Which Comedian Had A Recurring Role In The Star Trek Franchise?
JASON FITZPATRICK @jasonfitzpatric
SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2018
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Why such a strong desire? When the original Star Trek series aired, the presence of Nichelle Nichols in the role of Lt. Nyota Uhura was profoundly impactful on the then elementary-school-age Goldberg. Nichols role was notable in the 1960s as it was one of the first times an African-American woman was portrayed as anything other than a servant on American TV. Goldberg later recalled the moment:
When I was nine-years-old Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “Come here, mom, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!” I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.
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I didn’t know this story. I knew the answer because I always though Woopi was very funny; until she became a left-wing zealot on the View.
The positive example I want to be in my life hopefully will inspire someone else.
It’s up to all of us to be positive role models. That’s why I often excoriate CINO politicians as “bad examples” and disgraces to the label.
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