Nichelle Nichols AKA Lt. Uhura passed away yesterday.
I have always been a Star Trek fan. Well, maybe not between the ages 1-6. I don’t remember when I first started watching. It wasn’t during the first run of the original series, but in the 70s reruns.
It is quite the franchise. It just seemed to keep going on and on. Just when you think they are done, another movie or series comes out, the latest being Strange New Worlds.
Do I like them all. Nope*. Instead of rating them all, I’ll list my least favorite/watched:
- The Animated Series (I think I only watched one episode)
- Voyager – I tried to like it. I really did, but . . .
- Lower Decks – Another animated attempt
- Prodigy – Watched the first episode.
- Deep Space Nine – I watched the entire series when it first ran. I tried to re-watch it. Tried.
That’s quite a few not to like for a proclaimed fan. Good thing there are a gazillion other choices.
Back to Nichelle.
As Uhura, she was the calm amongst the drama on the bridge. We never saw her angry. Maybe she was listening to he favorite music with that massive earbud they made her wear. Fans that met her said she was a wonderful person.
She will be missed.
There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.
Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.
Maybe you will find a new favorite.
I’ll take a trip across the pond to the UK, where my readers there will probably know who Oh Wonder is.
Oh Wonder are an English, London-based alt-pop duo consisting of Anthony Vander West and Josephine Vander West. Since releasing their debut album, they have seen international success with their alt-pop singles.
This is the song that hooked me:
Hey! They kinda sound like —
Ahead of ya. These guys?
*Can I say “Nope”? Did Jordan Peele copyright it?
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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