1x08 - Miri
Everybody needs a curious Spock on their blog (and look! It’s transparent too!)
“I’ll never really understand why I was chosen to play Mr. Spock. In a metaphysical sense, there seemed to be a sort of inevitability involved…. When I was called to meet Gene Roddenberry, I assumed I was to be auditioned. I didn’t quite know how to react when I discovered that I was being ‘sold’ on the role.”
- Leonard Nimoy
It was silent in the makeup room as slowly, methodically, the burn makeup was applied to my face - or rather to Spock’s. What did the Vulcan think about what was about to happen? I’m sure he felt that sacrifice was simply the only logical course open to him - but Leonard Nimoy felt very differently. I watched the transformation in the mirror with a sense of impending doom, even grief at what was about to happen. I’d spent a great deal of respect, admiration - and yes, even fondness-for him.
And now I was condemning him to die.
By the time I headed back to set, I was an emotional wreck, in deep pain and the deference everyone displayed toward me only added to my inner turmoil. The hushed stage crew parted in waves as I came walking through, and Bill, De and Jimmy were somber; for once, Bill wasn’t in a joking mood."