supernova Pop Culture Expo in Perth Australia.

Here is what Nichols had to say about her meeting with JJ Abrams on the lot at Paramount:

He was very excited… like a young fan. He was like ‘I can’t believe I am sitting here with Uhura.’ And he said ‘You know, I would really like to find a valid reason for you to be in the movie.’ And, of course, I became – ooh! wow! I would love it. But how? And he says ‘that is the point, I don’t want it to be a gimmick, I don’t want to just be doing that to just do it.’ Leonard [Nimoy] is in it because the whole movie is about him, about Spock. …. He said ‘I’m just thinking’ – and he was telling me about the young actress who got the part to play the young Uhura, the pre-Uhura, Zoe Saldana – and he said ‘I think she could learn a lot from a lovely lady’, and he said: ‘You know what I’d love? I’d love for you to play her mother!’ And I said: ‘You know what I’d really like?…I’d like to play her grandmother!’ And he said ‘You’re too young to play her grandmother!’ and I said: ‘This is what grandmother’s look like !’

Nichols went on to say that Abrams wanted to make it happen, but due to the writers strike, which started soon after the meeting, it was not possible. Regardless, it was clear from her appearance in Perth that Nichols was charmed by Abrams and impressed with her visit to the set. She was also very impressed with the new Uhura, Zoe Saldana.

Nichols also touched on other areas and impressed the crowd of around 300 who came to see her, including a few in Starfleet uniform. One topical note she made was that she felt that the vision of the Star Trek’s IDIC was coming true with the recent American presidential campaign and seeing the candidacies of a woman and an African-American run for President. Nichols got a standing ovation at the end of her talk and had long queues of fans lining up to get photographs with her and autographs. The lines for Nichols were much larger than those for Jewel Staite (Kaylee on Firefly) and Kandyse McClure (Duala on BSG).


Nichols entertaining the crowd in Perth Australia
(photo via Sophie’s LJ blog)

VIDEO: Bonus Nichelle Down Under: Spock’s Bike Story
This weekend is actually the second Supanova weekend for Nichols in Australia – Last weekend she was in Sydney. Below is a video from that event (from YouTuber starrylizard), where Nichols talks about Leonard Nimoy’s bike on the Paramount lot back in the day:

 

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Comments

1. Camaro 09 - June 29, 2008

That would have been cool.

2. JeFF - June 29, 2008

I *LOVE* Nichelle Nichols… what a wonderful lady with class.

3. Other Clark - June 29, 2008

Grannie Uhura. lol

Too bad the Writer’s Strike happened and the whole idea was shelved…

…Or was it?! :-o

4. Thomas - June 29, 2008

Nichelle mentioned JJ wanting a valid reason for her possible cameo. That statement is pretty consistent with what Bob Orci, JJ, et al. have been saying about Shatner. They don’t want to stick them in there just to be there, that there should be a good reason, simply beyond “Let’s have them because we can.”

5. Chris Doohan - June 29, 2008

I’ve known Nichelle most of my life and I can say first hand that she is an incredible lady. She truly loves her fans and doesn’t have a pretentious bone in her body. She’s definitely my favorite TOS star, well, after my dad of course.

6. Daoud - June 29, 2008

Nichelle would be great in a non-cameo, really. She doesn’t have to just play Uhura’s grandmother… she could easily play a non-related character, such as portraying a President of The Federation. (Hillary Ubama?).

Her voice is still so…. perfect.

7. MORN SPEAKS - June 29, 2008

Part of me would have really liked to see Nichelle in the movie, but another part does not. It would be too gimicky, and she deserves a lot more than that. It makes sense that Nimoy is in it.

It’s like when I see Stan Lee in all these Marvel movies, it takes me out of the story.

8. david - June 29, 2008

Nichelle has always come across as a deeply elegant, caring and humanistic lady – and I do mean lady. She exudes a charm and class whenever she speaks, and is always insightful and inspiring. The embodiment of everything star trek was trying to say about humanity

9. angry but i'll get over it - June 29, 2008

and yet another reason to add to my reasons for being disgusted with modern hollywood and many (not all) of its writers. nevertheless, as it’s become popular with saying in terms of this movie “it would’ve been nice”….bless you nichelle nichols

10. The Vulcanista - June 29, 2008

I just wish they’d give her more to do on “Heroes.”

