Gene Roddenberry
Leonard Nimoy was the one actor I definitely had in mind—we had worked together previously. I was struck at the time with his high Slavic cheekbones and interesting face, and I said to myself, "If I ever do this science fiction thing, he would make a great alien. And with those cheekbones some sort of pointed ear might go well." To cast Mr. Spock I made a phone call to Leonard and he came in. That was it.

Leonard Nimoy (actor, "Mr. Spock")

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