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Mlk Convinces Nichelle Nichols To Stay On Star Trek in Drunk History

Given the scope of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, it can be easy to overlook that he convinced Nichelle Nichols to stick it out on Star Trek—but Drunk History is here to help. Beginning life in 2007 on Funny or Die, Drunk History takes a decidedly novel approach to retelling great moments of cultural importance. Since its move to Comedy Central in 2013, the four seasons of the show so far have seen host Derek Waters get actors and comedians tanked to retell key historical moments with celebrities acting things out, warts and all.
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Drunk History: Comedy Central Series Looks at Star Trek's Big Kiss

Drunk History is tackling a major television milestone. TrekMovie reports the Comedy Central TV show will feature a segment about Star Trek's groundbreaking kiss.The segment will see Raven Symoné and Derek Waters reenact the famous Star Trek kiss between Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner). The kiss became the first interracial kiss ever broadcast on American television.Read More…
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Film News Roundup: ‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin’s Comedy ‘Little’ in Development

Film News Roundup: ‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin’s Comedy ‘Little’ in Development
In today’s film news roundup, Marsai Martin generates her own movie, Snoop Dogg joins a sci-fi parody, and Atlanta-based Blackhall launches a production company.

‘Little’ Project

“Black-ish” star Marsai Martin is executive producing and starring in Universal’s comedy “Little,” which is based on the 13-year-old’s idea.

The story focuses on an adult woman who gets the chance to relive her carefree youth after the pressures of adulthood overwhelm her. “Peeples” writer-director Tina Gordon Chism is attached to direct from the script, which was initially written by “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver.

The project is set up with “Girls Trip” producers Will Packer and James Lopez along with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. “Girls Trip “star Regina Hall and Josh Martin will executive produce with Marsai Martin.

Marsai Martin has starred as a twin to Miles Brown’s character with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross portraying their parents in the four seasons of ABC’s “[link
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Nichelle Nichols

If you saw the original Star Trek, you will remember Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, a translator and communications officer aboard the Enterprise. Of course, Ms. Nichols has reprised many other roles during her time in show business. Whether you know the illustrious and celebrated long-time actress from Heroes, The Young and the Restless, or another role, you will likely recognize that she is a woman of considerable talent. Nichols has broken many barriers during her time in show business, and has had a very interesting career and life. If you want to get to know this performer a little bit

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Nichelle Nichols
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Horror Highlights: Desolation Images, December Contest from Comet TV, The Bone Box, Surge Of Power: The Stuff Of Heroes

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A camping trip takes a turn into unsettling territory in the new film Desolation, which comes out this week and is teased in a new batch of images in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a December contest from our friends at Comet TV, the trailer for the new horror film The Bone Box, and details on the star-studded cast of Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.

New Stills from Desolation: IFC Midnight will release Desolation in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on December 15th, including special Q&A screenings:

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Special Advance Screening on Thursday, December 14, at 9pm at the IFC Center with Q&A with editor Alexander Frasse, producer Kim Patton, associate producer Ned Donovan, and composer Marcus Bagala. Tickets available here: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/desolation/

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Opening Night Q&A on Friday, December 15 (9:05pm show), with director Sam Patton,
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Cinema’s first gay superhero returns in Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Cinema’s first out gay superhero returns this January with the theatrical debut of Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel, the follow-up to the groundbreaking and lighthearted superhero movie Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.

Creator Vincent J. Roth returns to the cape-clad title role of Surge, alongside the likes of Star Trek alums Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, SuperFriends! Shannon Farnon, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist’s Linda Blair, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century star Gil Gerard and the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno. Check out the synopsis and trailer here…

Surge’s nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo). Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals. Needing more crime fighting help,
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American Horror Story: The Tragic Story Behind Marshall Applewhite and Heaven's Gate

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Image Source: FX Networks American Horror Story: Cult really lives up to its subtitle with the latest episode, "Drink the Kool-Aid." Sure, Kai Anderson has had all the markings of a cult leader up to this point, but in Tuesday's episode it all comes to a head, as the FX drama kicks off the hour with short features on some of the world's most infamous cult leaders: David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Marshall Applewhite. In the episode, Ahs: Cult takes time to use both real footage and also staged reenactments of all these cults, with Evan Peters showing off some serious mimicry chops as the various cult leaders (and the makeup artists earning their paychecks turning Peters into these notorious men). RelatedEven Sarah Paulson Gets Scared Out of Her Mind During an Ahs-Themed Haunted House Despite Applewhite being the most current cult leader in the timeline, it seems that his
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Star Trek Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green Praises “Queen” Nichelle Nichols – NY Comic Con

