Wednesday, November 10, 2010
"Peace and long life!"
This bust of Mr. Spock was hand sculpted and painted with watercolor. At only 3 inches the facial features were especially a challenge, but I'm pleased with the results. Now for my Trekkie friends, some trivia!
Who was originally offered the role of Spock?
What actor from "Star Trek: The Original Series" lost his right middle finger during World War II?
Who was the first real astronaut to appear in any "Star Trek" episode?
Who was the first actor to play a member of all three of the major alien races in "Star Trek"?
What was Spock's mother's first name?
And a few Trek Facts you may not have known:
Leonard Nimoy created the hand gesture that Vulcans give when they say, "Live Long and Prosper." He is Jewish, and the spreading of the fingers resembles the hand gesture taken from the ceremony performed by the descendants of the priestly family during holiday prayer services.
Gene Roddenberry created the transporter as an easier (and cheaper) way of getting Enterprise crew members onto a planet's surface, rather than landing the ship on the planet.
The Vulcan Nerve Pinch was invented by Leonard Nimoy as a way for Spock to overpower opponents without having to resort to violence.
Though the Captain Kirk line of "Beam me up Scotty" is an often quoted Star Trek line Kirk never actually said that line at any point during any of the episodes.
Kr'trkkla, akarshif mene!