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Nyota Uhura

Nyota Uhura, a character from the fictional Star Trek universe, was the Chief Communications Officer on the Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A).

Played by Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek: The Original Series and several movies.

Uhura's first name is not 'official' Star Trek lore, but was coined by William Shatner in his book Star Trek Memories, supposedly after Gene Roddenberry, creator of the show, suggested it.