Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy was offered plastic surgery to make his ears permanently pointed for his character of MR SPOCK.

The 74-year-old actor became bored with having to use fake ears for the cult sci-fi series, and producer Gene Roddenberry immediately suggested a more lasting solution, even though the cosmetic work would limit Nimoy's future prospects.

Nimoy recalls, "Gene said, 'If you're not happy, we'll get you an ear job.' But I kept the last pair I wore."

12/05/2005 13:52