Star Trek: Strange New Worlds elevates one of Uhura's very greatest moments from The Original Series into something even more special.

Picking up in the (highly classified) aftermath of Star Trek: Discovery season 2, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds plants Anson Mount's Christopher Pike back into the Enterprise's captain's chair

seeking out new life and new civilizations. He's joined by a few familiar faces, and most notable among the newbies is Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura.

Strange New Worlds affords Uhura more time and character development than Star Trek ever did during the 1960s - especially during episode 2, "Children of the Comet."

More than just a touching tribute to the past, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds turns Uhura's famous singing talent into a genuine, meaningful plot point.

Perhaps when Spock was plucking his lute alongside Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, he was fondly remembering their impromptu performance on the Persephone V comet mission.

Turning Uhura's passion for singing into a central plot point summarizes how Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is developing Celia Rose Gooding's character.

As the weeks continue, audiences will hopefully witness the same evolution for fellow under-utilized supporting characters like Nurse Chapel and Samuel Kirk.