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Vulcan usually refers to a humanoid race in Star Trek (or to their home planet of the same name). Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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Why do the Vulcans seem to despise humans so much in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

I've just finished season 1 of Star Trek: Enterprise (I'm half-way through the cliffhanger season finale/premiere). Unless I missed something in the early episodes, I've yet to figure out why it is ...
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Why couldn't Tuvok be cured by the holodeck?

Near the end of Voyager, Tuvok required fal-tor-voh to heal his mind. This requires which the crew considered unavailable. Why was this considered impossible? Why can the holodeck not solve this?
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Vulcan Nerve/Shoulder Pinch part of a larger system of martial arts that apparently use "psychic" abilities?

The nerve pinch has been seen multiple times. Although Spock spoke once of trying to teach Kirk the technique, I wonder if there is some aspect that means an untrained human can't do it or even a ...
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Is 'Vulcanian' a disparaging term?

The typical term for an inhabitant of Vulcan is "Vulcan" - but occasionally the term 'Vulcanian' is used (most notably by Harry Mudd in Mudd's Women). Is this term considered (in-universe) ...
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Why didn't Dr. M'Benga operate on "Spock's Brain"?

Dr. Joseph M'Benga was a Starfleet doctor who performed his medical internship on Vulcan. This question asks why he didn't operate on the Vulcan Sarek in "Journey to Babel". The answer to ...
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How did Romulans and Vulcans split 1600 years before developing warp drive?

This answer to a question about Vulcans' development of warp drive in what for humans was the mid-20th century, and this answer about the split between Romulans and Vulcans in the 4th century CE has ...
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Is it easier for Spock to be logical?

By nature, Vulcans are more emotional than humans: Contrary to stereotype, Vulcans possess strong emotions. They use meditation as a way to suppress those emotions. For instance, emotions like ...
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How often have Vulcans appeared on comedy television shows as themselves?

In the skit "Mrs. Invisible Man" Carol Burnett's character laments: With my luck it had to look like it's father. She receives a delivery from the pharmacy of a drug that may render the ...
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Can a Vulcan trick another Vulcan into thinking they cured their pon farr?

From Star Trek ENT: In a Mirror Darkly: T'POL: I lured you away from Engineering with the promise of a sexual encounter. [T'Pol's quarters - memory] T'POL: My mind to your mind. T'POL [OC]: Once we ...
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Can a Vulcan cure their pon farr by mating with someone of the same gender?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Bounty", we hear the following exchange between T'Pol and Phlox: PHLOX: You know what's wrong with you? T'POL: It's not something we discuss with ...
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Did Gene Roddenberry ever react to 'Vulcans are Space Elves'?

According to this answer, Gene Roddenberry wanted the Vulcans to look "satanic": From a behind the scenes perspective, prosthetic ears were easy to do, but also, Gene Roddenberry wanted a ...
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Why do Star Trek Vulcans have art and music?

Vulcans adhere to foundations of logic. Music and art seem like emotionally driven creations.
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How long is the year of the planet Vulcan in Star Trek?

Does anyone know any other information about the length of the Vulcan year in various Star Trek productions? I have a problem with the length of the Vulcan year, so any additional data related to it ...
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How old was Spock in Star Trek while he was serving on the Enterprise?

It's known that Vulcans live much longer than humans, on top of their other physical gifts. Most of the officers on the Star Ship Enterprise were likely in their late 20s to early 30s. That didn't ...
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Vulcans (Star Trek, preferably original)- Can they have eye colors such as blue or green?

Reference for a story- wondering about certain characteristics. Is there any physical characteristic that would be considered a stigma in Vulcan society also?
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Vulcan Mind Melds and Bonding

I'm sorry if this has been asked before; I have tried to look for the answer. As a result of watching the Enterprise episode, Stigma, I am wondering how Vulcans bonded without mind melding. By bonding ...
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Has there ever been a Vulcan/Klingon hybrid? [duplicate]

It's been confirmed in official Star Trek canon that various races across the Federation can copulate together. These include, to name a few, Earth and non-terrestrial humans, Khardasians, Trill hosts,...
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Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems and Vulcan Logic: how do they cope with it? [closed]

According to Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems, it is not possible to find an answer to any question using a formal system based on axioms. The theorems state that: First Incompleteness Theorem: Any ...
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Do Vulcans feel cold on Earth?

The planet Vulcan has on average hotter climate than Earth and there's that saying of "hot like Vulcan". Yet we see Vulcans wearing long thick robes on their home world. So when they come to somewhere ...
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Do Vulcans blush green?

I have seen a lot of Star Trek fanart that shows Spock blushing with his cheeks flushed green. I'm aware that his half-Vulcan biology gives him copper-based, green tinted blood, so the coloring makes ...
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What is the deal with Commodore Oh's name?

In Star Trek: Picard episode 2, "Maps and Legends", we met Commodore Oh who appears to be very high in (the head of?) Starfleet Security or Section 31. Objects on her desk and her position indicate ...
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Vulcan Anatomy (Heart)

In the Star Trek episode "Court Martial", when McCoy used the white sound device on Spock, why did he use it on his chest? Isn't the Vulcan’s heart located in the area of where the human liver would ...
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How accurately can Vulcans predict when pon farr will happen?

Pon farr is the Vulcans’ drive to mate every seven years, traditionally resolved by returning to Vulcan and their mate. How accurately can they predict when it will happen? Do they just know “sometime ...
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Do Vulcans have any colonies outside of their home system?

Have the Vulcans established any colonies outside of their home system, as the humans and other Federation species have? If yes, what are they? If no, why not? This is especially relevant for the ...
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Do Vulcans Have Last Names?

