My Weekly Spock – Halloween Edition; Spock goes Trick or Treating.

Since Halloween is this Thursday, I wanted to give all my Scrappers a treat!   It’s always so nice to see Spock out of uniform, :-P, so I thought it would be fun to recall all the times Mr. Spock had to conceal his…non-conformity. Nimoy must have been the costumer William Ware Theiss’ dream, with a tall slender but muscled physique that made him the perfect clothes horse!  Of course, if Spock came trick or treating, I’d give him the whole bowl of candy…then lock him inside for the night!  Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Here’s my 10 favorite Spock Costumes.sog (All collages by me, click on the thumbnails for more detail).

10)  I Wanna be a Cowboy–Not a full costume, but man, he’s totally working the  gun-belt!  (From Spectre of the Gun)


9) Off-Duty — We never see when or where Spock changed into this green utilitarian jumpsuit (and lace-up army boots) but I have no doubt that Leila gave him a good excuse to tear out of his duty blues!

bac8)   The Slave – A simple look from Bread and Circuses.  Spock wears  grey trousers and nicely fills out the chain link sweatshirt of the  other ‘Sun Worshipers’ of the 20th century Romans, but conceals his points under a sleek knit cap. Extra points for bare biceps.

CEF collage7) Depression Laborer – Another knit cap, and they were sure lucky to find perfectly fitting ‘Mom’ jeans and shirts in Edith Keeler’s world! Extra points for the  green pea coat.  There’s got to be a gif of Spock tucking in his shirt somewhere! (The City On the Edge of Forever)

ROA coll6) Just another Archon – (Return of the Archons) Spock always cut a dashing figure in a cape, and this is my favorite! The draped cowl perfectly frames his angular features.   The sleekness continues with the sharp cut of his trouser and vest combo.

EOM collage5) A Dealer of Kevas and Trillium: (Errand of Mercy) Another cape, but none of the natives had any problem with his ears here (perhaps because they were really just blobs of energy to begin with!)  Bonus points for the lovely dark blue velvet, long skinny legs in tights, and for being a precursor to the 1980’s in furry dancer leggings!

pscoll4) A Platonian Serenader(Plato’s Stepchildren) Could you imagine how Spock would have reacted as he was forced to wear this green toga? (Most illogical!)  Spock’s gown was a lot more dignified than Kirks, and the lovely deep green set off his dark hair.

POF Col3) Nazi His Style — Spock got to wear two different Nazi uniforms in Patterns of Force, and although it’s true that the Nazi’s (here as Ekosians) were pure evil, they did have very sharp, beautifully tailored uniforms. (aside from Hitler’s name on the armband) Of course, Spock fans prefer when Spock isn’t wearing the top of uniform at all!–a whole 20 minutes of the episode.

MM2) A Pirate’s Life for Him— Now granted, this is the Spock from the alternate Universe,(Mirror,Mirror) but damn!  Alternate Spock’s uniform was given even more elegant detail than Kirk’s golden  vest;  The tunic was a shiny blue single-breasted jacket, piped in gold with gold sash, and the cravat at the neck accented his magnificent goatee (Swoon!), giving the look an almost gi quality. Wish we could have seen a sequel  episode with this Spock.  Note the boots also are practically thigh-high, making the look even more sinister.

apota1) A Piece of That Action – Spock goes gangster, and the crowd raves — fortunately Kirk and Spock yet again are able to steal perfectly fitting suits (and shoes) from the natives on Sigma Iotia II!   His pointy ears aren’t well disguised, but who cares?  He’s dressed to kill! (Gotta say, Bill and Leonard look so beautiful in this episode, I could die!–I’d go crazy if  these suits were still around and went up for auction!) (A Piece of the Action)

8 thoughts on “My Weekly Spock – Halloween Edition; Spock goes Trick or Treating.

  1. Hee! What a cute idea for an entry!

    You’re right that Spock looks STUNNING in that cowl in “Return of the Archons.” And in spite of the horribleness that was Nazism, he looks great in the navy blue Nazi uniform in “Patterns of Force.” I’m not as fond of the way he looks in the suit in “A Piece of the Action” as you are, since I think brown is really not Spock’s color. I’d like to see him in a similar suit in black or dark blue, though.

    Thank heavens they put him in Science blue and not Command gold, since he looks much worse in gold in “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

    (I tried to leave you a comment the day you posted this entry, but I included a link to a picture of Spock that I wanted to show you, and I guess links put me on the automatic-deletion, must-be-spam list. NOPE! It was just another picture of Spock. 😉 )

  2. I agree with Corylea – the gangster suits don’t do it for me as much as others. My favourite is the Errand of Mercy outfit. The cowl neck, the legs and the blue velvet – it doesn’t get better! Tucking the shirt in in City was interesting too:-) I wrote a bit in a story that sort of explained the change of clothes in This Side Of Paradise: Oh yes, and you’re right; it’s such a happy coincidence that two men with such completely different body types should always find the exact fits!

    • I admit that brown wasn’t the best color for Spock, but the fit was so immaculate!
      I’ll check your link when I have a minute!
      Spock’s costumes were always more along the elegant cut, while Kirks were aiming for macho (his toga in Plato’s was too much!)

  3. “…and although it’s true that the Nazi’s (here as Ekosians) were pure evil…”

    Why do you have to say dumb stuff like this? You don’t always have to put in parenthesis that the “nazi’s were bad” when you compliment something about them. It is insulting to the intelligence of your readers, as if we are a bunch of halfwits that will accuse you of hating Jews because you said you like the German uniforms. Besides, the “nazi’s” weren’t “pure evil”. That’s a pretty massive oversimplification of a staggeringly complex historical event and shows you have never really dedicated much of your time to reading books about WW2. Movies, blogs, magazines and video games are not a good source for accurate WW2 information. The same goes for the commenter Corylea: Leave out the ” And in spite of the horribleness that was Nazism…” next time. You are not posting for pre-schoolers here.

  4. Nyala, I am well aware of the history of WWII, (my father was a US Army veteran). I know my readers are well-versed in history, and I had no intention of insulting anyone’s intelligence. I’m sorry it upset you.

  5. Just found your wonderful site, and it brought back fond memories of the raging crush I had on Mr. Spock when I was a teenager. Yes, his outfit in “Archons” just dazzled me – his angular, beautiful and somewhat Saturnine face and the smart clothes contrasted deliciously. The Nazi uniforms were stunning on him, but with his build and looks, just about everything was. I know we all fell in love with the goateed Spock too. Thank you for these great memories.

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