Friday, November 21, 2008

Did You Know?

--- William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols, as Capt. James T. Kirk and Communications Officer Lt. Uhura, shared network television’s first interracial kiss in the Star Trek episode "Plato’s Children." The revolutionary segment aired in 1968.

That means so many things really happened in 1968. I can't believe it took that long for a white man to kiss a black girl on screen. Or vice versa.

This really makes Obama's election, forty years later, all the more significant.

7 comments:

Shubby Doo said...

Yes i did but it was originally scripted that it should be Spock that would kiss Uhura...but you know William Shatner aka Capt Kirk...he always gets the girl

Naapali said...

Shubby aka Boffin aka efiwe

bumight said...

yeah, how did shubby know all that inside gist?

PS: i'm loving this update-every-week NIMMO!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Haha very random
From first onscreen inter-racial kiss to first biracial president. LOL

Jinta said...

the world gets better, slowly

N.I.M.M.O said...

@Flying Snow: You did? WOW! How does one know things like this. I just saw the info on my Useless Knowledge widget. I do remember Capt Kirk.
@Doc Naaps: So you were surprised at that too.
@Bumight: I wonder o. Enjoy it while it lasts.
@NDQ: Is it really that random? Everything is connected o. Somehow it all adds up. Many thanx.
@Jinta: The world gets better, kiss by kiss, other things to other things, slowly. Many thanx.

guerreiranigeriana said...

...hmmnnn..don't know anything about star trek/wars or whatever...but that is an interesting bit of info...how are you?...its been toooo long!...

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