Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #29 Uhura
Nyota Uhura was Chief Communications officer aboard the original Enterprise.
Gentle and caring, Uhura would often entertain her ship mates using her beautiful singing voice. When the Enterprise took an unknown robot on board, it mistakenly wiped out her entire memory while trying to understand the concept of “music”. Uhura then had to re-learn everything she had known up to that point. Throughout the course of her career she would eventually rise to the rank of Commander.
Despite not having too much to do during the original television run, the fact that she was there and part of a multicultural crew during the 1960’s was a massive inspiration for so many others.