Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Nichols; December 28, 1932) was an American actress and singer best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. In 1999, she was a member of Al Gore's Vice Presidential Action Rangers, and would have beaten Fry to death with a tennis racquet had it been necessary to preserve the universe. By 2999, her still living head was preserved and on display at the Head Museum in New New York City. In 3002, her head was given a body by Melllvar. She was able to enjoy his body until the Planet Express crew needed to lighten their load in order to escape in their ship. They accomplished this by removing her body.