By the time it airs, the upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be the third series in the Trek franchise to act as a direct prequel to the classic 1960s show that boldly started it all. And Strange New Worlds will feature the return of Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck as Captain Pike, Number One, and Mr. Spock, respectively, all reprising their roles from Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 and Short Treks. But who else will round-out this version of the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701? New characters, for sure, but what about very familiar ones?
Among all the speculation and fan excitement about Strange New Worlds, there’s one fairly obvious character the series could and should bring back: Nyota Uhura. You might think putting Uhura on the Enterprise seven years before Kirk won’t work. But are you sure? Here’s how a new (not rebooted!) version of Uhura could totally appear in Strange New Worlds without ruffling any of Star Trek’s complicated canon.