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

11. Demode - June 29, 2008

I really don’t want to see her playing her own grandmother . I would rather Spock be shown in a scene with her in the past, or maybe watching a taped message she sent him years before on the computer. Something like that could be rather touching, if done well.

12. Rhett Coates - June 29, 2008

The writer’s stike is long since over. Maybe they could whip up an “add-in” sequence with Nichelle and Zoe from “The United States Of Africa” – between now and May 2009…….. If “The Powers That Be” will allow it, if there’s time, if such a scene “WORKS” in the storyline, and/or if those involved have the time to do it.

13. Gary Seven - June 29, 2008

In ST: Of Gods and Men, she really acts well. Nothing against Walter Koening, but Nichelle’s acting is impressive. I wish they gave her more to do in the original series, but she was good in the movies as well.

14. SirMartman - June 29, 2008

When she first started talking about the “Star Trek” movie, she said that she had “seen the script” ,,so I thought it odd that JJ would show that to her so,,I wouldnt be surprised if she was,

15. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - June 29, 2008

I almost won the Lottery only 4 numbers off

16. SirMartman - June 29, 2008

what numbers,,,,

1 7 0 1 ??

:o )

17. Spocko - June 29, 2008

“Deforest and umm…and umm…Kirk, what’s his name?”

Classic, love to hear stories from behind the scenes of TOS.

18. Vulcan927 - June 29, 2008

would have been an awesome bonus, she has such a great spirit, a very classy lady

19. CmdrR - June 29, 2008

Nichelle in the movie would indeed have been a revaluation… or even a revelation.

20. Paulaner - June 29, 2008

#4 “They don’t want to stick them in there just to be there, that there should be a good reason, simply beyond “Let’s have them because we can.”

Yes, that’s the great difference between Star Trek fan fiction and serious movie production. Fan fictions tend to throw in all the Trek icons they can get theirs hand on. This, in my opinion, is a big mess.

21. CmdrR - June 29, 2008

20- Agreed. As much ‘fun’ as “Of Gods and Men” is, it is a mess of slop-together ‘what ifs’ without a good hard look at the overall product.

22. Xai - June 29, 2008

20. Paulaner – June 29, 2008
. This, in my opinion, is a big mess.

Sorry, I don’t follow. How’s this a “big mess”?

Putting actors in just because the fans think they should doesn’t serve the story. That’s just for nostalgia.
I like NN and the rest, but for Trek to come back, it has to work at telling an exciting Trek-type story, not revisit the past.

23. Xai - June 29, 2008

Clarifying #22…

“the past” meaning original TOS actors not already cast

24. GaryS - June 29, 2008

Well, at least they tried.

25. BritishStyleGalactica - June 29, 2008

NN cameo?
Bad idea.
As much as I love her it would be far too gimicky.
Nostalgia is good but lets move forward, eh?
(Even though we are going backwards of course)
Still love you NN.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

26. Green-Blooded-Bastard - June 29, 2008

She is such a well spoken and articulate woman. How hard would have it been to write a small 3-line segment in the movie where she gets to hold her infant granddaughter while the parents reveal to her they named the baby Uhura after her grandmother? Eh, I guess they have their reasons.

27. DEMODE - June 29, 2008

One way could be of Uhura sending a message to Spock, that she recorded after Kirk’s death, to inform him of his passing. She, like Spock, wasn’t on the Entrprise-B. It could be that Spock was far away from Earth at the time of Kirk’s death, and Uhura was the one who sent him the news of Kirk’s death via a recorded message. I could see that being one message that Spock wouldn’t get rid of, and I could see him playing the message to himself years later. Definitely the easiest way I can think of getting her in.

If you read this Bob Orci, feel free to use that idea :)

28. Jordan - June 29, 2008

I kinda like the idea of her playing a mother/grandmother. But NN is still too recognizable as Uhura…. so it would probably appear to be gimmicky. Abrams instincts are totally right — avoid all gimmicks. The film needs to stand on its own.

