This is an entry of one of my first concept of what an alien was like when I first began my adventure in science fiction when I was a child.
Star Trek, which was an original series, was one of my first science fiction shows that I used to watch as a kid. I do remember Granddaddy watching it when it had aired in syndication channels after it was cancelled in the third season by NBC.
There is one character that I have become fascinated with is Spock who was played by Leonard Nimoy. What has fascinated me about him was that he has an unusual hair style and I later noticed his ears. His ears has drawn my attention because they are different.
When I was a kid, I did not know that there is such a thing called an alien, and here is Spock who is alien-like due to his ears and greenish tint of his skin since his blood was green. Even his eyebrows have caught my attention. So that was my first idea of what an alien is and it was the beginning of when I became fascinated by other aliens that are vastly different from us. Some are humanoids while others are completely different such as an insectoids.
Anyway; that was one of my first interest in aliens. It was also my first concept of an alien.
Spock was one of many famous characters of Star Trek due to his appearance as an alien. He’s actually half-Human and half-Vulcan.
He has often greeted individuals with “Live Long and Prosper” with the right hand palm facing out with the two sets of digits split as a “V”, This hand gesture was derived from the Aaronic Benediction when the Jewish rabb speaks the blessing before the congregation leaves the synagogue.
Spock endeavors to keep his emotions under strict control of his Vulcan teachings and his culture and life is based mostly on logic. So his Vulcan and Human halves are often as conflict with each other and the Vulcan logic has often won out.
Spock’s father was Vulcan named Sarak and his mother was human named Amanda Greyson.
Spock doesn’t use weapons when he is in any scuffle with any adversary and he disables an adversary by reaching his hand over the shoulder and press the nerve points in the shoulder with his fingers and thumb. Most of the time, he does this from behind the an opponent.
Vulcans are telepathic and Spock usually connect his mind with another participant by the means of the mind-meld by placing the fingers on nerve points of a participant’s face, sometimes an unwilling individual was involved. To mind-meld with someone, Spock would explore the person’s memories for information or clues. There are times that Spock used the wall or a rock-face to meld with another individual who is on the other side of the wall or cave-wall.
Spock is very much a close friend of James T. Kirk, a captain of a star ship, Enterprise. Kirk usually confide in him to gain his views on the situation at hand before he makes a command decision.
Dr. Leonard McCoy has often try to bring out the human side of Spock with mixed results.
I like Spock because he has given me an idea of what an alien might be like and to be able to use my imagination whenever I fantasized about an alien as the years go by. If it wasn’t for Spock, I would have no idea of what an alien might like and how it might act. It could have been another actor or actress who would play an alien and I might have gotten the similar concept with similar fascination.
Well, I think this about it for now from this Borg drone, 7 of 77. We will return with another entry at a later time. So…be efficient.