Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols suffers mild stroke

The 82 year old thespian is said to be undurgoing tests and in good spirits.
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Both the science fiction and Star Trek community are rallying to support the beloved Star Trek actress, Nichelle Nichols, who suffered from a mild stroke on Wednesday evening, who is best known for her reoccurring role as Lieutenant Uhura in both the original Star Trek  television show, as well as all six accompanying movies.

Ms. Nichol’s representatives from Galactic Productions released the following information surrounding her condition via Facebook, “Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” said Zach McGinnis. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.

The actresses representatives have gone on to further update the public concerning Ms. Nichols condition saying, “CAT scan came back negative, and we are awaiting the results from the MRI. Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss, but she is not showing any signs of paralysis.

Fellow Star Trek actor and friend George Takei, “We understand Nichelle Nichols has been rushed to the hospital. We don’t have any diagnosis on her condition but our thoughts are with her.

We at SciFi Pulse wish Ms. Nichols a speedy recovery and are sending her a quantum amount of well wishes via all subspace channels.

Tye Bourdony is the co-owner of as well as the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is also a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, deep space traveler, and the lead interstellar reporter for the Galactic Enquirer. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Family Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at or send your thoughts and story/article ideas to
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