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Another “Starship Enterprise” celebrity has passed away, and her name is Nichelle Nichols. From the original “Star Trek” cast, just three actors are still living.

A “Star Trek” actress from the first hour, Nichelle Nichols (1932–2022), passed away on Saturday (07/30). She played Lieutenant Uhura in “Spaceship Enterprise,” also known as “Original Series” among the US fandom, from 1966 until 1969. Several notable actors have already passed away, including “Scotty” James Doohan (1920-2005), “Pille” DeForest Kelley (1920-1999), and Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015), who played Spock. Thankfully, several of the original cast members are still around.

Original Star Trek Cast

Cast Name Character Name
William Shatner James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy Spock, first officer
DeForest Kelley Leonard McCoy
James Doohan Montgomery Scott,
Nichelle Nichols Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig Pavel Chekov
George Takei Hikaru Sulu
Majel Barrett Christine Chapel
Grace Lee Whitney Janice Rand
John Winston Kyle
Michael Barrier Vincent DeSalle
Roger Holloway Roger Lemli
Eddie Paskey Leslie
David L. Ross Galloway
Jim Goodwin John Farrell
Grant Woods Kelowitz
William Blackburn Hadley
Frank da Vinci Brent
Ron Veto Harrison

William Shatner

Mime “Captain Kirk” At 91 years old, William Shatner is still very busy. The star of “Star Trek” became the oldest person in orbit to date in October 2021 when he launched into space as a space tourist. Currently, Shatner works primarily as a travelling TV presenter. He has been documenting enigmatic happenings in “The UnXplained” since 2019. Shatner hosted the space programme “I Don’t Understand” on RT America until recently. However, the Canadian ended his relationship with the American division of Russia Today in February 2022 in protest at the conflict in Ukraine.

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George Takei

Original Star Trek was varied for its day. George Takei also played a Japanese helmsman. Takei was a well-known TV actor before TOS. Before becoming Ensign Sulu, he had recurring roles. After The Original Series, he worked on TV. He made many one-off TV appearances and voice-overs. He has 225 IMBD credits. Takei became an activist for LGBT rights and other causes. His social media presence and criticism of Trump are well-known.

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Walter Koenig

The third surviving main actor in the cast is Walter Koenig (85). The role of Pavel Andreievich Chekov, the navigator, was played by a Russian immigrant family’s American-born son. Koenig is still working as an actor, similar to his colleague Takei (at whose wedding to Brad Altman he served as best man). He made an appearance in “Unbelievable!!!!!,” a “Star Trek” parody, in 2020. In addition, Koenig writes plays, books, and comics.

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