May The Verse Be With You: Prime Example

Nichelle Nicholls really was a prime example of why fans of the Star Trek franchise love the show so much . . .  Sadly, Nichelle Nicholls, who first played...
prime example

Nichelle Nicholls really was a prime example of why fans of the Star Trek franchise love the show so much . . .  Sadly, Nichelle Nicholls, who first played Nyota Uhura, passed away recently. We reported on the regretful news in our obituary of Nichelle Nicholls. This poem aims to pay homage to the original actor that paved the way for so many . . .

 

Doctor’s Orders

 

A warrior

   in a red dress,

   without her the

        ships in a mess . . .

 

So many tongues

she learnt to speak,

alien ones

and likely Greek!

 

Her presence showed

so many fans

that the future

     was not just man’s . . .

 

Within her head

her super-brain

makes miracles

time and again

 

Prime example ,

a bold hero

your legacy

       will grow and grow . . .

All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy

Illustration by L. A. Cassidy

 

We know that there are others who have also played Uhura, too. Whilst we also have a deep respect for them, and their portrayals, this tribute is for Nichelle. She really was the original prime example. However, it’s great to see that the character is still being depicted by Celia Rose Gooding. See you all next Friday dear readers, for some more fun! Until then, live long and prosper . . .

 

 

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