Star Trek Fans Asked to Stop “Spocking” Bills
Representatives of the National Bank of Canada requested that “Star Trek” fans to stop inking a character from the TV series on dollars bills. The five dollars bill shows a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime-minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurir, who resembles actor Leonard Nimoy who played Mr. Spock in the show. After Nimoy’s death on February 27th, fans started to ink eyebrows and a signature haircut on the portrait of prime-minister Laurir to make him look like Mr. Spock.
The National Bank of Canada states that it is not illegal to write or make other markings on bank notes, but by doing so “Star Trek” fans reduce bank notes lifespan, reported the Toronto Sun.
SO #SpockingFives in #Canada IS NOT illegal! #LiveLongAndProsper #Canadians! pic.twitter.com/PrL6G2vbFf
— Ryan Siskow (@ryansiskow) March 2, 2015