[2/∞] Favourite Star Trek (aos/Reboot) moment

[2/∞] Favourite Star Trek (aos/Reboot) moment

[2/∞] Favourite Star Trek (aos/Reboot) moment

[2/∞] Favourite Star Trek (aos/Reboot) moment

[2/] Favourite Star Trek (aos/Reboot) moment

goddess-of-chaos-and-discord:

Uhura and Lady Spock are gonna fuck shit up!

(Just a little throw back Thursday for everyone! Idk who took this pic but I love it)

Nichelle Nichols and Don Marshall (a.k.a. the bigoted Lt. Boma from TOS’ Galileo Seven) in a promo for Gene Roddenberry’s first TV show, The Lieutenant, which was based on his extensive real-life military experiences.

A little history:  The episode in which Nichelle Nichols is featured was never aired on TV, because it dealt with racism.  

Don Marshall’s character laments the pressures he experiences as a black man in the military. Nichelle Nichols portrays his supportive girlfriend, experiencing similar pressures in her own pursuits.

You can watch clips from the episode on youtube, here.

After this short-lived show was cancelled, Gene Roddenberry went on to create Star Trek

"They proceeded to whack the ball around for a solid, sweaty hour. Uhura was a fluid athlete and had played competitive racquetball in school, so she enjoyed a teacher-student role reversal. Spock mastered the court geometry quickly, figuring out shot angles. His superb agility was surprising too. And of course his swing was powerful. But Uhura’s deft touch was unbeatable.
“That’s match,” she called as Spock lunged and missed yet another of her crafty low lobs that dinked off the front wall.
Spock, who had spoken little during the match, picked up the ball and handed it to Uhura.
“You are quite good,” he said, smiling.
Uhura hadn’t seen a full smile from Spock in weeks. She felt a little weak in the knees.
“Thank you,” she replied.
…………………..
“Would you like some lunch?” asked Spock suddenly.
“Uh, sure,” said Uhura.
“I discovered some anomalous fricatives in the Romulan phonology database we are building from the Cheron recordings,” he said. He stood up. “I would like to discuss them with you. Have you ever been to the faculty dining hall?”
Uhura raised her eyebrows. “No!” she said. “That’s an honor for which I feel … unworthy.”
Spock smiled again. That’s two smiles, counted Uhura. He’s almost giddy today.
“I assure you, it is no great honor to eat there, as the food is rather ordinary,” said Spock. “But if it were, you would be more than worthy.
Now Uhura smiled."

from “The Gemini Agent” (Starfleet Academy novel series)

/crossover with the comics
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Cuteness alert. This reminds me that I often forget he can, in fact, smile.

(via lucystillintheskywithdiamonds)

Spock’s original incarnation openly delighted in discovery. He had the kind of purely expressed curiosity and compassion that is the ultimate ideal of humanity. Spock is the most pure expression of idealized humanity in the history of Trek except for perhaps Data.
Spock retained all of these qualities, but ultimately became constrained in his expression of them in the series and films.
Because Uhura was based upon that original incarnation of Spock and was also human, she had no such constraints.
So, if you want to know what Spock would be like without the Vulcan need for emotional control, -if he were a human, just take a good look at Uhura.
ZQ’s statement about Uhura being Spock’s emotional canvas takes on a much deeper dimension when you consider these characters’ histories.
Spock’s original incarnation openly delighted in discovery. He had the kind of purely expressed curiosity and compassion that is the ultimate ideal of humanity. Spock is the most pure expression of idealized humanity in the history of Trek except for perhaps Data.
Spock retained all of these qualities, but ultimately became constrained in his expression of them in the series and films.
Because Uhura was based upon that original incarnation of Spock and was also human, she had no such constraints.
So, if you want to know what Spock would be like without the Vulcan need for emotional control, -if he were a human, just take a good look at Uhura.
ZQ’s statement about Uhura being Spock’s emotional canvas takes on a much deeper dimension when you consider these characters’ histories.

Spock’s original incarnation openly delighted in discovery. He had the kind of purely expressed curiosity and compassion that is the ultimate ideal of humanity. Spock is the most pure expression of idealized humanity in the history of Trek except for perhaps Data.

Spock retained all of these qualities, but ultimately became constrained in his expression of them in the series and films.

Because Uhura was based upon that original incarnation of Spock and was also human, she had no such constraints.

So, if you want to know what Spock would be like without the Vulcan need for emotional control, -if he were a human, just take a good look at Uhura.

ZQ’s statement about Uhura being Spock’s emotional canvas takes on a much deeper dimension when you consider these characters’ histories.

