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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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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

In Star Trek (2009) we see a scene from Spock's childhood where he is regularly being bullied by some Vulcan children, in order to elicit an emotional response from him (see below video). ...
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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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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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When Did Vulcans Change from No Emotions to Buried Emotions?

I grew up on the original Star Trek (I'm so old I even remember seeing it during the original airing a time or two), so there was a long time where all I had was the original series, then the animated ...
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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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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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Pon Farr in the Kelvin timeline

In the original series episode "Amok Time", Spock describes the 7-year Vulcan mating cycle: We are driven by forces we cannot control to return home and take a wife or die. He cites ...
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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 weren't Vulcans more dominant in Starfleet?

Despite the longevity of Vulcans, they seem to progress through Starfleet ranks at a similar rate to that of humans. With a later onset of senescence, one could expect Vulcan officers to remain on ...
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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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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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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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If Vulcans are telepathic, why don't they use it more for communication?

Vulcans are said to be natural telepaths. But they continue to communicate with each other through speech, even when telepathy would give them a tactical advantage in many situations. It is also said ...
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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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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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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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Do Romulans experience a pon farr every seven years?

Every seven years Vulcans experience the pon farr. They must mate or risk death. Romulan and Vulcans share common ancestry. Did the Vulcans evolve the pon farr after the Romulans left Vulcan? Did ...
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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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Are there any Vulcan ships?

This Star Trek question popped up in chat today. Setting aside Enterprise, do we ever see in a Star Trek show or movie a Vulcan designed and built ship that was built after the Federation was ...
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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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Why doesn't anyone mention the obvious about the Vulcan temple?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, Vulcans repeatedly give Archer grief for the destruction of their prized and ancient temple thing at P'Jem, and no one ever says the obvious thing that shuts down that stupid ...
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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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Why are Vulcan lips Human-reddish instead of green?

We know that Vulcan blood is copper based instead of iron as in Humans, making it appear green instead of red. This is shown when bruised or bleeding as well as in Bones' insults to Spock. The lips ...
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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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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

I spotted the following interview quoting from TV Zone magazine with Tim Russ talking about what it means to be "the black Vulcan". Tim Russ knows the reality of his place in Star Trek: ...
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What is the origin of elves (and fairies and Vulcans) having pointy ears?

Related: Do Tolkien's elves have pointy ears? and Why do Vulcans have pointed ears? I doubt Tolkien is the origin. How far back in literature or mythology does it go?
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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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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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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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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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When Did Vulcan Naming Convention Change?

In Star Trek, originally, there was a rule about Vulcan names. Male Vulcan names were 5 letters (in English, not Vulcan) and started with an "S" and ended with a "K" (like Spock, Sarek, or Surak). ...
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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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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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How vegan is the Vulcan diet?

Vulcans are widely known to be vegetarians--I think simply out of a respect for all life forms. However, they can still eat meat and do so when no other nourishment is available, such as after a crash ...
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Why didn't the Vulcans play any active role in any series other than Enterprise?

Vulcans were the first alien species to contact Humans, but after Enterprise, they have not been shown in higher positions among the Federation or in serials other than Commander Tuvok (as far as I ...
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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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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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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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Did Ki Mendrossen from "Sarek" study the teachings of Surak?

In the TNG episode "Sarek", Ambassador Sarek arrives on the Enterprise-D with a small entourage that includes a Terran male named Ki Mendrossen, who introduces himself to Picard and Riker as Sarek's ...
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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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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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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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Are Vulcans really incapable of telling a lie?

There were various episodes where Vulcans did lie. For example, Spock did lie in episode The Menagerie and Vulcans from Enterprise series were often deceitful, like in The Andorian Incident. Now, ...
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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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How are Vulcans and Romulans different from each other?

I know that Vulcans and Romulan come from the same parent race. But beyond that, how did they branch off? For how long they have been apart? Are they more different than human and chimps? Can they ...