Interviewer: "There's a great deal of writing in the Star Trek movement which compares the relationship between Alexander and Hephaistion to the relationship between Kirk and Spock - focusing on the closeness of the friendship, the feeling that they would die for one another..."
Gene Roddenberry: "Yes, there's certainly some of that - certainly with love overtones. Deep love. The only difference being, the Greek ideal... we never suggested in the series... physical love between the two. But we certainly had the feeling that the affection was sufficient for that, if that were the particular style of the 23rd century."
[From: "Shatner: Where No Man...: The Authorized Biography of William Shatner" (Chapter 7 - Page 145, 147-8), published in 1979]
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