In the episode, “Bread and Circuses,” she was the one to clarify to the Command Team on the bridge a point of total confusion they all shared.
Here’s the transcript:
Spock: [referring to Flavius] “I wish we could’ve examined that belief of his more closely. It seems illogical for a sun worshiper to develop a philosophy of total brotherhood. Sun worship is usually a primitive superstition religion.”
Uhura: “I’m afraid you have it all wrong, Mr. Spock, all of you. I’ve been monitoring some of their old-style radio waves, the empire spokesman trying to ridicule their religion. But he couldn’t. Don’t you understand? It’s not the sun up in the sky. It’s the Son of God.”
Capt. Kirk: “Caesar – and Christ. They had them both. And the word is spreading… only now.”
Dr. McCoy: “A philosophy of total love and total brotherhood.”
Spock: “It will replace their imperial Rome, but it will happen in the twentieth century.”
Capt. Kirk: “Wouldn’t it be something to watch, to be a part of? To see it happen all over again? Mr. Chekov, take us out of orbit. Ahead warp factor one.”
Chekov: “Aye, sir.”
Here’s the clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNfTwGu9FpU.
Our current Uhura, Zoe Saldana, posted:
“It’ll be hard to forget what she said and hard to forget what she did, and it will certainly be impossible to forget how she made us feel.”
She concluded the post: “REST IN POWER QUEEN NICHELLE.”