Zachary Quinto: Not Very Handy as Spock

Zachary Quinto apparently really needed a hand while filming the new big-screen Star Trek remake.

The New York Post reports that the Heroes actor—who portrays legendary vulcan Spock in the film—required a lot of help, and a little adhesive, to do Spock’s famous “live long and prosper” hand gesture.

Quinto “couldn’t train his fingers” to perform the salute, says a source. At first, Star Trek director J.J. Abrams tried fixing Quinto’s fingers into formation with a couple of rubber bands. When even that didn’t work, an exasperated Abrams “glued Zachary’s fingers together during filming.”

Maybe that’s why Quinto took Winona Ryder to Star Trek’s Los Angeles premiere? After all, Ryder, too, has a reputation for sticky fingers.