Where did the inspiration for Vulcan personality/character originate? In particular the logic stuff - that really is a unique idea a world where the people have turned to logic as a basis of their society. Was it entirely Gene's idea or was it just the writters coming together particularly Samuel A. Peeples, writer of the second pilot?
I read somewhere that Majel Barrets character 'Number 1' from the original was transfered to Spock for the second pilot.
In the first pilot Spock was a smiling Vulcan by the second pilot his character was very recognisable and pretty developed.
Some ideas I've had off the top of my head were:
1) Gene worked for the Police and I remember watching the '50's Bogart movie 'In a Lonely Place' and the detective uses word logic over and over to solve the crime so I guess this is how Police reasoned back then maybe that was an influence.
2) Hornblower is highly logically minded in the novels so maybe that part of his character comes from there.
Is there any hard evidence as to how the Vulcan thing logic and all came about and was it the work of Gene alone?