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Uhura or Uhura?

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Uhura
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Jenn

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HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« on: January 02, 2010, 02:50:42 pm »
Uhura...



or Uhura?



Uhura...



...or Uhura?



Uhura...



or Uhura?




Annnnnnd...GO!!!!
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 03:07:43 pm »
The original by far wins, Zoe is an average chick to me. She has minimal talent as far as I see but she is the go to black-latina chick to give that token presence in a flick.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 03:30:00 pm »
I like Zoe well enough. She's the modern day Kerry Washington: pretty (enough), bland, nonthreatening. She may even take Halle's place. But old school Uhura just ooooooozes sex, and that couldn't be easy in 1967. And I love how her skirt is THAT short for no reason whatsoever.






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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 04:57:02 pm »
Zoe has the key ingredient that enables her to pull off the role - a inherent classiness that defined the role. 

But c'mon, it's an unfair comparison.  The original was a soul sister with natural elegance...in outer space.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 05:26:35 pm »
You'd be amazed at how many younguns don't get it. Some of my male students think Nichelle looks "old" and "fat" compared to Zoe. I think the word they were looking for was "black".

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 06:40:53 pm »
You'd be amazed at how many younguns don't get it. Some of my male students think Nichelle looks "old" and "fat" compared to Zoe. I think the word they were looking for was "black".

I'd say tell them to watch Nichelle in "Truck Turner" sometime, but they ain't ready for that.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 07:07:17 pm »
So many of those lines are in my vocabulary. We're always talking about how so-and-so can (mundane action) (mundane thing) in Iceland. "If they give me cold fries one more time, they better start frying fries in Iceland!"

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 07:47:55 pm »
I love and respect Nichelle...she was a beauty, no doubt.  But boy do I love Zoe...she's even hot as an alien.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 10:17:18 pm »
This is the easiest Hard Choice of the year.

Nichelle Nichols is an adult fertility queen and Zoe is an attractive girl next door.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 11:20:33 pm »
Both are attractive, but I like Nichelle by far.

It would have been great to see her more active in the original series. Hopefully we will see a more active Zoe in the future.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 01:56:03 pm »
Nichelle all day. Rolewise, I think Zoe has a chance to put her stamp on the character-if the writers actually let her do more next time-but Nichelle's Uhura was the originator and Zoe has yet to fill out her miniskirt.

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 04:44:26 pm »
Zoe all the way. At least her Uhura does have a personality.
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 11:46:04 am »
Nichelle.
all the way.
too easy.

ever since i worked on the same set as Zoe on DRUMLINE, i've never had any crushes on her or anything.
she's just aiight.
she has no body.
ironing board.
she aiight..


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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 12:13:20 pm »
nichelle nichols will be at the Anaheim Comic-Con in April this year..

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Uhura vs. Uhura
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 02:00:15 pm »
Nichelle Nichols, a.k.a. Nyota Uhura. Gotta go with the classic. Her Uhura could be sweet, but would be fast to pull a knife if it was necessary (see "Mirror Mirror."..."You're away from your post, MISTER!")

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