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Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Suffers Mild Stroke

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Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame suffered a stroke on Wednesday night, but according to her manager, the damage was only mild.

The 82-year-old actress was reportedly in her Los Angeles home when she experienced the stroke and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is still being treated.

Her managerial team shared the sad news on Nichelle's Facebook page on Thursday, saying:

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Star Trek Actress Grace Lee Whitney Dead At 85

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Just two months after the world said goodbye to Mr. Spock, another original Star Trek star has left us.

[ Related: 8 Things You May Not Have Known About The Extraordinary Life Of Leonard Nimoy ]

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's fabulously coifed assistant Yeoman Janice Rand, died of natural causes on Friday at the age of 85.

Her costar William Shatner mourned her passing, tweeting:

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This Astronaut's Star Trek Cosplay Is The Coolest Thing (Not) On Earth!

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And you thought YOUR Comic-Con costume was accurate!

Italian astronaut Sam Cristoforetti posted this aeronautically AH-Mazing photo of herself in a Star Trek: Voyager costume, writing:

That's not green screen behind her! She's really aboard the International Space Station!

Once again, proof of the coolest thing about science fiction: it often inspires the real-life science heroes of tomorrow!

[Image via Sam Cristoforetti/Twitter.]

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The Big Bang Theory Took A Break From The Funny To Pay A Moving Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

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The Big Bang Theory co-creator Chuck Lorre (who also created Two And A Half Men) never lets his Executive Producer credit vanity card go to waste.

He uses them for everything from saying thank you for awards to explaining the absence of Charlie Sheen.

[ Related: 8 Things You May Not Have Known About The Extraordinary Life Of Leonard Nimoy! ]

But on Thursday night's Big Bang, Chuck took the moment to honor one of the biggest icons the science fiction world has ever known: the late Leonard Nimoy.

He wrote simply:

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Zachary Quinto Remembers Leonard Nimoy As His Star Trek Father Figure

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Hollywood lost a legend when Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday.

One actor in particular was especially hurt by the death, and is opening up about his relationship with the Star Trek star.

Zachary Quinto famously portrayed Spock in the J.J. Abrams adaptation of the sci-fi classic, and now he's speaking out about meeting Leonard for the first time and how their relationship flourished.

In a recent interview, Zachary called Leonard a father figure to him, saying:

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