Star Trek Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green Praises “Queen” Nichelle Nichols – NY Comic Con
"She's a queen,” Star Trek Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green told New York Comic Con today of original Star Trek cast member Nichelle Nichols. "I owe so much to her, we all owe so much to her," The Walking Dead alum emotionally said of the actor who played Lieutenant Uhura on the USS Enterprise. An attendee at the Star Trek Discovery premiere last month, Nichols' character was one of the very first African-American women to be on the small screen to not be playing a…
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How Star Trek tackled the final frontier: Trump

For the first time in over a decade, Star Trek is back and as timely as ever – with war, racial tension and a demagogue obsessed with making Klingons great again. But is this what Gene Roddenberry would have wanted?

For a while there, it looked like Star Trek: Discovery was another disaster in the making. It’s certainly what the problems that plagued it from the outset led you to believe. Why else would the franchise’s first show for over a decade – since dud prequel Enterprise ended in 2005 – be delayed and delayed again? Why else would co-creator Bryan Fuller leave midway, citing creative differences? And why would Us network CBS withhold advanced previews for journalists? The answer, it turns out, is that no one actually knows anything. The first two episodes, streaming worldwide this week on Netflix, are a visually lavish, bold and exciting work of science fiction. But above all,
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Star Trek: Discovery review – a darker vision boldly goes into the future

The latest addition to the Star Trek canon has found a bona fide star in Sonequa Martin-Green, but the world around her lacks the deep space to succeed

Star Trek posits a future of feminism, political rapprochement between generations-old enemies and the pursuit of racial equality. But it’s also only as progressive as its writers think their audience is. Maybe that’s why the latest version, Star Trek: Discovery, is more depressing than it probably intends to be.

Related: Star Trek’s 50-year mission: to shine a light on the best of humankind

Related: Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols: ‘Martin Luther King was a Trekker’

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Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green Shared the Best Tribute to Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green Shared the Best Tribute to Nichelle Nichols
Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green spent premiere day quite active on social media. She posted touching messages to her cast mates, a photo of her and the cast taking a knee in response to Donald Trump and the NFL tweets and respecting her elders, including original Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols. Nichols starred in the original Star Trek series from 1966-1969 as Lieutenant Uhura. She was one of the first African American female characters on TV not a servant. Martin-Green and Nichols crossed paths at the premiere screening of Star Trek: Discovery on in Los Angeles. "I call this, 'The Legend and the Dreamer.' She whispered to me, 'Enjoy this time. It's yours now.' What a blessing,...
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Special Encore Screenings Announced for Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

“Are you out of your Vulcan mind?” The epic science-fiction adventure “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” returns to the big screen for one more day on Thursday, September 21. Showings are at 2pm and 7pm. This encore presentation of the 1982 classic comes to select cinemas nationwide in response to the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the initial 35th anniversary screenings. ​​​ This presentation of director Nicholas Meyer‘s classic science-fiction adventure — which is celebrating its 35th anniversary — will be accompanied by a newly produced, in-depth interview with William Shatner that will play before each screening. Tickets are available now at www.FathomEvents.com.

“Making Star Trek II seems like only yesterday,” Shatner said. “Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have The Wrath of Khan back on the big screen 35 years later is a wonderful testament both to the film itself and to the
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Sharknado 5 Recap: In Latest Schlock Attack, the Hunted Became Hunters

Sharknado 5 Recap: In Latest Schlock Attack, the Hunted Became Hunters
I’ll say this much about sometimes-monotonous Sharknado 5: Global Swarming: it was a slight improvement on last year’s completely monotonous The 4th Awakens.

Surveying the franchise-to-date, as TVLine’s resident, I’m Getting Too Old for This Fish expert: Part 2 (The Second One) still reigns, having served up fun riffs on Airplane! and the like. Part 3 (Oh Hell No!) was inundated with un-clever NBC Universal shilling, you will (?) remember, while Part 4 seemed content to introduce a new, high-larious kind of “-nado” every five minutes… and leave it at that.

