Jonas Grumby wrote:
But if all Uhura did was run and repair the space radio, then why did they ever bring her on away missions?
I don't believe anyone ever specifically said why.
I believe in addition to being a communications systems expert, she was also a mid rank general bridge officer. She was on the landing party during "Mirror Mirror." Kirk assigned her to navigation with out a pause and when we first saw her she was dressed in command gold-green so Kirk might have just move her to the comm station from somewhere else.
Hows that for Fan~Wank~A~Doo.