Next Club Meeting: July 20, 2024, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the third Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Nichelle Nichols of ‘Star Trek’, Dead at 89

Nichelle Nichols

(December 28, 1932 - July 30, 2022)
Iconic ‘Star Trek’ Actress, Dead at 89
Nichelle Nichols has died. She was 89. The actress became an icon for groundbreaking performances across TV and film as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series, and its film sequels. Nichols' portrayal of Uhura was ground-breaking for African American actresses on American television.  In addition to her prolific career, Nichelle was a devoted civil rights activist. She also became a passionate advocate for NASA as 'Star Trek' became a pop culture phenomenon around the world.

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