Hayden Black Snags Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols For Cabonauts Web Series

Jul 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, General, Podcasting, Video, Video Podcasts

Pioneering videopodcaster Hayden Black (Goodnight Burbank) has snagged Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) to star in a web only science fiction comedy musical, TheCabonauts:

The news is out and the buzz is pretty damn loud! The wonderful, beautiful, exceptionally talented Nicky Nichols – Star Trek’s Uhura – has come on board the Cabonauts as CJ, the CEO of the cab company.

We couldn’t have done it without our unbelievable casting director, Erin Gray. Erin allowed us to connect and, after I delivered a script and character breakdown, Nichelle said yes. It happened so fast too; within 3 weeks of having the initial idea to approach Nichelle, she’d said yes.

Black describes The Cabonauts as “Hitchhikers Guide meets Flight of the Conchords”. The show will feature guest stars each episode from iconic sci-fi movies and TV shows.

The show is expected to debut in the next few months.

Erin Gray (Buck Rogers In The 25th Century) Handling Casting

True sci fi geeks may also be interested to know that casting for The Cabonauts is being handled by Erin Gray, who starred opposite Gil Gerard in 1979’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as Col. Wilma Deering.


Ms. Gray’s Heroes for Hire, a booking agency specializing in personal appearance engagements for sci-fi and pop culture related stars, will handle bringing the line-up of guest stars to The Cabonauts.

“It’s thrilling to be a part of such a fun creative and wacky enterprise as ‘The Cabonauts’.” said Gray.

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