One of the biggest surprises for the 2009 Star Trek movie was the romance between Uhura and Spock. The question now is, where do they take it in the sequel? In an interview promoting her new film The Losers (opening today), Zoe Saldana discusses the potential for Spock and Uhura "mating". Watch the video below.
Zoe talks Uhura/Spock
Watch Zoe talking about Vulcans and their mating rituals, and pondering what the destruction of Vulcan will do to their biological urges.
In the video Zoe talks about what a "huge gamble" the Spock/Uhura pairing was, and how it "worked really, really well." But she also wondered where the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk will take it next, noting ""It would be interesting to see what they are going to do with it…I really hope they keep [the relationship] and continue to explore it."
Will Spock become a born again Vulcan?
But then Saldana does bring up an interesting issue:
But at the same time too — this is coming from my mother, who is a Trekkie — I could be wrong, but I thought that Vulcans only mate every seven years. So now that the planet [Vulcan] has been extinguished, it’s kind of interesting. Can Spock mate with a non-Vulcan?
Zoe’s The Losers co-star Columbus Short (apparently an avowed Trekkie) pointed out that Spock’s father (Sarek) didn’t seem to have a problem mating with a non-Vulcan (Amanda), but Saldana countered "That’s true, but there were tons of Vulcans back then. Now, there are no Vulcans.”
Saldana seems to be acknowledging that with the loss of the vast majority of the Vulcan race, would Spock feel compelled to help keep it going? If he were to mate with Uhura, any offspring would only be a quarter Vulcan. Now would that be the logical choice?
We will find out in the Star Trek sequel.
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