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Was Spock Originally A Woman?!?!?!

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spock was originally a woman

Wow! We would have NEVER guessed that!

During Science Channel's recent Trek Nation special, Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols/Lt Uhura revealed that Spock was ORIGINALLY supposed to be a woman!

Here's what she had to say about it:

"They gave me a three-page script to read from that had three characters named. There was Bones, Kirk and someone called Spock and they asked me to read for the role of Spock."

"I said to myself, 'I'll take any one of these roles,' but I found the Spock character to be very interesting."

Maybe when they reboot Star Trek once again in fifteen years or so, they can give female Spock another try! Suri Cruise should be old enough for the role at that point, right? LOLz!

Do U think a female Spock is a good idea???

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5 comments to “Was Spock Originally A Woman?!?!?!”

  1. 1

    Roddenberry's snugglebun was supposed to be Spock [watch the original pilot which was recycled as a two-part show with Jeffrey Hunter as the Kirk character; Majel Barrett played '#1' very Spock-like].
    The NBC suits didn't like a woman in such a powerful position, Majel got demoted to Nurse Chapel, and like women in the space program in the 60's and 70's, the rest is history.

  2. 2

    Curiously fascinating.

  3. 3

    No, Spock wasn't originally a woman. He was always a man, and appeared in the 1964 pilot episode - a year before before Nichelle was cast. She read the Spock part simply because they didn't have any other part yet for her to read. Spock had already appeared as a character in the 1964 pilot (with Captian Pike as Captain) - 2 years before the Shatner series started. Rodenberry's wife played "Number 1" in the pilot, and behaved much like Spock did in the series. In the 1964 pilot, Spock smiled, showed feelings, and was less serious.

  4. 4

    Old,Old news to Trekkies

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    They've featured a few females as Vulcans since, i.e. T'Pol, Zircona.