Jun. 7th, 2011

jactrades: Mole from Arrested Development (City Sounds)
Hoo boy, I really need to get serious about finishing up my reverse bigbang, like, now.

Day Five: Favorite female character on a male-driven show:

Nyota Uhura from Star Trek


This feels like a gimme question - one of the easiest to answer of the whole list. (Why, yes, I planned out my answers for each day - how else would I assure no repeats, I ask you?)

I grew up watching TNG and DS9, mostly, but TOS reruns were also watched, and I always liked Uhura for at least being on the testosterone-heavy Enterprise. Looking back now, I love her for being pretty kick-ass for a female character of that time and also for the absolute daringness of being the first interracial kiss on television - only a year after anti-miscegenation laws had been struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Viriginia. (Yeah, it took until 1967 for it to be legal throughout the US to marry someone of a different skin tone. Loving Day is coming up - June 12th!)

Zoe Saldana was a great casting choice for the reboot, but Nichelle Nichols will always be Uhura for me.

A couple of pieces of Uhura media )

Rest of the days )

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