29. Admiral_Bumblebee - June 30, 2008

In the next movie, the crew of the Enterprise could age rapidly and the young actors are replaced by the olds. So we would have Nimoy, Shatner, Nichols, Koenig and Takei again. The only ones not affected by the aging are Scotty and Bones and they frantically try to find a way to cure their friends before they die…
Ok, we had this in a TOS-episode, but it would be cool nonetheless ;)

30. Iowagirl - June 30, 2008

Poor JJ – he’s been desperately trying to figure out how to put all these wonderful original actors in, and he just can’t make it happen. Botheration! Seems like he’s contending against himself – one man pitting himself against the forces of himself; Abrams against Abrams; the eternal conflict – a fight to the finish… Must be a really disconcerting, back-braking time for him. Don’t give in, JJ – if you pip yourself, you can always make up with paying for a nice dinner, a showy tour of the set, or maybe, if you’re really lucky, there will be another strike in the nick of time. There are always possibilities…

31. Mark Anton - June 30, 2008

As much as I admire and appreciate someone like Nichelle Nichols, I’m glad she won’t be appearing in the new movie. I don’t want Star Trek to end up looking like the Lost in Space Movie, where they had most of the original-show cast members appearing on screen, practically winking at the audience. It takes you away from what they supposed to be trying to do: convince you that the new actors really are the characters. I am ready to buy into this new Trek, and I am really looking forward to being convinced that this is real TOS Trek. At the same time, I am glad that Leonard Nimoy is in the film because it sounds like, from what I’ve read here and elsewhere, that is presence in the film will greatly enhance the story; in fact, it sounds like they would have had to shelve this script if he hadn’t agreed to do it. Now that’s the kind of casting I can appreciate: someone who has to be in the movie. Personally, I hope to see Nichelle and the rest of the original actors seated in an honored place at the movie’s premiere. And then we all can appreciate what’s happening on the screen from the audience’s perspective.
Thank-you, J.J. Abrams, for resisting emotional impulses, and for making
every effort to make the new Trek as believable as possible.It’s the new crew that is going to have to sell this story to the audience. Save nostalgia for the Star Trek conventions.

32. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

Whenever I start a comment with an apology, I realize that maybe my perspective is a bit skewed and I think of delicate ways to politely say what I need to.

But I have to be honest. When I was a kid, watching TOS, the character of Uhura meant absolutely nothing to me. In fact in every episode I kind of hoped that something bad would happen to the character just to get her out of the way. She just seemed cluttery, and unnecessary. I think that Nichelle should have quit the show back in the day and I do not think it was wise for her to take Martin Luther Kennedy’s advice and whatnot. The dude was wrong. She called that one perfect – the character served no purpose.

AS for Nichelle herself, I had the opportunity to meet her and Doohan in Fort Collins at the Foothills Fashion Mall in 1986. I found them both to be very nice and accomodating to us geeks who came out to see them. So please keep in mind I speak negatively only about the character of Uhura. Not of Nichelle Nichols.

Chris Doohan, are you really 49? Did I read that right the other day? Time is creeping up on us, man. When you’re a kid, time seems to go on forever. Why can’t it be like that anymore? You’ve got 10 years on me, but dont feel bad… it’s hitting us all the same.

Anyway, my overall thing is it’s a great thing that there’s not an Uhura cameo, thank God. In reading her story about it, I think we all see the fact that Sir JJ™ was probably trying to be more respectful than seriously considering it. I don’t know that Nichelle saw it that way. But I don’t think it was really going to happen on any level.

Is now the time when I say I am sorry?

BEST!!

=h=

33. Tom - June 30, 2008

I wonder if there was any thought of including all the remaining TOS actors. Figuring out the difficulties with the Shatner situation probably put a damper on that anyway.

34. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

#28 and #31 hit it right on the head. Look, it’s enough that Abrams is directing a film which pays direct homage to the past work of these actors, or in Nichelle’s case–actress. It’s nice that he wishes there were a way to include some of them, but his instincts tell him that it would be distracting and gimmicky. Above all else, he wants to make a good movie that established fans and more importantly, more casual moviegoers, will buy into and enjoy. Leonard Nimoy’s Spock is important to the story, obviously, and I am thankful that the film will have such a direct link to the original cast. His is the only presence which makes any sense. I don’t care for the idea of having Nichelle Nichols appear as someone else. What’s the point? It’s nice that JJ was somewhat reverant in talking to all the original actors, but I’m glad he made the right decision in the end to limit their involvement to behind-the-scenes stuff.