Picking up not too long after the events of The 4th Awakens,
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'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Joins Mae Jemison On Stage at Las Vegas Convention -- See the Epic Reunion!

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Joins Mae Jemison On Stage at Las Vegas Convention -- See the Epic Reunion!
Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 included two very special guests!

Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek TV series, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space, reunited at the special Trekkie convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday.

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"A special moment. @NichelleIsUhura joins @maejemison onstage at #STLV17," the official Star Trek Twitter wrote alongside a pic of the two. In a second snap, Nichols and Jemison are seen smiling wide as they put up the "Live long and prosper" sign.

Nichols portrayed Lieutenant Uhura from 1966 to 1969, and reprised the role in the succeeding films. Her role was groundbreaking for African American women and the character was part of the first interracial kiss on television.

Jemison was a fan of the original series and cited Nichols' powerful
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Khaaaan! ​​​ Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Returns to Theaters for Two Days Only

“Are you out of your Vulcan mind?” The Starship Enterprise flies back to the big screen this September as Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures bring 1982’s milestone Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan back to cinemas nationwide for two days only. ​​​ Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan will beam back to more than 600 theaters throughout the U.S. on Sunday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day. The special presentation of director Nicholas Meyer‘s classic science-fiction adventure — which is celebrating its 35th anniversary — will be accompanied by a newly produced, in-depth interview with William Shatner that will play before each screening. Tickets are available now at www.FathomEvents.com.

“Making Star Trek II seems like only yesterday,” Shatner said. “Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have The Wrath of Khan back on the
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Stan Lee Thanks His "Wonderful" Late Wife While Being Honored in Hollywood

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Stan Lee Thanks His
Stan Lee cemented his illustrious career during a hand and footprint ceremony in La on Tuesday. The comic book legend was joined by director Kevin Smith and Marvel stars Chadwick Boseman, Clark Gregg, and Nichelle Nichols, who starred as Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek movies and TV series. Also on hand for the celebration was Stan's daughter, J.C. Lee. After being welcomed to the stage with kind words from the stars, Stan addressed the crowd with a brief yet heartfelt speech. "I've been the luckiest man in the world because I've had friends and to have the right friends is everything," the 94-year-old said. "All I can say is . . . I thank you from my whole heart! You've made this day, certainly, totally unforgettable. Excelsior!" Stan also mentioned his late wife, Joan, saying, "I've been lucky to have a wonderful wife. And I'm lucky to be standing here in
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Stan Lee Honored With Handprint Ceremony in Hollywood

Stan Lee Honored With Handprint Ceremony in Hollywood
Stan Lee has put his mark on Hollywood in a new way.

Lee, 94, was honored Tuesday morning with a hand and footprint ceremony, the first ever held at Hollywood's Tcl Chinese Theatre.

The legendary comic book writer behind Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and Hulk was applauded with help from Marvel head Kevin Feige, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, filmmaker Kevin Smith, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and comic book artist Todd McFarlane.

"I thank you from the bottom from my heart, and I've always wondered about that expression," Lee said. "Why is the...
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Dustin Lynch Talks New Song, Opening for Idol Garth Brooks, and How He Won Out Over Luke Bryan

As Dustin Lynch puts the final touches on his third album, out later this year, he shared some new tunes with an intimate crowd Monday night at George Dickel Distillery and tales of how he came to record them.

“When you’re a newly signed artist, you think you’re the bomb,” he recalled of his early years after first signing with Broken Bow Records. “And then you wake up and realize there are 100 other bombs out there, and you’re left with the crumbs at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to songs so you better get to writing your own.
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Horror Highlights: Kate Beckinsale at Wizard World Sacramento, Peelers Blu-ray / DVD, Attack Of The 50 Foot Film Fest

If you live on the West Coast and you're a fan of Death Dealer Selene from the Underworld movies, then you'll want to mark the weekend of June 17th–18th on your calendar, because Kate Beckinsale will be a featured guest at Wizard World Sacramento. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on the Blu-ray / DVD release of Peelers and the lineup for Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest in Atlanta.

Kate Beckinsale to Attend Wizard World Sacramento: Press Release: "Sacramento, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman Forever and Top Gun, have been added to the top-flight celebrity roster at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center. Both will appear on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, when they will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions with fans.
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