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- This page details a counterpart of Nyota Uhura in the alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion; for the Nyota Uhura in the primary universe see Nyota Uhura; for the Nyota Uhura in the mirror universe see Nyota Uhura (mirror); for Nyota Uhura in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Nyota Uhura (mirror) (alternate reality); for the Nyota Uhura in all other alternate universes see Nyota Uhura (alternates).
|Full Name:||Nyota Uhura|
|Birthplace:||Kitui, Kenya, United States of Africa, Earth|
|Sibling(s):|| Makena Uhura (sister)|
Kamau Uhura (brother)
|Other relatives:||Raheem (uncle)|
|Previous Assignment:||Starfleet Academy|
|Assignment:|| comm officer,|
Uhura grew up in Africa, where older members of her family passed down horrible stories about the wars of genocide in Africa's recent history. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: The Gemini Agent) On an occasion when Uhura and her parents were visiting her uncle Raheem off-planet, the four of them were in a shuttle which was severely damaged by an explosion, knocking Uhura's parents unconscious. Raheem, who had been outside the shuttle investigating a malfunction, was blown away into space by the explosion. He contacted Uhura and told her to drag her parents into the shuttle's escape pod, talking her through opening the pod's hatch manually and encouraging her when she thought her parents were too heavy to pull. As Raheem fell into the atmosphere of a nearby planet, he told Uhura how proud he was of her. Uhura never told anyone other than her parents about these events, but later shared them with Spock during a Vulcan mind meld. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 18")
Uhura attended the Nairobi Girls Academy, where her curriculum included advanced studies of the Earth-Romulus War. She played competitive racquetball in school. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: The Gemini Agent)
Starfleet Academy (2255-2258)Edit
By summer 2255, Uhura was studying xenolinguistics at Starfleet Academy and was a favored pupil of Commander Spock. On Spock's recommendation, Vice Admiral Tullsey and SFPD Homicide Detective Harve Bogenn asked Uhura to analyze two recordings of the serial killer known as the Doctor speaking in an unknown language. While working on the problem, Uhura herself was attacked by one of the swarms of nanites which constituted "the Doctor", but survived. With the help of Dr. Leonard McCoy and several other scientists, Uhura eventually deciphered the Doctor's words and discovered that the Transamerica Pyramid was the being's hideout. At this time Uhura had already established a strong working relationship with Spock and a friendship with Gaila, with whom she had discussed rooming in the future. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: The Delta Anomaly) Also in 2255, Spock assigned Uhura the task of analyzing combat recordings from the Earth-Romulus War to gain insight into the Romulan mindset. Spock first addressed Uhura by her first name at this time. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: The Gemini Agent)
Uhura was one of the many cadets rushed into service when Vulcan sent a distress call when Nero attacked it. Uhura replaced Hawkins as communications officer, as Hawkins claimed that he would not be able to distinguish the Romulan language from Vulcan. During her time at Starfleet Academy, Uhura had a romantic relationship with one of her teachers and future USS Enterprise shipmate and first officer, Commander Spock. Uhura also did not appreciate her roommate, Gaila (who was an Orion female), bringing male cadets back to the dorm room, most notably James T. Kirk. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek)
Following Nero's defeat, Uhura continued serving as the Enterprise 's communications officer. When the Enterprise lost communications with the shuttlecraft Galileo, Uhura determined that the shuttle crashed on Taurus II. Uhura was very angry with Spock for placing himself in danger again. When Captain Kirk was forced to make the scheduled rendezvous at Makus III, Uhura stole one of the shuttles. She was able to rescue Spock and the shuttle crew. Despite stealing a shuttle, Uhura was not reprimanded by the captain. Following the mission to Deneva, Uhura expressed her concern to Spock, seeing how he was taking risks without thinking due to him still grieving. (TOS - The Galileo Seven (comic) comics: "The Galileo Seven, Part 1", "The Galileo Seven, Part 2", TOS comic: "Operation: Annihilate, Part 1")
Uhura intercepted a message from a Klingon Bird-of-Prey near Iota Geminorum IV, translating information about a "execution". She helped the landing party defuse a Klingon bomb that was left there. She was able to stop the bomb by saying a command in Klingonese. (TOS - The Truth About Tribbles comics: "The Truth About Tribbles, Part 1", "The Truth About Tribbles, Part 2")
When the Enterprise was conducting a survey of Phaedus, Uhura and Chekov detected a high-frequency energy field coming from the surface that interfered with their communications. Uhura was then left in command of the Enterprise when Kirk, Spock, Lieutenant Sulu and a landing party went down to the surface to investigate. Uhura was contacted by a female trader named Mudd. Uhura went down to the surface with Mudd where she met with Kirk and Captain April. Uhura accompanied Kirk to rescue Spock, Sulu and Hendorff from the Shadow Phaedans. Uhura and the rest of the crew were locked off from the bridge. After the Enterprise was retaken, Uhura made Spock promise that he would not take any more risks. (TOS - Countdown to Darkness comics: "Countdown to Darkness, Number One", "Countdown to Darkness, Number Two", "Countdown to Darkness, Number Three", "Countdown to Darkness, Number Four")
A month later in 2259, Uhura was still serving aboard the Enterprise when she participated in a mission with Sulu and Spock to calm a volcano on the planet Nibiru (originally her participation in the Nibiru mission was to study and catalog the native linguistic communications system). As Spock was lowered into the volcano from the shuttlecraft, Uhura became increasingly worried for her boyfriend. Spock's tether broke and he fell onto a solid part of the active volcano. Uhura wanted to attempt a rescue, but Sulu informed her it would be too dangerous so they returned to the Enterprise (Star Trek (App), TOS movie: Star Trek Into Darkness).
Once back on the Enterprise, Uhura informed Captain Kirk that communication with Spock was patchy but still viable. She heard Spock tell Kirk to leave him in the volcano so the planet's pre-spaceflight natives would not be the victims of a Prime Directive violation. This attitude enraged Uhura because she believed that Spock had given no thought at all to her feelings and had failed to feel anything for her.
Later, on a mission to Qo'noS, Uhura confronted Spock about the issue and Spock told her he had chosen not to feel so that he was not in pain, rather than to feel that pain in his last moments, which Uhura took as an apology. On Qo'noS Uhura was forced to put her knowledge of Klingonese to use when she tried to save the mission from a Klingon patrol, though this negotiation was cut short by the intervention of Khan Noonien Singh.
With Khan's intervention came a whole new problem as Admiral Alexander Marcus wanted Khan dead and Kirk had captured him alive. This led to Marcus attacking the Enterprise with the USS Vengeance and causing a great deal of damage, with Uhura aboard the ship. Khan would eventually kill Marcus and flee to Earth, where Uhura was forced to beam down and help Spock capture the villain.
In the prime reality, TOS - Legion of Super-Heroes comic: "Issue 3" referenced Nyota Uhura's roommate also being an Orion girl. Presuming Uhura's life was approximately parallel to that reality, there is a good possibility that the unnamed roommate referred to was a prime reality counterpart to Gaila.
|USS Enterprise (alternate reality NCC-1701) personnel|
|0718 • Boma • Chapel • Chekov • Gaetano • Hannity • Hawkins • Hendorff • Kai • Keenser • Kelso • Kirk • Latimer • McCoy • McKenna • Mitchell • Olson • Pike • Puri • Rand • Scott • Spock • H. Sulu • Y. Sulu • Uhura • Zahra • unnamed USS Enterprise (alternate reality) personnel|
|see also: • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel|
- Nyota Uhura was portrayed by american actress Zoë Saldana in Star Trek in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013. She also voice Uhura in the Star Trek game in 2013.