Posted at 5:00 AM Mar 12, 2010By Kiala Kazebee
UHURA WHY MUST YOU BETRAY ME? Look, I can kind of understand why someone who supports and values the Miss America pageant system would say something as old-fashioned and out of touch as this, but Zoe Saldana? Is she completely unaware of her fan base?
I guess I shouldn't be surprised about this. Obviously, she is an actress and not actually Nyota Uhura, chief communications officer of the USS Enterprise- I mean, haha who would believe that? Not me! What?
Still, I find it irresponsible and just plain moronic for anyone, even someone who is paid to appeal to a geek-ish audience, to spout such ignorant drivel as this violence in video games business. Having said that, I DO think there is a definite problem with the portrayal of women in a lot of games and have written about it frequently. However, I feel like this is a reflection of a pervasive negative attitude towards women in our society, which of course infects the entertainment industry. I mean, duh.
I guess what I'm saying is I'm a bit disillusioned with Ms. Saldana's thoughtless quote, and when the next Star Trek comes out I'll be rooting for Spock to get it on with a smarty pants, sexy Romulan who knows her violence from her video games.