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Old October 26 2013, 01:13 AM   #190
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Re: NuTrek references in the novels

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Near as I can figure? Something to give the characters more screen time.
I recently re-read the novelization by J.M. Dillard, who had the thankless task of making this scene semi-plausible. She basically takes the tack that Uhura, who is under Sybok's influence at the time, is not exactly herself when she comes on to Scotty.

Not sure that was the original intent in the movie, but it works in the book, more or less.
I was under the impression they were already involved at the beginning of the movie, that Uhura bringing Scotty "dinner" on the bridge was an indication they were in a relationship. Or at the very least, more than friends.
Scotty's reply about "Lassie...you're the most understanding woman I know" would also seem to bear this out.
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