The Vulcan Salute is something that even non-Trekkies know about. It’s when you point your palm outward with your fingers splayed out. Your pinkie and ring finger should be together, your index and pointer finger should be together, and your thumb extended. The gesture is often followed with the expression Live long and prosper. Gene Roddenberry might have come up with the idea, but Leonard Nimoy is the one who brought it to life. He came up with the iconic salute, basing it on ancient Jewish symbolism. It feels universal because it is rooted in history. He just modernized it and made it cool.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young