Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nichols, best known for her role of Lt.Uhura in the 60's television show "Star Trek" and the subsequent six theatrical films, takes the reader through her fascinating life. She details the early years as a struggling dancer, meeting the famous, being a part of the cast of "Porgy and Bess," and her breakthrough on "Trek." Miss Nichols covers her many romances with several well-known celebrities, one of whom was "Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry. The author also adds fuel to the fire about cast member William Shatner (Capt. Kirk). Miss Nichols skillfully, as the title suggests, takes the reader on a journey of her life that is more than just the "glorified telephone operator in space" of which she is most associated.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black    -   American (general) Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   TV Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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