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(You know besides Bones and Sulu and Kirk and Spock and Uhura and Scotty and . Star Trek Into Darkness | Scotty & Kirk Star Trek Spock, New Star Trek. May 16, Zoe Saldana is Uhura on Star Trek Into Darkness “Did I not, on multiple occasions, demonstrate an exceptional aural sensitivity, and I quote, the relationship between Kirk and Spock has always been critical to Star Trek. Feb 17, After Uhura kicks Kirk out of her room, we get the second surprise: she is in a relationship with Spock. Scotty's absence, and Uhura having relationship issues with Spock. . Here's some quotes by the great Nichelle Nichols.
Exploring that relationship romantically is troubling to say the least; having them be involved BEFORE Spock put her on the Enterprise is the very definition of impropriety even if she is the best candidate for the position. Would it be a problem for her to have a boyfriend? The same is true of any other modifier of boyfriend you can tack on there. When having that relationship reduces her character rather than providing characterization? However, that is not what happened in Star Trek. Literally nothing about her is gleaned in her scenes with Spock; they are all about him and his emotions, or at most how she feels about something he does.
Because kirk can literally send Spock and everyone on that ship to their deaths! If anything this is a feelgood story about overcoming racial differences. Perhaps, for white girls there is nothing special about being portrayed as human beings in a relationship because that happens all the time, but for poc and the members of the LGBT community the music is quite different.
Michael Albright This entire comment is bull.
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What if there had been no romantic subplot? Why is that such a bad idea? What if the only thing Uhura did in the movie was be the most awesome communications officer in the Federation? Why is that not a good thing? You are the one whose nerve was hit and you are complaining Uhura is in a relationship since two movies already and that many like, get over it and move on.
Why is her having that such a bad thing? Why was it such a bad thing? Because it was written badly and reduced an otherwise awesome character with lots of potential to a one-note cliche. Michael Albright What, that a person can be more than just their race?
That said, no, bullshit. Your solution to improve her character is essentially advocating for her to get reduced to the sassy black friend role that is given to black women by default, all the time. Did you even read the quotes by Nichelle Nichols? Who better than a communication officer whose main passion is alien languages and cultures could fall for a vulcan and make that relationship work?
Their relationship makes a lot of sense when you think about it. You need to pay more attention to their scenes, including their actions in the background. Nero goes batshit insane because of the loss of his wife, Spock is emotionally compromised and has survivor guilt because of the death of his mother and the loss of his home planet, the opening scene of the first movie has George Kirk sacrificing himself to save his wife, son and crew and his last words are all for his wife and how much he loves her.
The male characters get praised for that, I never read anyone making editorials about them being bad role models because they think about their personal relationships more than their careers and the interests of their colleagues. Even the actors were bored in the interviews. Michael Albright You are bad at sarcasm.
Romance reveals far less about character than friendship, narratively speaking. That was a given. Distracting from that by giving one of them a girlfriend is the lazy way to solve that problem.
Also, adding a romance, while not expected, led to nothing but extremely predictable scenes. Spock is tormented and she, as his girlfriend, is there to comfort him. What do they bond over?
How do they handle tough situations? Do you realize that everything you said about friendship can be said about their relationship and why people find romances interesting? Tell me what is do add new and unpredictable to a friendship that already happened and like you said was a big given anyway? So she was his student…well so what? Standing by to beam your survivors aboard our ship.
Prepare to abandon your vessel. No, that is not our way.
I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you "friend". What purpose will it serve to die? We are creatures of duty, Captain. I have lived my life by it. Just one more duty to perform. Shore Leave [ edit ] Spock: After what this ship has been through in the last three months, there is not a crewman aboard who is not in need of rest.
Myself excepted, of course. I picked this up from Dr. We have a crew member on board who is showing signs of stress and fatigue. Reaction time down 9 to 12 percent.
Associational reading Norm minus 3. That's much too low a rating. He's becoming irritable and quarrelsome, yet he refuses to take rest and rehabilitation.
Now he has that right, but A crewman's rights end where the safety of the ship begins. Now that man will go ashore on my orders. It's an interesting planet. I believe you'll find it quite pleasant, very much like your Earth. Scouts have detected no animals, artifacts, or forcefields of any kind.
Only peace, sunshine, and good air. You'll have no problems. On my planet, to rest is to rest — to cease using energy. To me, it is quite illogical to run up and down on green grass, using energy, instead of saving it. The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play. I do [believe you]! I've met some interesting characters myself! The logical thing for you to have done was to have left me behind.
Spock, remind me to tell you that I'm sick and tired of your logic. That is a most illogical attitude. It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six. I'm not talking about rationality. You might be wise to start.
Life and death are seldom logical. But attaining a desired goal always is. Respect is a rational process. Didn't it ever occur to you that they might react emotionally Doctor, I am not responsible for their unpredictability. They were perfectly predictable, to anyone with feeling. I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done.
Spock, you said a while ago that there were always alternatives. I may have been mistaken. Well, at least I lived long enough to hear that.
Spock, there's really something I don't understand about all of this. And maybe you can explain it to me. When you jettisoned the fuel and ignited it, you knew there was virtually no chance of it being seen, yet you did it anyhow.
That would seem to be an act of desperation. We all know, and I'm sure the doctor agrees, that desperation is a highly emotional state of mind. How does your well-known logic explain that?
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I examined the problem from all angles, and it was plainly hopeless. Logic informed me that, under the circumstances, the only possible action would have to be one of desperation.
