WHY I SHIP SPOCK AND UHURA
I’ll try to keep it reasonably short and bullet it for easier reading.
I ship it because…
- they are the two most attractive people in the cast…in both incarnations
- they are both self-contained, logical, geniuses
- when Spock visits Uhura’s home in Kenya, you know he’s like….”AW YISSSS, -SUN HEEEAT, THIS PLACE IS AWESOME”
- I love the idea of them speaking their native languages to each other
- he’s a big strong stoic Vulcan and she’s this tiny emotional fireball and that dynamic makes feel all warm and fuzzy
- have you seen their soulful brown eyes and heavy eyelashes?? the eyelash duels must be epic
- green looks good on brown skin…what?! it does!!
- teacher/student kink
- mature relationship kink (they are like a married couple)
- that scene in which Spock is totally turnt on by how his woman is handling them Klingons
- that scene in the turbolift was sexier and felt more intimate than a full-blown sex-scene, in part because it was Spock but also because no sound, and the camera was right in their faces
- have you seen that part in Charlie X when Spock grins at Uhura and she sings about how tight Spock’s game is, warning girls to be wary??
- the black girl gets the best guy, FOR ONCE
- their kids would kill us all dead with their adorable
- whether you imagine them having slowburn don’t-hurt-the-human sex or hot strong Vulcan sex, ITS HOT
- those two big Hollywood “rules” broken between them: gay actors can’t convincingly play straight romantic leads and a black woman should be strong, sassy, independent nurturing mammy/friend to her white lead friends, not have a personal life of her own, and definitely not loved by the lead guy!
- the sexy mind-melds
- Uhura’s expertise with alien languages and cultures means she’s the one who sees and understands him most
- Uhura’s giant heart, intelligence, and open-mindedness means she’s a lot like Spock’s mom
- everyone talks about how badass Uhura is, well she is and Spock is the only other character on the Trek crew worthy of it
- imagine the mirrorverse version of them
- that scene in which Spock prys a piece of metal from a barge, smacks Harrison in the face with it several times, and snaps his arm like a pretzel stick rather than allow Uhura to continue to engage him (we saw how easy it would have been in ST: 2009 for Uhura to set her phaser to kill and he didn’t know Kirk needed that blood yet). up until Uhura showed up Spock was perfectly fine with using the regular non-dirty techniques to take down Harrison.
- how in tune they are with each other (there are several places in STID where you could make a very a good case for they were mind-touching
- how polite and respectful Spock is of Uhura in every way
- he is her Vulcan “teddy bear”
- they embody infinite diversity…