Check out this, as Spock himself might say, "fascinating" clip on Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and how his character relates to masculinity. A hint? Here’s an excerpt from the NPR piece:
" ‘I think that’s one of the most interesting things about Spock,’ says Nimoy. "It’s not what you’re getting, but what you don’t get — what peeks out occasionally."
What peeks out occasionally are Spock’s emotions. One of the series’ favorite gambits was to have him lose his mind. Writers would put him under the influence of an urge to mate, or a flower spore, or a germ that eliminates defense mechanisms, as in an episode called "Naked Time."
"I’m in control of my emotions, in control of my emotions," Spock insisted in that episode.
Read (or listen) to the NPR piece on their web site.
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