Continuing to boldly go… as Star Trek month continues here on the Daily Sketch.
It’s me, the Kidd. I hope you have all been enjoying Star Trek month- I’ve enjoyed it. A couple of days ago I asked which Aliens from Star Trek I should doodled up for the month. Well I got my answer and here is the list- Klingons, Romulans, Orions, Gorns and the M-113 creature (or lovingly know to most as the Salt Monster). Aliens, fun times.
And speaking of aliens…
First Officers week continues with everybody’s favorite green blooded hobgoblin (thanks to Bones for that colorful description) Mr. Spock. He was originally depicted on the pilot episode as only the Science Officer under Captain Pike’s command. However, by the time Kirk took command of the Enterprise, Spock was promoted to First Officer. Half-human and half-vulcan Spock set the tone for all First Officers to come.
Trivia? Well certainly.
Spock did not originally have the logical manner which would become associated with the character, instead this was the trait of the character Number One in the pilot “The Cage”. However, Number One was dropped in developing the second pilot for the series “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. This episode presents a more fully formed Spock, with his trademark logic. Also, Leonard Nimoy was not Roddenberry’s first choice for Mr. Spock, it was actor DeForest Kelly (known to us all as Dr Leonard “Bones” McCoy). When Kelly turned down the part, it was offered to Nimoy. If he, Nimoy, had turned down the part Roddenberry was going to offer the role to Martin Landau
On the morrow with the last DS of the week,