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Nyota Uhura (alternate reality)

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For the prime reality counterpart, please see Nyota Uhura.
For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Nyota Uhura.

Nyota Uhura was a Human female who served as communications officer aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Christopher Pike followed by Spock and then James T. Kirk in 2258.


During her time at Starfleet Academy, Uhura specialized in xenolinguistics with tracking toward a communications officer. Commander Spock served as one of Cadet Uhura's instructors and judged her performance to be consistently exemplary.

According to her dossier at the official Star Trek movie website, Uhura originates from Africa and was the Academy aide for the advanced phonology and advanced acoustical engineering courses. She was also Vice President of Starfleet Academy's Chorale Ensemble.
Uhura meets Kirk

Uhura meets Kirk

In 2255, while at the bar near the Riverside Shipyard in Iowa, Uhura met an inebriated Jim Kirk, who began flirting with her. Although annoyed by Kirk's advances, Uhura was surprised that Kirk knew what was involved in the study of xenolinguistics. This exchange led to a bar fight as four male cadets were displeased at the attention Kirk was giving Uhura.

Uhura became romantically involved with Spock at some point before 2258.

It is unestablished under what circumstances Spock and Uhura entered their relationship, and it is not known if Spock was still her instructor at that time.

In 2258, Uhura was able to detect and translate a message from within Klingon territory indicating that a fleet of 47 Klingon vessels around the Klingon prison planet were engaged and destroyed by an unknown Romulan ship. She returned home early that night, interrupting her roommate, at the time an Orion cadet named Gaila, and Kirk, whom she was less than pleased at seeing. Uhura was present as communications officer during Kirk's third re-take of the Kobayashi Maru test scenario the following day, along with Leonard McCoy. Both were also at the subsequent hearing on Kirk's actions, during which the attack on Vulcan began.

Spock was in charge of the starship deployment assignments for the cadets of Uhura's graduating class, and had initially assigned Lieutenant Uhura to the USS Farragut, in spite of Uhura's stated desire to serve aboard the USS Enterprise, the new flagship, in order to avoid any appearance of favoritism. Uhura confronted him about this choice, noting that she was more than qualified to serve aboard the Enterprise and that it was unfair to deny her an opportunity she would have gained had they not been romantically involved. Spock relented and assigned her to the Enterprise.

Aboard the Enterprise, Captain Christopher Pike promoted Uhura to communications officer because Lieutenant Hawkins, the ship's prior communications officer, was not certain that he could distinguish transmissions in Romulan from transmissions in Vulcan. Uhura, by contrast, was fluent in all three Romulan dialects.

Nyota Uhura Comforts Spock

Nyota comforts Spock after the loss of Vulcan and his mother.

After Vulcan's destruction, Uhura privately comforted Spock. Before Kirk and Spock beamed to Nero's ship, Spock shared a tender goodbye kiss with Uhura, calling her by her first name, and revealing their relationship in the presence of Kirk and Montgomery Scott. Kirk, who had repeatedly attempted to learn Uhura's first name to no avail throughout the years, asked Spock if "Nyota" was her first name. Spock responded "I have no comment on the matter." Although keeping her distance, she has come to respect Kirk as captain of the Enterprise. (Star Trek)

Nyota Uhura was played by Zoë Saldana.

Memorable quotes

"For a moment I thought you were just a dumb hick who only had sex with farm animals."
"Well, not only."

- Nyota Uhura and James Kirk

"An alternate reality?"
"Precisely. Whatever our lives might have been, if the time continuum was disrupted, our destinies have changed."

- Nyota Uhura and Spock

"I sure hope you know what you're doing...Captain."
"So do I."

- Nyota Uhura and James Kirk after he takes the Captain's chair



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