Over the years, we've all read more than a few times that Martin Landau was originally considered for Spock, usually by Landau himself (and in some of the less reliable reference books), who usually says he turned it down because "I can't play unemotional." But according to DC Fontana, and backed up by Herb Solow in his and Bob Justman's "The Real Story" book, Gene Roddenberry never wanted anyone but Nimoy from the start, remembering him from Gene's own The Lieutenant series. Laudau's name never even comes up. When Nimoy was having his salary fight in the 2nd year, Landau was already starring in Mission: Impossible, so that's not it either. By the way Landau wouldn't even commit to a long term contract to that series, he signed up year by year, so why would he have taken the Spock role anyway? He never mentions that part. So what the real scoop? Personally, I side with with Fontana and Solow. I smell bullshit, honestly, some stuff dreamed up to further connect the actors and their series since Nimoy replaced Landau on M:I once Trek ended. And the fact that both men were (are?) friends and both shows were Desilu produced and started at the same time.