Many Faces of Nyota Uhura

30 May

The more I learn about Star Trek, the more I regret growing up a Batman kid.

Gene Roddenberry had intended his new female communications officer to be called “Lieutenant Sulu.” Herb Solow pointed out how similar this was to Zulu and thought it might act against the plan for racial diversity in the show, so the name Sulu remained with George Takei’s character. Uhura comes from the Swahili word uhuru, meaning freedom.

Nyota Uhura

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