Mr. Spock a Sex Symbol? Surprising Revelation from a Roddenberry Letter
C’mon ladies, you know you find the pointy ears sexy! Or perhaps the sharply angled eyebrows are more your thing.
Surprisingly, Mr. Spock was supposed to be the sex symbol of Star Trek. Yes you read that correctly. (Take that, William Shatner!) It appears Gene Roddenberry was going for the bad-boy appeal by giving Spock a slight resemblance to the devil.
This bizarre truth comes from a letter penned by Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry after the cancellation of the original Star Trek series. The letter has been sent to Britain by its American owner where it is to be sold at auction.
In addition to the revelation about Mr. Spock, Rodenberry writes in the letter:
“It is important to the typical Star Trek fan that there is a tomorrow. They pretty much share the Star Trek philosophies about life, the fact that it is wrong to interfere in the evolvement of other peoples, that to be different is not necessarily to be wrong or ugly.”
If you’re interested in the behind-the-scenes goings-on of Star Trek and its creator, you can find a few of Gene Roddenberry’s TV contracts (signed) on AbeBooks.