Zoe Saldana will be hitting the big screen this weekend with the comic adaptation The Losers, after quietly appearing in last week’s Death at a Funeral. Over the past year she’s appeared in two major blockbusters Avatar and Star Trek and even though everyone loved the romance between Jake Sully and Neytiri we’re eager to find out if Uhura and Spock will eventually get it on. Saldana seems to think something might happen…
Saldana spoke with MTV about Star Trek 2, (she expects to shoot sometime later this year) and her hopes to see more of a Spock/Uhura romance the second time around. The actress wants the story to expand on the relationship they established in the first film but she’s not 100% sure if their characters can mate according to Star Trek lore.
“It would be interesting to see what they are going to do with it,” continued Saldana. “I really hope they keep [the relationship] and continue to explore it. 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?”
Someone out there needs to answer her question stat! For a lot of people the Spock/Uhura pairing was one of the few problems they had with JJ Abrams reboot and they thought it was played up a little too much. Personally, it was nice to see Spock getting the girl for once in his life. On the TV show, didn’t Kirk get a new lady almost every other episode? It didn’t matter is she was white, black, green, or covered with slim he got a piece. It’s Spock’s turn.
Do you want to see more of Spock and Uhura’s romance in the sequel? What are the restrictions on Vulcan mating, inquiring minds want to know?