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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

View Poll Results: How do you feel about the Spock/Uhura pairing?
I LOVE them together! 29 46.77%
I generally think they’re okay together. 12 19.35%
Not my preference, but I don’t mind them together. 13 20.97%
I HATE them together. 8 12.90%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 7 2012, 02:00 PM   #31
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Re: Who likes Spock/Uhura too?

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Uhura is an extremely smart and attractive woman (both versions) so why wouldn't Spock be attracted? Liking Human women is in his genes.
That's not what the original Spock would have done, also don't forget Spock was betrothed. In the original series if Uhura made a pass at him Spock would let her down easily, but he would let her down. Spock grew and developed as he grew older and became less reluctant to show his feelings, but I think it all happened too quickly in this movie, not that I object to the couple, it just does not seem in character for Spock, that's all.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:13 PM   #32
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Re: Who likes Spock/Uhura too?

But this is the younger, less jaded Spock. He's fresher and hotter. And he's not yet infatuated with Kirk so he has room for the beautiful Uhura.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:32 PM   #33
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Haha, good point!
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Old September 7 2012, 03:33 PM   #34
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Liked the idea, it showed the writers were paying attention to TOS. But I don't think the execution was good. From the posting demand to Uhura running away from her station to comfort Spock.
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Old September 7 2012, 05:59 PM   #35
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I am disinclined to get all swoony-shippy about these things, though I liked the relationship as presented just fine. Bottom line, however, is that anything that gives Zoe Saldana more screen time is A-OK by me.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:06 PM   #36
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46 years ago today, Uhura was shamelessly flirting with Spock in "Mantrap." Tell me about the moons on your world, etc.

About time they finally got together!
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Old September 7 2012, 07:56 PM   #37
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I didn't expect it, but its a good addition to the story, especially for Spock, and I guess it's good on balance for Uhura, too, although I'd prefer they'd have improved her character without resorting to the obvious route of hooking her up with one of the guys.


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But this is the younger, less jaded Spock. He's fresher and hotter. And he's not yet infatuated with Kirk so he has room for the beautiful Uhura.
Yes, Quinto's spock is more het than Nimoy's.
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Old September 7 2012, 08:38 PM   #38
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I didn't expect it, but its a good addition to the story, especially for Spock, and I guess it's good on balance for Uhura, too, although I'd prefer they'd have improved her character without resorting to the obvious route of hooking her up with one of the guys.


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But this is the younger, less jaded Spock. He's fresher and hotter. And he's not yet infatuated with Kirk so he has room for the beautiful Uhura.
Yes, Quinto's spock is more het than Nimoy's.
More het, nah, NuSpock is even slashier with nuKirk than TOS Spock/Kirk. (Oh, wait, that was a typo...huh? You meant HOT, not hetero )
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Old September 7 2012, 09:10 PM   #39
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46 years ago today, Uhura was shamelessly flirting with Spock in "Mantrap." Tell me about the moons on your world, etc.

About time they finally got together!
Well, 46 years ago tomorrow, but yeah.

(Or yesterday if you're Canadian. )

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Old September 8 2012, 12:52 AM   #40
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I didn't expect it, but its a good addition to the story, especially for Spock, and I guess it's good on balance for Uhura, too, although I'd prefer they'd have improved her character without resorting to the obvious route of hooking her up with one of the guys.


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But this is the younger, less jaded Spock. He's fresher and hotter. And he's not yet infatuated with Kirk so he has room for the beautiful Uhura.
Yes, Quinto's spock is more het than Nimoy's.
More het, nah, NuSpock is even slashier with nuKirk than TOS Spock/Kirk. (Oh, wait, that was a typo...huh? You meant HOT, not hetero )
I completely agree, he is the slashiest character ever!
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Old September 8 2012, 01:02 AM   #41
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46 years ago today, Uhura was shamelessly flirting with Spock in "Mantrap." Tell me about the moons on your world, etc.

About time they finally got together!
Well, 46 years ago tomorrow, but yeah.

(Or yesterday if you're Canadian. )
Oops! Guess I jumped the gun . . . or phaser . . . or whatever.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:19 AM   #42
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Re: Who likes Spock/Uhura too?

It's 46 years ago where I live, so they are getting a head start on the flirting.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:57 AM   #43
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I believe that the proper response to any Spock-related change in canon from Star Trek XI is:

Spock? SPOCK! Spock, what have you done?! You've changed the future! You've created a TIME PARADOX!
... Ahem.

Anyway, yeah, not sure the flirty stuff in 'Mantrap' was supposed to signify anything deeper, but I think the pairing works. It did come as a bit of a surprise the first time around, but Spock and Uhura definitely make for a good couple - similar enough in terms of implied intellectual ability and shared interests not to be baseless, but dissimilar enough to be complementary (the emotional/stoic thing).
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Old September 8 2012, 06:15 AM   #44
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"... but dissimilar enough to be complementary (the emotional/stoic thing)."

That's very true. Even their uniform colors seem to say that, red-hot and ice-blue.
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Old September 8 2012, 09:51 AM   #45
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Now that's true fangirl thinking.

Oh look! They color coordinate!

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