Tuesday, 3 March 2015

5 Fun Facts about Star Trek's Spock

Image result for facts about spock1. Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry and first aired in the United States in 1966.

At the time, it wasn't greatly popular, and it was expensive to make, so the studio cancelled it after only 3 seasons.

It was brought back in 1979 for one of the worst Star Trek movies ever to be made. The actual worst Star Trek Movie is, of course, Star Trek 5, The Final Frontier. It was directed by William-My-Captain-My-Captain-Shatner, which kinda explains why it was rubbish.

Sorry, Just had to get that off my chest.

Back to the Spock fact: NBC, the studio which made Star Trek, actually told its creator, Gene Roddenberry, to get rid of the pointy-eared guy. Roddenberry refused and the pointy-eared guy became the icon we know as Spock.

2. The Vulcan hand gesture made famous by Spock, used as a greeting much like humans would shake hands, and also whenever Spock said, "Live long and prosper," or, "Have you seen my little Spock?" was a creation of Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek series and films.

It's a modified version of a gesture made my Jewish priests making the sign for the Hebrew letter, "Shin".

3. There were two actors who couldn't do the Vulcan hand gesture.

William-I-Can't-Sing-But-I-Talk-Slow-And-Sexy-Shatner, had to have his fingers tied together with wire whenever he had to perform it for the show.

Little Spock, Zachary Quinto, the newer version of Leonard Nimoy's Spock, actually had his fingers glued together when he performed the gesture.

4. Leonard Nimoy died on February 27th 2015, at the age of 83.

His character, Spock, on the other hand, is currently double that age and is still going strong trying to repopulate New Vulcan by persuading other Vulcans they don't have to wait seven years between getting a bit of hanky-panky.

Yes, seven years!

Vulcans only wink-wink/nudge-nudge/hide-the-shuttlecraft-in-the-shuttlebay once every seven years! Hmm, that kinda explains all the repressed emotions going on.

5. Did you know that Spock had three ears?

Yes, three.

His left ear, his right ear, and his final front ear.


A Woods said...

nicely done my friend. Amazing really, when you think about it.

DLM said...

LLAP, Jed (Nimoy did, after all!).