Ives, who declined to participate in the Star Trek themed adult film, says he is "no vulgar vulcan."

Spock Double Turns Down ‘Star Trek’ Porn Role: ‘I’m No Vulgar Vulcan’

A professional Spock lookalike has turned down a lucrative offer to engage in a Star Trek themed adult film, claiming that he is “no vulgar vulcan.”

Roy Ives, of Birmingham, England, nevertheless feels the time is right to re-ignite his lookalike career, which faded a decade ago after he was convicted of harassment, publicly referring to his neighbor as a “slut.” Prior to the allegations, he was “the toast of Star Trek conventions and commanded £500 an appearance,” according to The Mirror.

“The headlines really upset me,” Ives, 70, said of his decision to abandon the Star Trek lookalike business. “Spock In Court, Dispockable, The Vulgar Vulcan. I just thought ‘That’s it’. I never bothered to keep in touch with the lookalike agencies and moved elsewhere. Looking back, I should have capitalized on the coverage.”

A recent offer from a Swedish studio to appear in an x-rated film, The Vulgar Vulcan, was a step too far for the Spock impersonator, according to the Birmingham Mail. “I couldn’t do the film they offered. I couldn’t do something like that,” Ives admitted. “I’m a Catholic and quite religious. It’s not a direction I want to go in.” Despite his reticence to participate in the Star Trek porno, the offer sparked a desire in Ives to return to the career he gave up. After appearing at a charity event last August as Spock, he has signed on with the Susan Scott lookalike agency.

Ives says that his is only aware of two other Spock impersonators on the Star Trek circuit, but contends that he is a closer match to original actor Leonard Nimoy than either of them. “I have no competition,” Ives said. “Anyone can don a black wig, stick-on latex ears and pointy eyebrows, but I even sound like him.” Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original television show and seven of the Star Trek films, turned 84 earlier this year, as The Inquisitr reported.

Ives says that his resemblance to Nimoy’s portrayal of Mr. Spock is so uncanny, it was enough to impress one of the actor’s Star Trek co-stars. “I met George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu, at London’s Science Museum and he was stunned,” Ives relates. “He kept saying ‘You look amazing’ and took pictures of me.”

Ives has one confession to make, however: The Invaders is his favorite science fiction show. Despite his resemblance to Mr. Spock, Ives admits his isn’t a big fan of Star Trek.

[Image via Birmingham Mail]

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