Re: What do we know about the years between ST5 and ST6?
If anything, wouldn't the red shirt mark Uhura as a brilliant technician or engineer? She is
seen repairing systems at least once (in coveralls, no less) in TOS.
The brilliance is inferred from her presence on the Enterprise.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q