the third most important character in into darkness was scotty.
uhura was only used in all the marketing and promotions because she is a girl.
scotty had more screen time than both McCoy and uhura.
yeah .....this topic has been discussed to death...I even started a thread on this topic here it is
The movie clearly focused on Kirk and Spock, as it should. The rest of the crew got a pretty decent spread of screen time and 'hero' moments. Far better than any of the old films, that's for sure.
Hell, Uhura is the one who got Khan, after all. Without her help, Spock would have failed miserably.