Analysis: The Tropes of Women of Color in Sci-Fi – Special – Nyota Uhura (Part 1)

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Originally, my observations on Uhura’s character were to have been a part of the review of Star Trek (2009).  However, since these observations started to compile like a repair list for a battle-damaged carrier, I decided to go into more detail in its own post.

For this movie, I decided to look at the eight most important appearances of Uhura in this movie, because it is in these appearances that much is revealed, including why Orci, Kurtzmann, and Abrams decided to put her into a relationship with Spock.  The results aren’t pretty.

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