Interesting idea. What happened to Spock's ears in 1973 I wonder? That would create an interesting back story I think.
I remember that in an episode when they had to beam to earth circa 1930 or 1945 or whatever Kirk was forced to fabricate some story to explain away the ears. And poor ol' Spock was forced to wear a toque for most of the episode. As I recall he told people that Spock was Chinese and had fallen into a rice harvester or something along those lines.
Everything in the pilot looked legit except the excerpts of the other crew members. Those looked like they were taken directly from Star Trek the motion picture in 1979. In 1973 I don't think De Forrest Kelley or James Doohan actually looked that old.
That wasn't a real pilot? I know a man who would beg to differ with you MR. MARC . .. or shall I say PUNK!!!
1970s . . . yes Spock would just grow his hair over his ears. Totally makes sense. That way no one would ever suspect he was an alien. But then, what if he got shot while doing his crime fighting eh? Green blood? How would they explain that one away?