Logical decision, logically arrived at. You mean you reasoned that it was time for an emotional outburst. You're not going to admit that for the first time in your life, you committed a purely human, emotional act? Spock, you're a stubborn man. Oh, how absolutely typical of your species! You don't understand something so you become fearful. Does your logic find this fascinating, Mr. In this case, I should think "interesting" would suffice.
You do realize that it's in deference to the Captain that I brought you here. Well, I don't know if I like your tone. That's what you're doing, challenging me? I object to you.
I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose. Spock, you do have one saving grace after all - you're ill mannered. The human half of you, no doubt. Our missions are peaceful — not for conquest. When we do battle, it is only because we have no choice.
We're living beings, not playthings for your amusement! This trial is over! On all counts you are guilty.
And according to your own laws, this court has no choice in fixing punishment. You will hang by the neck Captain, until you are dead, dead, dead! Arena [ edit ] Metron: We are the Metrons. You are one of two crafts which have come into our space on a mission of violence. This is not permissible. Yet we have analyzed you and have learned that your violent tendencies are inherent.
We will control them. Your captain is losing his battle. We would suggest you make whatever memorial arrangements, if any, which are customary in your culture. We believe you have very little time left. We appeal to you in the name of civilization. Put a stop to this! Your violent intent and actions demonstrate that you are not civilized. Maybe you thought you were You'll have to get your entertainment someplace else!
Does my appearance surprise you, Captain? You seem more like a boy. I am approximately 1, of your Earth years old. You surprise me, Captain. By sparing your helpless enemy who surely would've destroyed you, you demonstrated the advanced strait of mercy, something we hardly expected.
We feel that there may be hope for your kind. Therefore, you will not be destroyed. It would not be What happened to the Gorn? I sent him back to his ship. If you like, I shall destroy him for you. That won't be necessary. There is hope for you.
Perhaps, in several thousand years, your people and mine shall meet to reach an agreement. You're still half-savage, but there is hope. We will contact you when we are ready. We're a most promising species, Mr. Spock, as predators go. Did you know that? I frequently have my doubts. I don't, not anymore. And maybe in a thousand years or so we'll be able to prove it. Spock, it doesn't make much sense to me either.
A thousand years, Captain? Well that gives us a little time. You said you had some additional information, Mr. I made an error in my computations. This could be a historic occasion. The truth is, I'm a little green man from Alpha Centauri, a beautiful place. You ought to see it. I am going to lock you up for years. That ought to be just about right. You don't trust me, Spock. In fact, I do. But only to a certain point. But maybe he could be retrained, reeducated.
Now you're sounding like Spock. If you're going to get nasty, I'm going to leave. I hope I'm not crowding you. Don't you like books? Oh, I like them fine, but a computer takes less space. I got one of these in my office. Contains all the precedents, a synthesis of all the great legal decisions written throughout time. I never use it. I've got my own system. Books, young man, books. If time wasn't so important, I'd show you something--my library.
What would be the point? This is where the law is, not in that homogenized, pasteurized, synthesized You have to be either an obsessive crackpot who's escaped from his keeper or Samuel T. Right on both counts. Well, I had to see it to believe it. They're about to lop off the captain's professional head, and you're playing chess with the computer.
Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known. Why, thank you, Doctor. Cogley is well-known for his theatrics. Is saving an innocent man's career a theatric? Counsels will direct their remarks to the bench. I'd be delighted to, sir, now that I've got something human to talk about. Rights, sir, human rights-- the Biblethe Code of Hammurabi and of Justinian, Magna Cartathe Constitution of the United StatesFundamental Declarations of the Martian colonies, the Statutes of Alpha gentlemen, these documents all speak of rights.
Rights of the accused to a trial by his peers, to be represented by counsel, the rights of cross-examination, but most importantly, the right to be confronted by the witnesses against him--a right to which my client has been denied. I speak of rights. A machine has none.
My client has the right to face his accuser, and if you do not grant him that right, you have brought us down to the level of the machine. Indeed, you have elevated that machine above us. I ask that my motion be granted, and more than that, gentlemen, in the name of humanity, fading in the shadow of the machine, I demand it. It is impossible for Captain Kirk to act out of panic or malice. It is not his nature.
The Return of the Archons [ edit ] Landru Computer: All that he was I am, his experience, his knowledge. But not his wisdom. Nichols states in her book Beyond Uhura that the name was inspired by Robert Ruark 's book Uhuru, which she had with her on the day she read for the part. When producer Robert Justman explained to Roddenberry what the word uhuru meant, he changed it to Uhura and adopted that as the character's name.
The Undiscovered Country incorrectly refer to Uhura as "Uhuru". Uhura's first name was not used in Star Trek canon until Abrams's film. The mystery regarding Uhura's first name is the subject of a running joke in the film, as Captain Kirk repeatedly tries to find out what it is, before finally hearing Spock call her "Nyota" in a moment of intimacy.
Seeking approval for the name he contacted Gene Roddenberry and Nichelle Nichols. Gene Roddenberry approved of the name. Nichelle Nichols also approved and was very excited when Rotsler informed her that Nyota means "star" in Swahili.
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While guest-starring on the game show Super Password on January 7,Nichols stated that Uhura's first name was "Nyota". Of Gods and Men. Until the film became part of the franchise's canon, "Nyota" was one of three possibilities; the other two were "Penda" and "Samara": The non-canon book The Best of Trek suggests that Uhura's first name is "Penda", coined when a group of fanzine authors suggested it to Nichols at an early convention.
Development[ edit ] Soon after the first scripts for Star Trek were being written, Gene Roddenberry spoke of a new character, a female communications officer and introduced Herb Solow and Robert Justman to Nichols, who had worked for him on The Lieutenant.