Zachary Quinto Discovers Star Trek Link To Great-Grandfather From 1899; Quite Shocking

Zachary Quinto Discovers Star Trek Link To Great-Grandfather. Zachary Quinto, the actor, was quite stunned to know about the Trekkie connect of his maternal great-grandfather on the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ season finale. 

Zachary Quinto Discovers Star Trek Link To Great-Grandfather
Zachary Quinto Discovers Star Trek Link To Great-Grandfather

Zachary Quinto Discovers Star Trek Link To Great-Grandfather

None of the Quinto-man had made the bold move which Quinto made on Sunday. He went on to a journey for discovering the ancestral history he has. He beforehand knew that McArdle, his maternal great-grandfather, did hold some political position as Pittsburgh’s P.J. McArdle Roadway has been named after him. Apart from that, he had no more information.

It was during ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ season finale that it was leaned by Quinto about McArdle, who was one of the corresponding members of “Official Organ of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers,” writing letters in the journal, every month. It was in one of the letters that the message was finished by McArdle by saying, “May it live long and prosper.”

My Great-Grandfather said this, ‘Live Long and Prosper”.?

Quinto received his first recognition through his role in ‘Heroes’, a science-fiction drama with the name Sylar. However, he is well-known for the role of Spock in the Star Trek revival movies that were produced by J.J. Abrams.

All the Trekkies are well-aware of the iconic phrase of Spock, “Live Long and Prosper”. It is also a greeting used by Vulcans. So, one can just imagine of how much Quinto was surprised reading the iconic phrase, which was written before a century by the end of his maternal great-grandfather. 

Reading the phrase, Quinto exclaimed, “Whoa, what?” He added, “That’s crazy! That’s insane!” 

Well, this wasn’t too illogical for the phrase to be used in 1899. However, it was explained by the Edward S. Slavishak, a historian, “That line was a famous line from a stage play of Rip Van Winkle. So P.J. likely either saw the stage play or, even more likely, it was something he heard from his fellow workers. This was as close as you get as a catchphrase.”

Even after hearing it, Quinto was very shocked. He shared, “Wow, that is mind-blowing to me. But the fact that, I mean, 112 years before I would get the role of Spock, my great-grandfather put that phrase in a letter. What are the chances of that? Amazing. Wow, okay.”

Final Words

Well, family history can bring in a lot of information. If you are on the run for it, who knows what you might find out, just like Quinto did. Do not step back once thought to get a bit of history, this is all we suggest.

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