Behold: Star Trek has pulled me out of my drawing slump. It’s still half-sketch, but hey, one step at a time. Look! A background!
I never realized how often the bridge blows up until I started looking for it.
Uhura should not be surviving an explosion this large; please assume that her uniform’s fabric is way more intense than it looks.
“Uhura” comes from the Swahili word UHURU meaning “freedom”. Uhura was pretty much the first ever black main character on American television who was not a maid or a domestic servant in 1966. TV network NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but still included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, and it was kept secret from the other actors, but it was still a humiliating second-class status. The network people made life hard for Nichols, constantly trying to pare down her screen time, purposefully dropping racist comments in her presence and even withholding her fan mail from her.This deplorable state of affairs led Nichols to make the decision to quit after the 1st season, but then she happened to meet the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who pleaded with her to stick with the show because as a Black woman she was portraying the first non-stereotypical role on television. I had a crush on Uhura as a kid. LOL.
Hero and spirit animal.
OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO USE THIS GIF FOR EVERYTHING
chekov is so cute :3
Forever Uhura’s sassy gay friend ^^
star trek: the original series 1.02 | charlie x
Favorite Star Trek Characters | Nyota Uhura
Spock: Well, since it is illogical for a communications officer to resent the word “frequency”… I have no answer.
Uhura: No, you have an answer. I’m an illogical woman who’s beginning to feel too much a part of that communications console. Why don’t you tell me I’m an attractive young lady or ask me if I’ve ever been in love? Tell me how planet Vulcan looks when the moon is full.
Spock: Vulcan has no moon, Miss Uhura.
Uhura: I’m not surprised, Mr. Spock.