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My themes is Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines and I'm keeping it short and sweet with my daily offerings. Today is U!
Uhura was the much loved communications officer on the original Star Trek televisions series and several subsequent movies. Multiculturalism and diversity in the 60s was just getting started and hats off to Star Trek to do their part. Without the combination of characters, backgrounds, ethnicity, races, and intergalactic squabbles, it just wouldn't have been the same.
In an era with few spotlighted black actresses on television, Uhura rocked it with intelligence and space feminism.
U is for Uhura!
Spock: [standing across Lt. Uhura before he and Kirk are about to be beamed onto the Romulan warship] I will be back.
Uhura: [leaning in] You better be! I'll be monitoring your frequency.
Spock: [actually quite emotional] Thank you, Nyota.
James T. Kirk: [after Uhura leaves] So her first name's Nyota?
Spock: I have no comment on the matter.
Sulu: I'll protect you, fair maiden.
Uhura: Sorry, neither.
Uhura: [catches Kirk hiding under her roommate's bed] You!
James T. Kirk: [scheduled to take the Kobayashi Maru test the next day] Big day tomorrow.
Uhura: [throws his clothes at him] You're gonna fail.
Uhura [speaking of tribbles]:
They do give us one thing, Mr. Spock. They give us love.
[From the Mirror, Mirror episode, 1967]
Mirror Sulu: You live dangerously, lady.
Uhura: So do you, mister, so do you.
But why should I object to that term, sir?
You see, in our century, we’ve learned not to fear words