I don't think that most people who know me would believe that I am a die-hard fan of the original Star Trek. Isn't it amazing that a show that only broadcast for three years would have such a profound influence on our culture 50 years later?
My favorite character was Leonard Nimoy as the unflappable Mr. Spock. I think I appreciated him so much because he always had control over his emotions. I'm not always so good at that.
The Vulcan salute of "Live Long and Prosper" was Leonard Nimoy's idea. He first saw it as a little boy in an Orthodox Jewish setting, as he saw watched Rabbis raising their hands over the congregation in blessing using that familiar gesture.
He talks about this here:
Live Long and Prosper