RIP Uhura.

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols passed away yesterday. She was 89 years old.

She wanted to leave “Star Trek” after the first season, but a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed her mind. She later volunteered her time to NASA, promoting their programs in the name of diversity to encourage minority and female astronauts.

Thank you, Nichelle, for keeping us your captive audience for so many years.