1979 Dec. 05
Introduction about the popularity of Star Trek. The host introduces Leonard Nimoy: .. and no character was or is more popular than Mr. Spock, played so impressively be Leonard Nimoy... You got 4,000 letters a week. What was the general thrust of those letters? Was it ‘I love you’ or did they ask you for something?
What kinds of mail did you get?
LN: Both. Most of the letters is that they want pictures. Some are asking questions like do the ears hurt? (laughing).
Q: Do they hurt?
LN: No, no!
Talking about the character...
LN: I want to tell you something: I wrote a book I am not Spock, but nobody believed me. How can I possibly be Spock when Spock was 13 years old he was studying logic on Vulcan and when Leonard Nimoy was 13 years old he was studying Bar Mitzvah? It’s two different people.
Q: Why does the character Spock has such a grip on viewers
? What is about that character that made him special?
LN: Brilliant acting. (laughing)
Q: Wasn’t there anything about his personality …
LN: Very dignified, wise, cool ..
Interviewer: That’s you.
LN: Yeah. (laughing)
Star Trek which opens Friday. You are the last principle character to come on board the Enterprise. We have that scene.
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