This happened yesterday: Nichelle Nichols passed away at the age of 89. I don’t have words. Really. I grew up with Star Trek; I saw the starship Enterprise as a representation of Earth, of how things should be. There were all sorts of people who made the Enterprise run; that’s how things were supposed to be on our planet.
It was a future I could envision happening.
All I can really say now is thank you. Thank you Ms. Nichols for all that you did, for the trail you blazed, for everything. The stars shine brighter, but the Earth has lost its luster.