Standard Orbit 159: Star of Freedom and Peace / by Richard Marquez

Uhura and Her Actresses.

Running Time: 48 minutes 47 seconds
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Nyota Upenda Uhura is a truly beautiful name that translates to "star of freedom and peace." In this episode of Standard Orbit we discuss the impact of Uhura and how she has evolved as a character over the years from TOS and its movies, to the Kelvin Timeline, and even in fan productions such as Star Trek Continues.

Ken and Zach recount their personal encounters with Nichelle Nichols and Kim Stinger, as well as discuss the rise of Zoe Saldana as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today, and how each actress has carried the mantle of Uhura with class.

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on TOS (00:02:03)
Meeting Nichelle (00:06:06)
TAS, Singing, NASA (00:9:34)
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in the Movies, and Almost on Voyager (00:13:02)
Of Gods And Men (00:16:51)
Zoe Saldana as Uhura in the Kelvin Timeline (00:19:56)
The Modern Day Harrison Ford (00:25:23)
Kim Stinger as Uhura on Star Trek Continues (00:32:08)
Final Thoughts (00:36:35)
Previously on (00:43:19)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:44:41)

Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)