Gaila (Orion)

(Played by Rachel Nichols)

Gaila is a female cadet at Starfleet Academy during the mid-late 2250s of the Nero-created alternate dimension, one of several green-skinned Orion natives attending the institution. She is not only the roommate of fellow cadet Nyota Uhura, but counts cadet James T. Kirk among her many romantic attractions—an annoyance to Uhura when she brings them to their room. Gaila witnesses not only Kirk’s very public ethics hearing but also his extraordinary promotion to captain soon after, and command of the brand-new Enterprise. And, as with all cadets on hand in 2258, she takes part in the fleet response to Vulcan's planetary distress call after Nero's attack.