Nichelle Nichols: 1932-2022

Star Trek actress was pioneer¬† Last Saturday, Nichelle Nichols – who broke barriers as Lt. Uhara on the 1960s series Star Trek, died of natural causes at the age of 89 in her New Mexico home. Nicholls was born in south suburban Robbins on Dec. 28, 1932 and later moved to Chicago and attended Englewood High School and studied dance […]

PBS at TCA: Free Bates!

Welcome to T Dog Media’s (snarky) coverage of the Television Critics Association Press Tour. While yours truly isn’t in Cali for the tour (though he wishes he were… well, I have a living to earn, you know), there will be recaps and comments on the day’s activities. And believe me, there is no shortage of items to make fun – […]

TCA: PBS and "The Pioneers of Television"

It was PBS’ turn at the mic at the annual TCA Press tour on Thursday, which focused mainly on the second edition of their miniseries Pioneers of Television, whose panel of classic TV stars featured two Chicago natives: Robert Conrad (Wild, Wild West, Black Sheep Squadron) Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), who hails from southwest suburban Robbins. The panel also featured […]