A snippet of Janelle Monae’s interview with Nichelle Nichols at IdeaFest, in which Nichelle recalls coming in to read for Spock.

Gene wanted her on Trek, after having worked with her on his previous show, The Lieutenant, but did not have a character for her, yet.

Afterwards, she and Gene came up with Uhura, and based her qualities on those that she’d read as Spock.


Lt. Nyota Uhura
Women of AOS!Star Trek Series

Lt. Nyota Uhura
Women of AOS!Star Trek Series

Lt. Nyota Uhura
Women of AOS!Star Trek Series

Lt. Nyota Uhura
Women of AOS!Star Trek Series
Lt. Nyota Uhura

Women of AOS!Star Trek Series

mrspocksass:

bless Nichelle Nichols
mrspocksass:

bless Nichelle Nichols

mrspocksass:

bless Nichelle Nichols

"While they were shooting, J.J. Abrams invited me to lunch and invited me to come to the set. I was so excited. The surprise he had going was that the young woman playing Uhura didn’t know I was coming. She just gasped.
As J.J. had planned it, she didn’t have to shoot, so we sat for two hours and talked, and it was as though I had known her all her life. I was so honored. I thought I was seeing myself — I knew I was in good hands. She just picked my brain.
When I see her come on, that’s me and I’m living it. A little ways into the movie, I realized she had taken to heart what I said and became more reserved and tighter. I’m so proud of her. She took a role that was established and gave it life.
Now I know who I was before I got on that ship for that first mission. It’s so exciting for me and rewarding. J.J. and she did me honor."

Nichelle Nichols about Zoe Saldana playing Uhura in the reboot (x)(x)

This is a friendly reminder to Trek fandom that Uhura, who did not exist when Nichelle Nichols was tapped for Star Trek, was based on Spock.

To Spirk Shippers Who Don’t Shit On Uhura…

  • To the ones who only write and share fic and art of their ship, and spread the joy around in fandom
  • To those who don’t write, reblog, or like meta about why TOS Uhura was so much more awesome then reboot!Uhura
  • To the ones who refuse to inject negativity about Spock/Uhura into their posts, art, and fic
  • To the ones who don’t tag or label their Spirk fanworks Spock/Uhura
  • To the ones who actually are genuinely happy that a black female character got a full name and consentual love-interest with a lead character, even if they don’t personally ship it
  • To the ones who don’t like Spock/Uhura even a little bit but never say shit about it, because they realize that it’s progress and they don’t want to impede that or shit on such a singularly decent position for a black female chracter in a media landscape where that rarely happens
  • To the ones who don’t praise Uhura as a BAMF and then proceed to list reasons for that status that align with racist stereotypes of black women i.e. single, independent, don’t need a man, sassy
  • To the ones who don’t feel the need to preface anything positive about S/U with “I don’t ship it, but…”
  • To the ones who don’t side-ship Uhura with Scotty, a ship where a black female character is depicted as so lowly that there must be a hugely contrived extinuating circumstance for two single grown adults to hook up, -where even here she is the one pushed to make a move, because blackness lowers her status to the point where she’s totally intimidated by the jovial portly engineer
  • To the ones who don’t back-handedly “compliment” Nichelle Nichols because she knew her place as a respectful, sweet, BAMF who never fucked with characters in a way that cockblocks your ship
  • To the ones who don’t blame Uhura for Spirk not happening but Hollywood’s practice of queerbaiting
  • To the ones who check their fellow shippers when they say and do racist/sexist things in fandom 

Thanks. 

I wish you were the norm. 

spockspeak:

Ok no I lied this photo may be my favorite Uhura shot…the photographers at Khaotic were amazing.

Thanks to Eddie for this beautiful shot!


make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me chooseninetypercentslayer asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.
I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

make me choose
asked leo/piper or cole/phoebe

Not spock and uhura but yeah, I ship them too.

I clearly have a thing for BAMF women and the otherworldly big-hearted mature, supportive, men who love them.

notesfromaclassroom:

"Subtext" Chapter Six ready to read.  
Two smart people…two conflicted hearts…makes for some serious miscommunication.  This is the story of how tricky the written word can be…especially for Spock and Uhura.  Begins at the Academy and goes through “Darkness.”  Jump on!
Chapter Six Here
From the Beginning (and it’s never to late to catch up)

notesfromaclassroom:

"Subtext" Chapter Six ready to read. 

Two smart people…two conflicted hearts…makes for some serious miscommunication.  This is the story of how tricky the written word can be…especially for Spock and Uhura.  Begins at the Academy and goes through “Darkness.”  Jump on!

Chapter Six Here

From the Beginning (and it’s never to late to catch up)