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Beam Me Up: Hot Pics of Zoe Saldana as Uhura
Reviving Star Trek
On May 8, 2009, Trekkies across the US can rejoice again. For many, it won't be because of the USS Enterprise flying around deep space in warp speed again. And it won't be because of the often incessant, but useful, arguements between Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock. It will be, however, worth rejoicing once we see Uhura in a space suit.
Uhura is arguably the first lady of sci-fi. More accurately, she IS the first lady of sci-fi "geeks". Prior to her, there were no die hard science fiction fans. No devout followers of geeky space costumes. No Trekkies. Although Jane Fonda was superb as Barbarella, no one followed her around in conventions. But Star Trek, Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and Uhura changed that.
Star Trek Trailer 3 Released March 2009
Zoe Saldana Pics in Star Trek as UhuraClick thumbnail to view full-size
Zoe Saldana PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Star Trek with Zoe Saldana as Uhura
In the latest movie, Uhura will be played by a sexy upcomer, Zoe Saldana. We've seen her before as Anna Maria in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. She was the lady pirate who was recruited by Wil Turner and Jack Sparrow to rescue Elizabeth Swann from the undead pirates of the Black Pearl. Zoe is perfect for the role of Uhura.
On a side note, Orlando Bloom who played Wil Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean eventually became Zoe's boyfriend. I don't know if they're currently dating or have separated.
Zoe Saldana is super cute and makes a great pin-up girl. She'll do the role of
Uhura justice on screen. And could possibly be one of the few who can
follow Nichelle Nichols' footsteps.
Here's a bit of a trivia (Zoe Saldana's IMDB page). In the movie The Terminal, Zoe's character Dolores Torres said that she likes going to Star Trek conventions. And now, here she is as Uhura.
Zoe Saldana Interview
Star Trek Zoe Saldana GalleryClick thumbnail to view full-size
A big fan of Pilates
To stay in shape, Zoe undergoes "a workout schedule that includes Pilates three times a week" (source: Womanshealthmag.com). That does not mean that she doesn't indulge. She occassionally "pig[s] out on pasta". That's the kind of passionate woman we guys love to be with.
There could be something with pilates, a fitness system that focuses on posture, skeletal and muscle balance. A lot of stretching and twisting. I knew enough young women in their 20s who regimented over their pilates class. To me, it seems to be more yoga than a workout. But if it's good enough to keep Zoe Saldana in her "hot babe" shape, I'm all for it.
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