Unusual New Worlds‘ Uhura retcon additionally brings the Cadet in step with the model of Nyota performed by Zoe Saldana in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films. Though she’s remembered most for her romance with Spock (Zachary Quint0), Saldana’s Uhura was a superb xeno-linguist and an professional in alien languages, together with Klingon. The Kelvin timeline’s Uhura was herself a sensible reboot of Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura, giving the character a skillset and skills she ought to have had all alongside. And it’s no shock that Celia Rose Gooding fashions her Uhura after each Nichols and Saldana’s variations. Additional, Saldana’s Uhura adopted up on how Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Ensign Hoshi Sato (Linda Park) was additionally an professional in languages, human and alien. This turned a normal expectation of the Starship Enterprise’s communications officers, which Unusual New Worlds is bringing Cadet Uhura in step with.
One other fascinating, however logical, innovation by Unusual New Worlds is rotating the crew in order that Cadet Uhura isn’t solely perched on the Enterprise bridge’s communications console. Pike’s decrease decks crewmembers carry out totally different features on the ship to boost their skillsets. For Uhura, this implies she joins touchdown social gathering missions like beaming right into a rogue comet in Unusual New Worlds episode 2. After all, Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana’s Uhuras additionally joined their share of away missions. Nevertheless it’s laudable that in solely its second episode, Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds is well giving Celia Rose Gooding’s Cadet Uhura extra highlight, backstory, and character improvement than her iconic and integral character has loved earlier than.
Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds streams Thursdays on Paramount+.
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