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Old 07-15-2009, 06:37 AM
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what a handsome devil!

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:58 AM
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Roddenberry was smarter than many people thought, then.

Most articles (like the Wiki one about Star Trek) state that Spock's sex symbol status came as a surprise to people associated with Trek.

I am not really surprised, though, since there have been other mentions of Roddenberry's references to Spock's "hypnotic" effect on human females, from original character notes. This was also referenced in Uhura's song in Charlie X.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:11 AM
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He (Spock) was a suprise to all, including Nimoy. In fact, during season 2, fearing Spock would outshine Kirk (Who was the designated lead star) they started feilding other actors to replace Nimoy as Spock, amunst them David Carridine and Mark Leonard (Who ended up playing Spock's father!)"
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He (Spock) was a suprise to all, including Nimoy. In fact, during season 2, fearing Spock would outshine Kirk (Who was the designated lead star) they started feilding other actors to replace Nimoy as Spock, amunst them David Carridine and Mark Leonard (Who ended up playing Spock's father!)"
That's not too smart, as I see it- trying to reduce a character's popularity. They would have probably lost viewers (me!) with such a move.

Funny how secondary characters often become more popular than the star. Illya K/D McCallum comes to mind.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:30 AM
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That's not too smart, as I see it- trying to reduce a character's popularity. They would have probably lost viewers (me!) with such a move.

Funny how secondary characters often become more popular than the star. Illya K/D McCallum comes to mind.
That was the thinking in 60's TV, there could only be ONE star. But Illya, another great example of this!
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He (Spock) was a suprise to all, including Nimoy. In fact, during season 2, fearing Spock would outshine Kirk (Who was the designated lead star) they started feilding other actors to replace Nimoy as Spock, amunst them David Carridine and Mark Leonard (Who ended up playing Spock's father!)"
Actually I think they were putting together lists of other actors because they feared they wouldn't be able to make a season-2 deal with Nimoy, who wanted to renegotiate his contract early due to the huge popularity of Spock in season one. (See "Inside Star Trek: The Real Story" by Herb Solow & Robert Justman, really fantastic insider account of the making of TOS.)
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:55 AM
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Actually I think they were putting together lists of other actors because they feared they wouldn't be able to make a season-2 deal with Nimoy, who wanted to renegotiate his contract early due to the huge popularity of Spock in season one. (See "Inside Star Trek: The Real Story" by Herb Solow & Robert Justman, really fantastic insider account of the making of TOS.)
Hmmm....I should read that. Got my info from a GR autobigraphy, so it could be faulty.
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ST was very smart to use Spock as they did once he became popular. Amok Time opened the second season. The character became one of TV's most recognizable icons. Kudos to GR for not messing that up.
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