Trekkies get Spock in a frock shock

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STAR Trek fans will be shocked to dis­cover the sci-fi show’s Spock char­ac­ter was orig­i­nally a WO­MAN.

Ac­tress Nichelle Ni­chols – who fa­mously played com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer Lt Uhura – says the pointy-eared Vul­can was cre­ated as a fe­male char­ac­ter.

When she au­di­tioned for the top space show back in the 1960s, Ni­chols was asked to play bof­fin Spock.

Nichelle, now 78, re­vealed: “I had a three-page script to read from that had three char­ac­ters.

“There was Bones, Cap­tain Kirk and some­one called Spock – they asked me to read for the role of Spock.

“And I found the Spock char­ac­ter to be very in­ter­est­ing.”

Star Trek’s cre­ator Gene Rod­den­berry first of­fered Spock to De­for­est Kel­ley – who turned it down to play Doc­tor Leonard “Bones” Mc­coy in­stead.

But in the end, Rod­den­berry asked Leonard Ni­moy ( above) to play the part, which he made one of the best-loved with Trekkies – the cult show’s fans.

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