Star Trek

Star Trek
ESSENCE.COM May, 05, 2009

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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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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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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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Uhura gets cozy with the captain

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The original cast of “Star Trek” reunites.

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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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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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