Nearly half a century after it was devised, the Vulcan salute endures (Photo: Getty/Inset: Everett)When Spock started exploring the final frontier that is space with the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in 1966, his pointy ears and eyebrows signified he was another species. But a year passed on "Star Trek" before we got to see him in his element on his home planet of Vulcan, throwing up that famed hand gesture.
The Vulcan salute was Spock actor Leonard Nimoy's idea and Nimoy's idea alone. The well-known gesture first appeared in the second-season premiere episode of "Star Trek" titled "Amok Time."Read More »from 'Star Trek' Secrets Revealed! The Story Behind Spock's Vulcan Salute