35. Commodore Z - June 30, 2008

I love the idea of cameos, paying respect to the original, but if you do this too much you’re just cluttering up the movie with fodder for us geeks. Better to tell a solid story with fewer nods to the hardcore fans.

36. 'Beach - June 30, 2008

35
Hitch

It’s Dr. Martin Luther KING, not KENNEDY. You needn’t necessarily apologize for having an opinion, but at least check your facts first…

37. 'Beach - June 30, 2008

34
It’s like he’s getting their blessing for recasting their iconic roles, Closet. But to just shoehorn them in because we fabid ranboys want them there is just bad filmmaking and poor storytelling…

38. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

#37—Agreed.

39. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

Well Son of a ‘Beach™! You’re right-o. Me thinks that was a grate typo on my part. Me gets confused with the King and the Kennedy. Both was great racialists… both start with K, both got a bullet in the mullet. Too many things in common, the 60s and whatnot. I was thinking one thing and typed another.

I can spell and I can type, but I will work on the facts thing better. I am pretty sure it was 1986, the Foothills Fashion Mall in Fort Collins. I remember it vividly because Nichelle and Doohan were asked about TNG, which was in the early stages. They were polite but said that they didn’t support it. I remember very clearly that those were Doohan’s words. They were very honest that the reason was because they weren’t in it. I thought it was pretty classy and for that time, anyway, had decided that I would avoid TNG and be loyal to them.

Some lady in the crowd told them that she had named her daughter Nichelle because of the Uhura character. I think even she and Doohan thought that was a little batty. But of course they played very nice and congratulated her. Personally I was about ready to throw up. Then again, I was only 16 and drinking massive amouints of beer was fairly new to me.

Those are the facts.

=h=

40. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

#40—-”Both was great racialists”

Nevermind the Don King-esque vocabulary, but what exactly did Kennedy accomplish?

The truth is, he is one of the most overrated and least successful Presidents in the 20th Century. Let us not forget that, historically speaking, particularly when it came to Civil Rights legislation, Kennedy was far too weak to get anything done. It took the hard-nosed Washington bully, Lyndon Johnson, to coerce a somewhat reluctant Congress into passing that legislation. Even Kennedy’s most “triumphant” hour — the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba–is extremly overrated, particularly when you consider that the withdrawal and the return from the brink of nuclear war was only agreed upon after significant concessions to the Soviets on Kennedy’s part. Those concessions were, of course, kept secret for decades in order for the US—and Kennedy— to save face.

I’m sorry, but it just bugs me when people waive the JFK flag as if he was the second coming of Abe Lincoln (“Savage Curtain” shout out), just because the man was assasinated. The sad truth is, he was a poor to mediocre President, and an even worse naval officer.

41. Harry Ballz - June 30, 2008

Let’s not start praising Lyndon Johnson………he was guilty of many terrible things!

42. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

yo, Closettrekker. You know dem rules EAR, aiiight? The way that AP kicks it. IxNay on the OliticsPay, ArtnerPay. There are other places to speak of those things.

I wasn’t trying to stir politico. Me was just tellin why me used the wrong names. And Uhura always talks about dem blokes telling her to stay on the Star Trek season 2 when she wanted to quit. Like John Fitzgerald callin her up and saying, “yo! you is setting the example for the races so stay on dat lot” and all dat.

Speaking of names, I really have to be honest here again and tell you guys how many times as a child that I wanted to take the N in Nichelle and make that thing an M. It should be Michelle. That always really bothered me. It could have something to do with my overall distaste for the character of Uhura.;

I think I just learned something about myself. And you know, it’s never too late for her to get the *proper* spelling of her first name.

43. sean - June 30, 2008

#40

Closettrekker, while I agree that history has turned Kennedy into something of a legend beyond his real abilities, what problem do you have with his military service? He fought to serve, despite being initially turned down, and earned numerous commendations and medals, not to mention saving the lives of his crew despite considerable injury to himself. In what way was he a poor naval officer?

44. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

Look – everyone. Talking dem politics and dem politicians is against the rules and totally off-topic. And if an idiot like me knows that, you can be sure that AP himself is going to say da same.

Who’s with me on the changing the N to an M thing? aaiiiight?

45. sean - June 30, 2008

Hitch,

I don’t think this is really politics, per se, I’m just curious what Closettrekker meant. I won’t be offended either way. It’s more a discussion of history than anything else.

46. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

#41—No argument there, but he IS the one who “extorted” the votes necessary to pass monumental civil rights legislation which Kennedy could not come close to getting passed. I’m only giving him credit for what casual history often forgets. LBJ was many things, and not all of them good, but he was responsible for that bit of good, and that much is indisputable. LBJ used the Kennedy assasination as well as “information’ about certain leading members of Congress to get that bill passed.

#43—His experience aboard the PT Boat very nearly ended in court-martial for his crew ending up in that situation to begin with. It was extensive influence on the part of his affluent father which turned a near disaster into commendation and the medals you spoke of. This was extensively covered in one of Chester Nimitz’ biographies, and that particular bit of insight comes from one of Admiral Nimitz’ aides whose name unfortunately escapes me. Nimitz was apparently somewhat resentful of the pressure to make Kennedy a hero, according to his aid, and himself deemed Kennedy to have been derilict as a commanding officer aboard the PT109.

47. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

BTW, when I say that LBJ “used the Kennedy assasination”, I am not referring to any “conspiracy theory”. I am simply saying that he publicly put Congress on the spot in a speech subsequent to the unfortunate events in Dallas, challenging them to pass the Civil Rights Act.

48. Harry Ballz - June 30, 2008

Closettrekker, that’s too bad you corrected your previous post, I thought you had it right the first time!

49. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

Oh, Harry, you old scotch-drinkin’ conspiracy-theorist you!

50. Daoud - June 30, 2008

Here I thought he was conflating MLK and *R*FK, not JFK.

#something Uhura is her last name, not her first name. That’s Nyota. So her parents would have been telling her grandmother (Nichelle in a cameo) that they named her Nyota after her.

Oh well… Roddenberry didn’t really check with a linguist, since ‘uhuru’ means freedom, and “Uhura” is GR’s feminization attempt. He should have left it at Uhuru….

In any event… Nyota “enn-yoh-tuh” starts with N, just like Nichelle.

51. Closettrekker - June 30, 2008

#42—”Like John Fitzgerald callin her up and saying, “yo! you is setting the example for the races so stay on dat lot” and all dat.”

From the grave? I think you mean MLK…or perhaps the President’s brother, Robert. Unless Nichelle was communing with the dead, I think you’re confused… among other things.

52. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

That’s one that I think that Roddenberry actually got pretty wrong. Heres the deal and I studied this in college. This was back in the ayyyyties, about 1988. Back when no one had heard of global warming, we was talkin bout it and the rainforest deforestation and whatnot. SO I actually have a little experience and knowledge in this regard from my education at University.

In Africa, the tribes down there or “Afrikaaners” as they were called during the “Apartheid” period of the ayyyyties. Anyway. These dudes and chicks in the Nyrobi and whatnot, along the Sudan, did not have formal names and surnames. It was more akin to the American Indian thing where they have phrases for names, if they had names at all. You see, in that culture, names were not as important as the jobs they performed in each tribe. However, the more affluent tribes could afford such luxury as nomenclature and spent their days crafting phrases, not surnames, that would eventually change when a better name came along.

So “Dances with Freedom” or “Runs with Smote Foot” are actually real and proper “Afrikaaner” names, translated into * proper * English of course. They didnt have an alphabet and they didn’t have words. All it was, was grunts, or a sequence of grunts and clicks. Very primitive. But still, this is confirmed by the history books at University back in the aaaayties.

The names Nichelle and Nyota are improper, as is Uhura or Uhura. Only Nichols is a proper and accurate name. But it is not a name of the Afrikaaners.

BEST!!

=h=

53. fan of uhura - June 30, 2008

consider that Uhura is the only character who was never in a post-TOS production:

Bones was in Encounter @ Farpoint (TNG)
Spock was in Unification (TNG)
Scotty was in Relics (TNG) and Generations
Kirk was in Generations
Checkov was in Generations
Sulu was in Flashback (VOY)

i think she deserves her due

54. hitch1969© - June 30, 2008

Uhura was in OF GODS AND MEN. ’nuff said.

