Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s original Uhura, is headed back into space, this time for a sci-fi musical comedy series called "The Cabonauts". Premiering in October on DailyMotion, the web show features Nichols playing the CEO of a ‘space taxicab’ company. More details, cast photo and video interview with Nichols below.
Nichols and The Cabonauts
"The Cabonauts" is the brain child of Hayden Black who has received much buzz in recent years for his other two web shows "Good Night Burbank" (a spoof about the news) and "Abi’s Teen Diary" (comedy about a teenage girl with a fictional genetic disorder making her look like a 30something guy).
Black tells TrekMovie that for his third web series he has always been inspired by the works of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhikers’ Guide series and wanted to make the first of its kind ‘science fiction musical comedy’. "The Cabonauts" mostly takes place in a ‘space taxi’ and focuses on Cyril (played by Black) a veteran space cab driver and Harry (Norm Thoeming) a rookie driver in trailing. Each episode will focus on a new passenger, all of whom will be well known stars of science fiction. Black Tells TrekMovie that the guest star list includes many Star Trek vets, but they are not releasing names yet. Rounding out the cast are Monica Young who plays the holographic dispatcher Lolita and Nichols, who plays CJ, the CEO of the cab company.
One other twist is that half way though each episode there will be a singing and dancing number, with an original song. Nichols is expected to join in with both the singing and the dancing. Here is a new video of Nichols talking about why she decided to join "The Cabonauts."
"Cabonauts" will premiere on DailyMotion.com in October. The first season will be 15 episodes long, broken into blocks of 5, but the frequency has not yet been determined. A trailer for the show, featuring Nichols, will debut at San Diego Comic Con later this month.
For more visit the official site at Cabonauts.com