An intelligent animal, say, a dog, chimp, or dolphin. Could Spock meld with such creatures? What about tribbles? Humanoid beings with seemingly small amounts of intelligence, such as the Taurean creatures ("Galileo Seven"), or the Mugato?

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    Spock mind-melded with whales, but in the Star Trek world they're sentient. – Wikis Aug 21 '14 at 7:24
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    He melded with Shatner, so yes. – James Sheridan Aug 21 '14 at 10:44
  • @JamesSheridan - Wait... does Shatner exist in Star Trek universe? (Shatner, not Kirk) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Aug 21 '14 at 21:49

There are definitely some examples where he mind melds with non-humanoid aliens or other beings.

One example I immediately remembered from TOS would be the episode The Changeling, where he's trying to mind-meld with the rogue probe Nomad. It obviously works.

I think there are also a few examples during Voyager, where Tuvok mind melds with sentient but non-humanoid creates in a few cases, but I can't pin any example down right now.

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    youtube.com/watch?v=CPztpGBrfD8 – Valorum Aug 21 '14 at 7:16
  • @Richard Ah, right, how could I forget that one. :) – Mario Aug 21 '14 at 7:40
  • Nomad is clearly an intelligent being. The question asks if Spock can meld with an animal or dumb humanoid, neither of which Nomad is. Also, I don't see the reason why this question is considered "too broad." I thought I explained it pretty well. – user30592 Aug 21 '14 at 14:33
  • Another one en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_the_Dark – Jaydee Aug 21 '14 at 15:22
  • Why do you consider all animals as "dumb"? You haven't seen our dog. ;) – Mario Aug 21 '14 at 19:20