When I saw the thread title "Shipper war..." I was afraid to come in here. (I went through the ENT shipper wars.
) But I'm glad I looked in. First thread I've ventured into regarding Spock/Uhura, and it's interesting to see what folks think.
It worked for me in the film, for the reasons the writers discussed, and I'm hoping it will be followed up on in future films. And this is from a longtime TOS fan, who thought the Spock/Christine unrequited love in that show was quite poignant overall.
Thanks for the links, Salvor
. Nimoy's comment was perfect!