Beam me up NOW: Lt. Uhura gets the drop on Burl

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Burl Burlingame had a lot more foresight that I did. He took the trouble to document some of the more, um, interesting moments in his long newspaper career.

Here we have Lt. Uhura of “Star Trek” getting the drop on him with her phaser. What a great shot — so effectively and dramatically lit.

All I can say beyond that is, I hope that thing is set on “stun”…

9 thoughts on “Beam me up NOW: Lt. Uhura gets the drop on Burl

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    On Facebook, Burl wrote: “I was interviewing her about minority astronaut recruitment.”

    Well, she’d be the one to talk to. She’s the only black, female graduate of Starfleet Academy I can think of back in the ’60s…

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    1. Kathryn Fenner

      Star Trek had very diverse cast by modern standards, a black woman, a Canadian, a faux Russian and faux Scotsman, a gay Asian and a Vulcan!

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      1. Juan Caruso

        “Star Trek had very diverse cast by modern standards, a black woman, a Canadian, a faux Russian and faux Scotsman, a gay Asian and a Vulcan!” -KF

        KF, care to mention one feminist zealot among the modern diversity?

        Like many viewers, you have have missed totally Roddenberry’s weighty connection with slightly more gravitas (factual importance) than trite “diversity :
        http://aquilinefocus.blogspot.com/2010/06/roman-god-of-fire-vulcan-and-mysteries.html

        It never was Canada; it was New Zealand. Let all of your cards fall where they may!

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          1. Juan Caruso

            “The rest was not to be taken seriously….” -KF

            Peer-reviewed science is no longer to be taken seriously, you say?

            Intellectually dishonest, KF, and a surprisingly pathetic response from a learned professional.

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