TrekRanks Episode 142: Top 5 Uhura Episodes

Originally released on September 01, 2022

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On this week's TrekRanks we celebrate the life, career and impact of Nichelle Nichols, arguably the most legendary performer in Star Trek history. Nichols' impact as an actor, singer, dancer and civil rights advocate can never be overstated, and in breaking down our "Top 5 Uhura Episodes" we dive deep into not only her body of work, but also onto the platform she created for both Zoë Saldana and Celia Rose Gooding to follow. This is an emotional episode covering a lot of ground via host Jim Moorhouse and guests Chris Burris, Beverly Falls and Ryan Riddle.

Episode Rundown:

- Level One Diagnostic Cycle: As we do with all of our character breakdown shoes, each member of our panel chooses on word to best describe the life and career of Nichelle Nichols and the character of Nyota Uhura.

- Prime Directive: The crew breaks down exactly how they broke down their lists.

- The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with the episode or moment that frames their choice.

-- Secondary Systems: We rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists!

- • Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we discuss some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.

- Temporal Distortion: We flashback to some great lists and picks from a few previous TrekRanks topics, including the Top 5 One-Off Guest Stars (Episode 131) and the Top 5 Trek Crushes (Episode 133).

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Uhura Episodes. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used in a Temporal Distortion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

And don't forget to check out TrekRanks.com for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.






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