Sing Something Sci-Fi
Over 15 sci-fi and fantasy actors who have performed extra-curricula vocal duties, with varying success…
NB We’ve chosen people who are regarded first and foremost as actors; actors formerly famous as singers is a list we’ll save for another day (please note, Billie fans)
Best known as: Uhura in Star Trek
Singing: The theme to This Bitter Earth (2010)
Nichols started out in as a singer appearing at that New York’s Blue Angel and Playboy Clubs as a dancer and singer and has carried on singing throughout her career, gaining a reputation as a jazz singer of considerable talent. She’s release two albums, Down To Earth (1967) and Out Of This World (1991), the second of which was a misjudged attempt to move into a more rocky arena with space themed songs. But she can still belt them out, and provided this theme tune to a recent film about, guess what, a jazz singer. She once responded to the question, “What do you think of your cast mates’ singing efforts?” with the terse reply, “They’re entitled.” And on the following couple of pages you can hear what she was talking about.
Song we’d like to hear her cover: In a perfect world she would have provided the wailing vocals for the Trek theme tune, but sadly that was not to be.
Tags: Amber Benson, Angel, Babylon 5, Blake’s Seven, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Heroes, Hot, James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy, Lois And Clark, Lost, Lost In Space, Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars, Terrahawks, The Avengers, The X-Files, William Shatner