You’d have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
With the cause for celebration running riot across the galaxy, we had no option but to ask one of the founding fathers – sorry, mothers – of Star Trek about her tenure on the original series.
Playing Nyota Uhura, Nichelle Nichols became an on-screen icon shortly after the shows debut. Not only due to Uhura’s charismatic and spirited nature, but also due to the fact that Nichols was one of the first black women on US television to hold a prominent leading role in a series.
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