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Old September 24 2012, 09:27 AM   #114
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Re: Who likes Spock/Uhura too?

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JJ's face is making me queasy.
Oh, come on. He's cute.
Afraid I'll have to disagree on that point. He's not hideous, but hardly cute. A very average looking man I'd say.
Different strokes.

Doubtful. In the Real Universe they've gone through hell together and always come out the other side as a trio.
And by "Real," you mean the other fake one.

I doubt a single woman could split them up, unless they turn her into a bit of a tramp, vying for the affections of all three, but that would destroy the elegance and beauty of the character that Ms Nichols originally brought to life.
But here's the thing: They're not together. That's not how things started out in the alternate universe, and Kirk and Spock probably wouldn't have ever bothered with each other had it not been for Prime Spock. Who is together starting out in the alternate reality? Kirk and Bones are best friends, and I doubt anything will change that. And, Spock and Uhura are in love. I believe they could go through hell and back and still come out as a pair.

The scenario you brought up for Uhura would never happen, at least not canonically, so I won't address it.

Granted it is an alternate universe, so maybe they will just become a petty, bickering bunch of hormonal teenagers, who can be be split apart by a skirt.
Oh, wow, another thing I won't address because they're not teenagers, or hormonal or petty (from what I can tell), and again, there's nothing for a "skirt" to split up. Calling Uhura a "skirt" is fairly disrespectful, I might add.

It's a relationship that has no background to it. They just threw it onscreen and was kind of like 'where did that come from?' Seeing as she had little/no screen time with Scotty or Sulu its hard to judge on how they would get along. Personally I never saw much chemistry between Spock and Uhura.
The background was implied, but perhaps we'll see some flashbacks that give more details. We'll have to disagree on the chemistry because I saw it jumping off the charts.

Their backstory? Where he was a professor and she a student who seduced/was seduced by him? Only then to throw a hissy fit and use her highly unprofessional relationship to her advantage to get a better posting? That's very appropriate.
Why does it have to be a "seduction?" They could have just slowly fallen in love over the years. It could have started out harmless and then became something more.

Their relationship had nothing to do with her posting. She earned it, and that's all she pointed out. Being logical, Spock had to agree.

One of the biggest niggles for me with the Spock/Uhura thing is that it makes him too emotional. Spock's two halves fought against one another, as he tried to follow the Vulcan lifestyle of logic and detachment (which on the whole he did in TOS). But here we see him having a few tender moments with a subordinate, as well as kissing her on the transporter platform, when the standard Vulcan sign of intimacy is a couple touching fingertips--surely she would know this and not want to overly embarrass him in front of the Acting Captain.
I think they did touch fingertips, but it wasn't embarrassing because of the high emotion of the moment. His planet had been destroyed and he'd just lost his mother. I'm sure he didn't give a damn about what anyone thought. Uhura was the only woman (much like he said about Earth being the only home) he had left, and he was leaving to possibly not come back. You talk about TOS, but Vulcan was never destroyed in that timeline, so I'm not sure that Spock ever had to deal with emotions that were that strong at such a young age. It's just not the same. I don't think he was too emotional at all. Vulcans can and do feel.

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Right, and that was my point. You can easily assume that she would have been a linguist based off of what you did see
It is a logical assumption to make.

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so why would it be so hard to also easily assume that Spock and Uhura could have been a couple if circumstances were different based off of what you did see?
They could have been a couple if circumstances had been different, then again so could her and Kirk (if she hadn't been quite as stuck up in the bar), or her and anyone else.

My underlying problem is that, while they are trying to flesh out characters who weren't developed or used as much as they could have been in TOS and the original movies, all they could think of for her was to make a love interest? Nurse Chapel is going to be seriously pissed!
But that's not all they could think of. They also thought of making her a xenolinguistics specialist, and I imagine that will come into play with this next film. And when it comes to this Spock? Chapel who???
MA'AM. Hot damn, I can dig it.

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