Episode 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds gives Cadet Uhura more skills and character development than the original Nichelle Nichols that she earned in TOS.
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Cadet Nyuta Aura (Celia Rose Gooding) in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds She is already fixing the errors made to her character, originally played by Nichelle Nichols, in Star Trek: The Original Series. The younger version of Uhura would one day become the communications officer for the USS Enterprise commanded by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner). But in Strange new worlds Uhura is a Starfleet Cadet assigned to a Starfleet major led by Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), while Nyota embarks on her first five-year mission to explore the galaxy.
A regular series and part of Captain Kirk’s main crew, Lieutenant Ora was a leading character as an African American woman with a prominent role in Star Trek. Uhura appeared in just about everything Star Trek The episode was centered on the bridge just behind Captain Kirk. Although unfortunately the character of Uhura was underdeveloped – causing Nichelle Nichols to nearly stop the show until Dr. Martin Luther King convinced her to stay in the show. Star Trek – Her presence has proven to be an inspiration to millions of African Americans Star Trek fans. Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura has been part of historical moments, such as the first interracial kiss on TV in front of Captain Kirk, and has also appeared in every Star Trek movie starring Terms of Service crew. However, Uhura was primarily a background player and was rarely brought into the spotlight. This is something more modern Star Trek Projects like the JJ Abrams movie trilogy and now Star Trek: Strange New Worlds working to correct.
Regardless of her youth and inexperience, Cadet Aura is really impressive Strange new worlds. As I told Captain Pike during the dinner party at Strange new worlds Episode Two “Children of a Comet” Nyuta speaks 37 Earth languages, a fact that amazed the rest of the guests. This is a clever retcon from Terms of ServiceUhura, who was fluent in Swahili. Nichelle Nichols’ original version of Uhura was not an expert in languages and the fact that she could not speak the Klingon language was exploited in the comedy in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. at Strange new worlds Cadet Oura came aboard the Enterprise to learn alien languages, and there’s no doubt that Nyuta will learn as she gains more experience as the Enterprise explores strange new worlds and meets new life forms and civilizations. This also recasts Nichelle’s Uhura to have the Goodings skills since Celia played the younger version of the same character.
Strange new worlds“Uhura retcon brings the Cadets in line with the Nyota version played by Zoe Saldana in J.J. Abrams” Star Trek Movies. Although she is most remembered for her romance with Spock (Zachary Quint0), Saldana’s Uhura was a brilliant linguist and an expert in foreign languages, including Klingon. Kelvin Timeline’s Uhura was itself a clever reboot of Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura, giving the character the set of skills and talents he should have had all along. And it’s no surprise that Celia Rose Gooding modeled her Uhura after copying Nichols and Saldana. Furthermore, Uhura Saldana followed how Star Trek: EnterpriseEnsign Hoshi Sato (Linda Park) was also an expert on languages, both human and alien. This has become a standard expectation for Starship Enterprise communications officers, who Strange new worlds He brought the Cadet Aura into line with.
Another interesting, but logical, innovation by Strange new worlds He rotates the crew so the Cadet Aura isn’t just sitting in the Enterprise Bridge communications unit. Pike’s lower deck crew members perform various jobs on the ship to enhance their skills. For Uhura, that means she’s joining in on landing party missions like blasting off on a rogue comet Strange new worlds Episode 2: Of course, Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana Uhuras have also joined in their share of outdoor missions. But it is commendable that only in the second episode, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Celia Rose Gooding’s Cadet Aura gives her more light, backstory, and smarter character development than her distinctive, well-rounded character has ever had.
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