Yeoman Janice Rand

Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney) is a supporting character in Star Trek: The Original Series. She was a member of the Starfleet aboard the Starship Enterprise in the 23rd century. She is known for her compassion and thoughtfulness towards others. Lieutenant Uhura is a a close friend in particular. Among the crew, Janice Rand is the personal yeoman to  Captain Kirk, who highly regards her hard work and diligence. Although she has feelings for him, she never acts on them.

Captain James T. Kirk

Captain James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner) is a main character in Star Trek: The Original Series. He is the first captain of the Starship Enterprise. Each episode begins with the narration of his captain’s log. His ego and heroic complex often result in violating the prime directive. Despite this, he is a respected leader who always puts his crew first. Kirk is also a known womanizer, hence kissing a sexy alien in any given episode. His closest friends are Spock and Dr. McCoy.

Leila Kalomi from Star Trek

Leila Kalomi (Jill Ireland) was a character in Star Trek: The Original Series, namely in the episode “This Side of Paradise.” Leila was a human botanist in Elias Sandoval’s Omicron colony. When the Starship Enterprise lands in 2261, Leila developed feelings for Spock.  Three years later, she discovered the spores, which protected the planet from deadly rays but also enchanted the colonists into a state of tranquility. She used the spores on Spock as a love potion, yet Captain Kirk reversed the effect by making him angry. Leila attempted to reconcile with Spock, but realizing he was no longer under the spore’s effect, she experienced intense sadness, which reverses the effect too. She was later evacuated to Starbase 27 with the rest of the Omicron colonists.

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Nyota Uhura

Nyota Uhura is a character in Star Trek: The Original Series. On the Starship Enterprise, she is the translator and communications crew officer. She keeps a level head, and takes interest in alien languages. She enjoys singing while Spock accompanies on the Vulcan Lute, which entertains the crew. Noted by the symbols on her console and room decor, Uhura is proud of her African heritage. She goes on to become a lieutenant commander. Uhura was an important part of the original crew’s diversity as one of the first black characters on television equal with everyone. Additionally, the kiss between her and Captain Kirk was the first interracial kiss on television. Nichelle Nichols portrays Uhura in the original series, while Zoe Saldana portrays Uhura in the 2009 film reboots.

Spock

In Star Trek, Spock (Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto) serves as first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Having a mixed human and Vulcan heritage, he had a troubled childhood but has learned to use his unique perspective to his advantage.