Shatner insisted on Uhura romance – Yahoo! News UK

Shatner insisted on Uhura romance – Yahoo! News UK.

Yes, that’s right Captain James T. Kirk insisted on grabbing Uhura and thrusting her into his sweaty chest!

William Shatner

Cover of William Shatner

Seriously, for a Jewish man (who was not a big name back at the time) to insist on a steamy interracial love scene (which may have been the first on national television) was and is a huge deal.

Manuela as Uhura played by Nichelle

Manuela as Uhura played by Nichelle (Photo credit: Renée Turner)

So hats and toupees off to you, Bill Shatner, for loving black women enough to want to grab one for yourself!