|Relationships:||roommate Uhura, Kirk/Gaila|
|Other:||played by the actor Rachel Nichols|
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Although she appears in only two scenes in the movie, many fans have embraced her and given her a new life in fanfiction. Common subjects in Gaila-centric fanfiction include differences between Orion and human sexual mores, whether or not she was a slave girl, and whether or not she survived the destruction of the ships sent to Vulcan.
She is sometimes shipped with Uhura.
meta on Orions and sexual mores...? on female characters in Trek (see Misogyny in Fandom)... on depictions of slavery (green is the new black)
Notable Gaila-centric Fanworks
- California Girls by darthjamtart
- The Dance by LJC
- The Loudest Noise (affannato, affettuoso, agitato) by zvi
- Lunch and Other Obscenities by Rheanna. Set in the reboot universe, this story is about the relationship of Gaila and her Academy roommate, Uhura.
- Paradise Found by skywaterblue
- The USS Breakfast at Tiffany's by igrockspock
- Gaila at Memory Alpha (canon resource)
- [https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Gaila_(Orion) at Memory Beta (non-canon Star Trek works)
- igrockspock, Meta: Why I Love Gaila, Livejournal post, 30 June 2009.