All things old are new again in Hollywood including the latest remake of the original 70s series, “Star Trek,” featuring Zoe Saldana as Lt. Nyota Uhura. ESSENCE.com takes a close look at how Saldana measures up to the legendary Nichelle Nichols, who first breathed life into Lt. Uhura.
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Up and Away
Saldana listens intently to the director.
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Actress Zoe Saldana reprises the role of Lt. Nyota Uhura on the modern day version of Star Trek.
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Nichelle Nichols, who costarred as the original Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original 70s version is class chick in her bob.
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Lt. Uhura (Nichols) listens for any signs of life in outerspace.
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Passion in the Sky
Captain Kirk can’t resist the attraction he has for Lt. Uhura and made history by sharing the first televised interracial kiss with the lovely officer.
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Object of Desire
Uhura gets cozy with the captain
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Back Together Again
The original cast of “Star Trek” reunites.
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Abs of Steel
Uhura listens intently before making her next move.
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Saldana is all smiles as she works with the crew.
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Saldana and the “Star Trek” team await direction.
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Dr. Spock and Lt. Uhura have a meeting of the minds.
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Baring It All
Lt. Uhura undergoes a wardrobe change.
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Uhura (Nichols) shows off her dancer’s legs while listening for a direct command.
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