Do Vulcans have last names? I don't recall Spock or his father Sarek having a last name and I was wondering if Vulcans have last names.
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What does “Buhfik t' kunli tor du!” mean in Vulcan?

A user posted this comment. At the end of it, the comment reads: Buhfik t' kunli tor du! What does this mean? Rand al’Thor says it’s in Vulcan, but their translation seems uncertain.
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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

The idea that Spock was the first Vulcan in Starfleet seems to be a bit of common cultural knowledge with little or no foundation. The StarTrek.com biography states; Because the young Vulcan chose ...
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Is Spock much younger than Captain Pike in Star Trek Discovery?

In Season 2, Episode 8 'If Memory Serves' of Star Trek: Discovery, Spock and Burnham visit Talos IV In the beginning of the episode, a flash back to the unaired episode of the original series is ...
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Would the Vulcan nerve pinch work on a Borg drone?

If the Borg were to attack the planet Vulcan, could Vulcans incapacitate Borg drones using the Vulcan nerve pinch?
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Why is mind meld hard for T'pol in Star Trek: Enterprise?

In the episode "Fusion", when Tolaris does the mind meld with T'pol, she resists, then submits. But, the emotions seem overwhelming. Memory-alpha says Another side-effect was the transfer ...
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What is the in-universe origin of the Vulcan salute (within Vulcan culture)?

In Star Trek lore, the Vulcans are a logical, passive race with telepathic abilities. Because of this, they generally refrain from physical contact with strangers. The famous "Vulcan Salute" is a ...
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How do Vulcans handle pon farr in marriage? [duplicate]

We know that Vulcans are non emotional most of the time and consider any expression of passion unacceptable. Except from when they experience pon farr every seven years - which apparently the way for ...
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Why did the Vulcans feel only Nixon could go to China?

In Star Trek VI, we have this odd (but amusing) quote "There's an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China." Why did the Vulcans have this proverb?
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Is there a reliable way to differentiate between a Vulcan and a Romulan? [duplicate]

In the universe of Star Trek, Vulcans and Romulans were one species as late as the fourth century CE, about two thousand years prior to the TNG era. Is there a reliable or standard way to tell the ...
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Does T'Pau start the 'Vulcanism' presented in TOS?

Does T'Pau mark the beginning of that kind of Vulcan culture and self-concept that will later be embodied by Spock? Her rise to power is accompanied by a clear break in how Vulcans perceive themselves;...
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Why does Spock waste time explaining to Uhura why he is beaming down?

This question contains movie plot spoilers. So in the film Star Trek (2009), Spock wastes about 10 precious seconds explaining to Uhura why he needs to beam down. As Captain though, he shouldn't ...
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How to protect yourself from a Vulcan nerve pinch?

Is there any way for a human to protect themself from the dreaded Vulcan nerve pinch? Apparently the only humans to remain conscious through a Vulcan nerve pinch are those who have been genetically ...
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Help translating this FH Bradley quote from English to Vulcan

I'm confused at how to get the proper phrasing in Vulcan because the English grammar seems self-referencing for me to get the order right. the quote by FH Bradley is: The one self-knowledge worth ...
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Why is the cut on young Spock's lip red and not green if Vulcans have green blood?

In Star Trek (2009), little Spock gets into a fight with three other Vulcans. After the scene he is shown talking with his dad. Spock has a bruise/scab/cut whatever on his lip but it is red. Why isn't ...
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Is Sybok a Romulan?

Mr. Spock's half-brother Sybok is emotional and basically crazy. He doesn't follow the Vulcan's way of logic so does that mean he's a Romulan?
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At what age does Pon Farr start?

On the episode "Amok Time" Spock explains the Pon Farr happens every seven years. Does that mean they "Pon Farr" when they're seven and fourteen!?
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Why was Vulcan shown with moons in Lethe?

In Star Trek: Discovery S01E06 Lethe we see a scene in Vulcan. (We're assuming this is the Prime not the Kelvin timeline). Vulcan is shown with moons - despite not having any. Indeed - the ...
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How do Vulcans make decisions?

Vulcans are logical to a fault. But I have been watching the latest iteration of Star Trek and I keep wondering how Vulcans make decisions given that decisions are based on, at base, a preference. ...
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Koon-ut-kal-if-fee at odds with Vulcan pacifist philosophy

Is this a canon inconsistency? In the TOS episode "Amok Time", a slice of Vulcan culture is revealed to us in the form of a ritual combat to the death. However, Vulcans are typically portrayed as ...
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What information do we have about Spock's childhood pet?

In an episode of Star Trek TOS, Spock mentioned a childhood pet. I think it was Dr. McCoy who teased him about his having a kitty-cat. The animal Spock described was definitely not a kitty-cat -- it ...
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How are these words written in traditional Vulcan calligraphy?

How the words adun'a (wife) & adun (husband) or Telik (married) written in traditional Vulcan calligraphy? We want to get tattoos of them but I cannot find anything to help me other than straight ...
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Did any vulcans ever appear in TNG other than Spock and Sarek? [duplicate]

The question is pretty straightforward: The only Vulcans I ever saw on TNG were Spock and Sarek. Did any other Vulcans make any appearances? I know there was an effort to avoid Vulcan stories, but ...
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How Green are Vulcans? [duplicate]

I have read that the creators of TOS originally wanted to give Spock red skin but the red makeup they used looked bad in black and white TV. And they they considered green makeup for Spock. So did ...
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Has there ever been a bald-headed Vulcan character in Star Trek?

I can't think of one, nor can I find an example online. Thank you.
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Does a Vulcan, in a mind-meld, feel the emotions of the entity with whom he is melding?

My question is prompted by a question on English Language and Usage: Is there a word for cold empathy?. The kernel of the question is: I am looking for a word that means "understanding BUT NOT ...
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