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      Woman in Motion

      Released Feb 2, 2021 1 hr. 35 min. Documentary List
      100% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 96% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In 1977, with just four months left, NASA struggles to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, challenges them by asking the question: Where are my people? She embarks on a national blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Audience Member I thought the movie was amazing! It was very informative, and gave great details about the things she accomplished. I would definitely recommend it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Women in Motion was a good movie, very inspiring and educational. It's a good movie for the young audience and students. It is very influential, especially for people of color and women. A very empowering and hopeful documentary. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed the movie, I found it to be very inspirational. There were a couple dull moments, but overall it was a great watch. Nichelle Nichols played a huge role in her time and even now, she continues to inspire many. She was crucial to women and African Americans in the opportunity of space travel and television. I would highly recommend watching this movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member It was an awesome movie for anyone who loves learning about space, the origin of NASA, the origin of Nichelle Nichols, or someone who wants to learn about someone in just a little under two hours. The only reason that I didn't give it a 5/5 is because of the length. I wish it was just a bit longer. Maybe roughly two hours. Other than that though, perfect movie in my eyes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Great film about women in STEM! The NASA space program. And Star Trek impact on all our lives. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Masterfully planned and beautifully edited, "Woman in Motion" tells the true story of how Nichelle Nichols used her fame as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura to literally change the face of the U.S space program. Her tireless recruitment of Blacks, women, and candidates from other underrepresented groups for NASA's astronaut corps in the 1970s and 80s helped make America's presence in space more diverse and inclusive. Entertaining and inspiring, "Woman in Motion" conveys Nichols' optimistic belief that, when anyone, celebrity or not, sees something wrong in society, they can help make it right. All can answer the sacred vocation of building a more generous, compassionate, and just present and future. —Rev. Michael S. Poteet, co-host, "The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast" (https://anchor.fm/gatst) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Anderson Wall Street Journal It's a remarkable story, aspects of which have been told before, but not with the scope or depth that director Todd Thompson delivers here. Jun 1, 2021 Full Review David Reddish Queerty Woman in Motion makes the case that Nichols is more than just an actress or an iconshes a real-life, unsung hero. Rated: 3/4 Mar 13, 2022 Full Review Olivia Popp Mental Floss A new documentary titled "Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and the Remaking of NASA" details the powerful, revealing, and uplifting story of Nichols's advocacy ... in shaping the American space program we know today. Mar 2, 2022 Full Review Jared Mobarak Jaredmobarak.com We're here to learn about Nichols' deserved place in our space program's history [as] an innovator and influencer who quite literally dragged it into [the] present. Rated: 7/10 May 27, 2021 Full Review Carla Renata The Curvy Film Critic Nichelle Nichols was much more than the beautiful Communications Officer on Star Trek. She was a groundbreaking liaison for NASA that changed the space program forever. Todd Thompson's doc is fascinatingly informative, yet inspiring Mar 17, 2021 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies The documentary focuses on Nichelle Nichols's work not so much on Star Trek but a career in science. Mar 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1977, with just four months left, NASA struggles to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, challenges them by asking the question: Where are my people? She embarks on a national blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space.
      Director
      Todd Thompson
      Executive Producer
      Brent Centlivre, Michael Conley, Benjamin Crump, James L. Darby, Vincent Scuro
      Screenwriter
      Tim Franta
      Distributor
      Fathom Events
      Production Co
      Stars North, The Production Media Group, Space Florida
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 2, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 5, 2021
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