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.
Saldana listens intently to the director.
Actress Zoe Saldana reprises the role of Lt. Nyota Uhura on the modern day version of Star Trek.
Nichelle Nichols, who costarred as the original Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original 70s version is class chick in her bob.
Lt. Uhura (Nichols) listens for any signs of life in outerspace.
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.
Uhura gets cozy with the captain
The original cast of “Star Trek” reunites.
Uhura listens intently before making her next move.
Saldana is all smiles as she works with the crew.
Saldana and the “Star Trek” team await direction.
Dr. Spock and Lt. Uhura have a meeting of the minds.
Lt. Uhura undergoes a wardrobe change.
Uhura (Nichols) shows off her dancer’s legs while listening for a direct command.