How Spock Became a Sex Symbol

Nimoy was handsome, but not in a way that Hollywood in 1966 recognized.

The best looking Vulcan on Vulcan.

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When "Star Trek" debuted in 1966, showing a beautiful black woman and a dashing Asian man as bridge officers was an idealistic political statement. Turning someone who looked like Leonard Nimoy into a sex symbol, however, was entirely unintentional.

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