Ridiculous History: How MLK Influenced the Direction of 'Star Trek'

Ridiculous History: How MLK Influenced the Direction of 'Star Trek'

\" \" Nichelle Nichols stars as Lt. Uhura in the \"Star Trek\" episode \"Spock's Brain.\" After the first season of \"Star Trek,\" she was approached with the opportunity to return to the stage and decided to take it. Nichols' continued presence on the show cemented Lieutenant Uhura as a cultural icon in science fiction and American pop culture. \" Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner lock lips on the \"Star Trek\" episode \"Plato's Stepchildren,\" originally aired Nov. 22, 1968. The play aired in 1962, years before the fateful \"Star Trek\" scene.

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