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Posts Tagged ‘Uhura’

Nichols Answers More Fan Questions

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Nichelle Nichols answered questions about her time on the original series, and gave her opinion on where the Abrams-verse Uhura should go.

One question that always comes up with original series members concerned getting along now with William Shatner. According to Nichols, “It’s very cordial when we see each other.”

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Nichols On Spock-Uhura

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Nichelle Nichols could see a romance between Uhura and Spock because the original series showed plenty of hints of something between the two characters.

Being young and new to Starfleet meant excitement and romance were part of the game, according to Nichols. “…she was a recruit and this was her first trip out. It was the five-mission where no man or woman had gone before. So J.J. [Abrams] had the right, as the director of the prequel, to show the characters as young people. NASA recruits train for a year, sometimes two, before they go out on their first mission. As young people, they’re excited and they’re new and they’re going to go on this mission, and there’s romance and so forth that’s going to go on.”

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Star Trek XII: Will Spock Dump Uhura?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

One of the questions regarding  Star Trek XII concerns the Spock-Uhura romance and where, if anywhere, the romance will go.

Trek fans were surprised by the romance between the half-Vulcan Spock and human Uhura in Star Trek XI, and now they wonder what will happen now that Vulcans have become an endangered race.
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Hallmark To Offer Limited Star Trek Ornament

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Fans attending this year’s Comic-Con will be able to purchase a limited edition Hallmark ornament featuring Lieutenant Uhura.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, the limited edition ornament, which features Lieutenant Uhura in a gold uniform, should sell out quickly, with only four hundred and fifty of them being offered for sale at this year’s Comic-Con.

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Star Trek XI Writers Explain Controversial Decisions

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci explained the reasoning behind Star Trek XI events that would be regarded as controversial by fans. (Spoilers)

As reported by MTV, one of the scenes provoking much discussion by fans is the destruction of Vulcan, one of the founding members of the Federation. “The scariest thing about [destroying Vulcan] was us having to pitch that to Leonard Nimoy,” explained Kurtzman. “‘Hi, I know we just met, but let me tell you about what happens to your home planet.’” (more…)

Pine And Quinto: Preparations Mental and Physical

Monday, May 11th, 2009

In addition to the mental demands of playing a character, there were also physical preparations for Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to complete before they would be ready to step into their roles as Kirk and Spock.

As reported by The Cinema Source, Pine paid attention to the small details of Kirk, so that his portrayal of Kirk would be similar to that of William Shatner. “You watch the show, you know what Kirk does,” he said. “What resonated for me were certain physical things. There’s a way that he holds his body and moves about the deck of the ship that’s very, it’s almost theatrical, you see his kind of theatrical training in his gait and in the way he carries his body, in the way he sits in the chair.” (more…)

Saldana Envied Star Trek Fans

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

When she saw what conventions meant to Star Trek fans and how they enjoyed them, Zoe Saldana wanted some of that passion.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, in her research to understand what it was to be a Star Trek fan, Saldana watched Trekkies 1 and 2 as well as Star Trek episodes. “I didn’t even know what the word ‘Trekkie’ meant,” said Saldana. “So I didn’t know what conventions were. I knew of Star Trek, but not extensively. So part of doing my research to have the feel to be a Trekkie and to go to these conventions.” (more…)

The Two Faces of Spock

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Going back to the beginning means seeing a more emotional side of Spock, as the half-Vulcan struggles to figure out the right balance of emotion and logic.

As reported by Suicidegirls, not only is Spock more emotional in Star Trek XI, but he gets the girl. “I’ll tell you, I was bemused by it when I read it in the script,” said Leonard Nimoy. I thought it was incredible.”
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New Ad: Not Your Father’s Star Trek

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A sixth action-filled Star Trek XI commercial is now airing and appears to be aimed at a larger non-Star Trek audience.

As seen at YouTube, “This is not your father’s Star Trek,” claims the new thirty-second ad for Star Trek XI. Much of the ad contains scenes shown previously, with new footage augmenting some of those scenes. (more…)

Saldana And Star Trek Fanatics

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

As other have discovered before her, Zoe Saldana has found out that being an actress in a Star Trek series or movie can lead to the occasional strange encounter.

As reported by Esquire, Star Trek XI is still a month away for most fans, but some are already well-aware of Saldana and have made their presence known to the actress who plays Uhura. (more…)

New Star Trek XI Film Clips

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Two short Star Trek XI video clips have appeared online; one featuring Kirk and Uhura and the other Dr. McCoy.

As reported by MTV and Yahoo, the first clip offers insight into how Kirk got into a barfight. The second video clip features an angry Dr. McCoy, who meets James T. Kirk for the first time. (Mild spoilers follow.)
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Saldana On Preparing To Play Uhura

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

For Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abram’s interest in working with her was “all she needed,” to attract her to Star Trek XI

As reported by Blackfilm.com, Abram’s interest in working with Saldana and liking her work was enough for her to agree to meet with him. “For an actor, that’s all you need,” she said. “That’s all you want. To get the acknowledgement and respect from your peers; and so I went out and met him. He then said, ‘I don’t need to see you anymore’ and I felt really good. I felt like I did it. I earned it.” (more…)