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Who was most underused in the TOS Films?

sonofspock1

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Report this Feb. 24 2010, 4:57 pm

I'll have to say Uhura. In TMP, she just seems to man her station, trying to contact Starfleet Command.

And why didn't she go with Kirk and company to Genesis in The Search For Spock?

She did get her fair share in IV, V & VI, but the woman was criminally underused at first.

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Report this Feb. 24 2010, 6:28 pm

Uhura was underused because she has the potential for greatness.

TaoTrek

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Report this Feb. 24 2010, 6:51 pm

Looking back, I think that Uhura was by far the most underused.

sonofspock1

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Report this Feb. 24 2010, 8:16 pm

Quote (VAD_BAXTER @ Feb. 24 2010, 10:18 pm)
I'd say Chekov in TMP since he was only noted for getting his hand burned...

Don't forget that wretched costume he had to wear in The Search For Spock! :laugh:

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 12:29 am

Mr Leslie.

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 1:41 am

Doctor Chapel. We should have seen more of her.

Tin_Man

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 9:12 am

Uh, oh I know this one...

What was that guys name who didn't get much play in the new film...

OH YEAH his name was Common Sense :laugh:

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 9:14 am

Quote (TaoTrek @ Feb. 23 2010, 7:51 pm)
Looking back, I think that Uhura was by far the most underused.

What are you talking about she freakin took McCoy's place on the movie poster!!!


She had a love thing going with Spock of all people for Crist sake!


Under used, hardly.

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 12:36 pm

what ever happened to the gorn we never saw them till the enterprise parell universe story alway's thought a race of lizard's would make the best warrior's like sarge in the bsg book apollo's war.  :honorable:

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 1:47 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Feb. 24 2010, 1:30 pm)
Quote (Tin_Man @ Feb. 25 2010, 9:14 am)
Quote (TaoTrek @ Feb. 23 2010, 7:51 pm)
Looking back, I think that Uhura was by far the most underused.

What are you talking about she freakin took McCoy's place on the movie poster!!!


She had a love thing going with Spock of all people for Crist sake!


Under used, hardly.

I think we're talking the prime timeline films, not the new timeline.

It's the second decade of the 21st century...they HAD to make Uhura more prominent, you know?

:logical:

Sorry I was in new movie mode :blush:

Anyway I think she was over used in the new film, she never should take McCoy's place in the Trek holy triad

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 5:13 pm

You know this question is a very tricky one, I voted Uhura but I also think Sulu is quite underused, you hardly see him in TVH and then he gets his own ship so has no fun Enterprise crew interaction. Nonetheless I think Uhura has a reasonable part in TFF but not in any of the others really, they always seem to feel the need to bring in some new woman (saavik, Gillian, Valeris) for every film and they distract from the awesomeness of Star Trek's best lady, Uhura.

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Report this Feb. 25 2010, 8:35 pm

Quote (Tin_Man @ Feb. 25 2010, 11:47 am)
Quote (starbase63 @ Feb. 24 2010, 1:30 pm)
Quote (Tin_Man @ Feb. 25 2010, 9:14 am)
Quote (TaoTrek @ Feb. 23 2010, 7:51 pm)
Looking back, I think that Uhura was by far the most underused.

What are you talking about she freakin took McCoy's place on the movie poster!!!


She had a love thing going with Spock of all people for Crist sake!


Under used, hardly.

I think we're talking the prime timeline films, not the new timeline.

It's the second decade of the 21st century...they HAD to make Uhura more prominent, you know?

:logical:

Sorry I was in new movie mode :blush:

Anyway I think she was over used in the new film, she never should take McCoy's place in the Trek holy triad

Agreed.

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Report this Feb. 26 2010, 9:09 pm

Quote (VAD_BAXTER @ Feb. 24 2010, 5:18 pm)
I'd say Chekov in TMP since he was only noted for getting his hand burned...

Don't forget the Earwigs in WOK.

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Feb. 26 2010, 10:40 pm

TOS has always been mainly about 3 characters.  Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and to a lesser degree Scotty.  All the other characters were about the same.  (Think about it we didn't even know that Sulu's first name was Hikaru until Trek 6!;)

I think that was what Abrams had tried to accomplish in his movie in trying to make the lesser characters more important.  (Uhura dating Spock for example.)

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Report this Feb. 27 2010, 3:12 am

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