55. Wesley - June 30, 2008

A great woman! She was the first woman to kiss me…..when I was 7! No kidding! She is a great woman, kind and kind hearted, to bad she is not going to be in Trek 11

56. John Sullivan - July 1, 2008

I like Nichelle and the one time I met her I told her to quit telling the same old Dr. Martin Luther King stories and to quit living as some “Galaxy Quest” character destined to have “Uhura” on her gravestone, and to get down to the Auditions for ANYTHING other than Star Trek, as Shatner was able to do so well with Boston Legal. I recently told Shatner to get the “Star Trek Crap” off his website and to get some Boston Legal stuff there, and Shatner responded that it’s all about legal rights, and if he could, he would. But at least Shatner’s living successfully outside the Star Trek bubble, and I’m sure Nichelle could as well if she would put her mind to it. This story was about being turned away from a Star Trek audition, but she’s sort of limiting herself by seeking a career back there, instead of the endless open horizon filled with endless better opportunities.

57. John Sullivan - July 1, 2008

QUOTE:

hitch1969© – June 30, 2008

… In Africa, the tribes down there or “Afrikaaners” as they were called during the “Apartheid” period of the ayyyyties. Anyway. These dudes and chicks in the Nyrobi and whatnot, along the Sudan, did not have formal names and surnames. It was more akin to the American Indian thing where they have phrases for names, if they had names at all. You see, in that culture, names were not as important as the jobs they performed in each tribe. However, the more affluent tribes could afford such luxury as nomenclature and spent their days crafting phrases, not surnames, that would eventually change when a better name came along …

… The names Nichelle and Nyota are improper, as is Uhura or Uhura. Only Nichols is a proper and accurate name. But it is not a name of the Afrikaaners.

BEST!!

=h=

END QUOTE.

You get the gold star for ignorance in this case, as obviously we’re talking about an Earth of the 23rd Century which is by CIVILIZED standards are not only citizens of the United States of Africa, and designing and operating fusion reactors and boosters to carry their population into space as tourists, but far more capable of doing what in your aaaighty’s mind the Blacks (and Whites) of Africa are capable of doing … like carving bamboo into spears to poach elephants. I know a great many people from Africa, a few from Nigeria (including Cardinal Arinze, long a likely candidate for Pope), a few from the Congo, a few from Kenya, but most from Tanzania. They are not the bush tribes you envision for the world of today, to say nothing of the 23rd Century.

Nichelle told me long ago she wanted Uhura’s first name to be Leeshia … or later as I understood it, Alicia. Some writer came up with “Nyota” and in the translation Uhura’s name is “Star of Freedom.”

Maybe not proper to you in the early 21st Century, but give it a few hundred years … maybe the civilized convention of civilization, and not your fantasies of primitive tribes wearing grass skirts will stick.

58. sean - July 1, 2008

Jeez John, with such tactful words it’s a wonder Nichelle or Bill didn’t take your advice immediately ;)

59. hitch1969© - July 1, 2008

Jahnny® O’Sully™,

I see that humility is not your strongest character trait, but will allow you the courtesy of not being condescended to in response. I appreciate your contribution to this discussion and will leave my personal opinions of said contribution in my thoughts and prayers. For what is understood not need be discussed. IF that is how you truly wish to present yourself, mine is not to sit in judgment of that. It makes a statement of its own.

You are a common acquaintence of both Shatner and Nichelle. You claim to speak to them on the first name basis while pointing out their missteps in their careers, both of whom fully appreciate your insight – despite it’s tough love approach. As an expert on the culture of Africa, both today and in the 23rd century, you have awarded me the most prestigious “Gold Star of Ignorance®” for my outdated midwestern education and alcohol-hazed swiss-cheese brain mass.

I’ve been working all my life for that, man.

Why? Because I am humble… and that’s just how I roll. I don’t claim to know everything and everyone. But I am meeting them, and learning along the way. And in meeting you, I have learned much. For this, I thank you!

BEST!!

=h=

60. Wes - July 1, 2008

Nichelle has plenty of cash probably and just wants to do what she wants, plus, she does alot of other stuff, guest starring roles, Lady Magdalene’s, etc.

61. Stan - July 1, 2008

Who gives a crap? The TOS days are over. Let them star in 4th rate TOS crapola like “All My Days”. They need to just let it go.

62. Stan - July 1, 2008

Hey John Sullivan, who the @*&! are you to tell anyone anything? Get lost and tell your lies elsewhere.

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