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Old August 16 2013, 09:20 PM   #43
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?
Spock even commends her for the very thing in "Who Mourns for Adonais", in connection with a difficult bypass job:

"I can think no one better equipped to handle it, Miss Uhura. Please proceed."
No such praise for her oral/aural skills, and no begging for such. Spock probably isn't emotionally compromised in "Who Mourns", either, so we can take his word for it that Uhura Prime can hold a mean soldering iron.

Hoshi in Enterprise is a linguist and wears Science blue. Nuhura is both.
Did we actually learn nuUhura would have repairperson skills?

Interestingly, Uhura Prime wore command gold for a few episodes, perhaps suggesting career ambitions cut short by Kirk reshuffling his crew after the early casualties and before the first proper starbase visit. nuUhura started out with red, but that doesn't mean she'd be devoid of such ambitions... We don't know what she used to wear back in her Cadet days, and many a command officer has been witnessed doing a stint in the "services" colors soon after graduation.

Timo Saloniemi
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