Battle of the Day

Nichelle Nichols vs Zoe Saldana

Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura wearing something skimpy on the Star Trek Bridge
Zoe Saldana

Nichelle Nichols

Zoe Saldana


This week Star Trek Into Darkness was released. That got us thinking about Uhura and which actress plays a hotter Uhura.

In the original series, Nichelle Nichols caused quite a stir by being the first African American girl to kiss a white guy on prime time televsion (She kissed Captain Kirk). Now in the new movies, Zoe Saldana as Uhura has a relationship with Spock and nobody seems to care that she is kissing a Vulcan.

Given their on-screen relationships (if you can call the Kirk kiss a relationship), we would have to say that the 60s Uhura definitely had better taste in men, but which one of these ladies is hotter?