He obviously gives a damn in this reality.
obviously. still pandering.
As opposed to, say, Zarabeth or Leila Kalomi or Droxine and all the times Nimoy's Spock got a romantic subplot back on TOS?
It's not like STAR TREK has ever been a romance-free zone. Hell, even Scotty got two
love interests back on the original show. Was that "pandering" to teenage girls as well?
About time Uhura finally got in on the action.