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Spock and Uhura embrace, in a scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie.


Spock/Uhura is a pairing of Spock and Uhura from Star Trek. This pairing became especially popular after the release of the 2009 Star Trek movie, where it became canon.


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After the release of the 2009 film, there was a great interest in the Spock/Uhura pairing, along with the long-established Kirk/Spock fanon pairing. There was some friction between the supporters of the two pairings. Some seemed to feel there was racist and/or misogynistic undertones in much of the dislike (or breaking up in fan-fiction) of Spock/Uhura, which was canon in the new film universe. Some also chose to ignore the establishment of this relationship in favor of continuing to promote Kirk/Spock, one of the largest, original slash pairings in media fandom as made popular in Star Trek: The Original Series.[1] Others argued that slash fandom had been doing this for years and the only reason this situation was generating argument and debate was that the fandom was taking off in the midst of Race Fail 2009.Spock/Uhura. [2]

There is friction between those who felt that the emphasis of Spock/Uhura in the film diminished Uhura as nothing more than a love-interest character, minimizing her importance on the Enterprise. There are those who see this as an example of how race affected and continues to effect Uhura's character, as the 1960's did not afford a character of color to have any romantic attachments. In what is ironically seen as a positive feminist trait by many, TOS Uhura's unattached status was actually a result of racism.[3],[4]

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A conversation on Facebook sheds light on a few fanfictions found by fans, mostly on "http://www.fanfiction.net/movie/Star_Trek_2009/10/0/1/1/0/0/0/0/0/1/" Some favorites where:

"Caged Wisdom" http://yahtzee63.livejournal.com/408400.html

From the Beginning http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5102393/1/From_the_Beginning

Reflections http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5074212/1/Reflections

An Illogical Beginning http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5095525/1/An_Illogical_Beginning

Logic versus Love http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5081930/1/Logic_Versus_Love

Conversational Vulcan http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5098300/1/Conversational_Vulcan

Tag, You're It http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5121439/1/Tag_Youre_it


Sites where one can find fan art vary. One popular source is "fanpop.com". The couple is featured as a favorite movie couple. http://www.fanpop.com/spots/spock-and-uhura


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Kirk - Spock - McCoy - Uhura - Chapel - Sulu - Chekov - Picard - Riker - Troi - Crusher - Sisco - Dax - Worf - Odo - Janeway - Chakotay - Paris - Kim - Torres - Neelix - Seven - Trip - Tucker - Archer - Sarek - more...


Janeway/7 - Janeway/Chakotay - Janeway/Torres - Torres/7 - Kirk/Spock - Picard/Crusher - Uhura/Chapel - Data/LaForge - Kira/Odo - Riker/Troi - Worf/Troi - Yar/Data - Trip/Tucker - Spock/McCoy - Paris/Torres - Chakotay/Paris - more...


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