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What's the story behind the Spock helmet?

Where did it come from? The spiders that live in the brain of Azrak-Hamway Incorporated. StarTrek.com has a hilarious article talking about some of the insane licensed toys produced by AHI and Remco ...
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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

There isn't one, but there doesn't need to be. Vulcans as a culture may have adopted Surak's teachings of emotional control, but it's still something that has to be learned. This was demonstrated in ...
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Why couldn't Scotty beam Spock out of the radiation chamber in Wrath of Khan?

I believe Sir, he's dead already. covers it. Once Captain Spock had finished with the repairs, nothing could be done to save him. Had Spock wanted to, he could have come back out of the chamber ...
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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

My suggestion from the comments above was simply that they were conducting an experiment on him. There was no malicious motivation for their behaviour – they simply didn't care about their test ...
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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

He is not the first Vulcan in Starfleet. Star Trek Enterprise by itself puts a nail in the coffin: near the end of the third season, when the ship returns to Earth after having stopped the Xindi ...
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What's the story behind the Spock helmet?

As best that I recall (yes; I'm old enough that I remember these actually being sold and worn) -- Marketing; that's it. Spock did wear headgear a number of times (Perhaps best remembered from when ...
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Spock's wardrobe malfunction

A piece of trivia states that because of the episode being the second pilot, the 'colors had not been finalized'. The familiar colors and positions of the crew had not yet been finalized when this ...
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Does Spock have any human physical characteristics that pure Vulcans don't have?

The only non-mental evidence of his human heritage mentioned in the "Physiology" section of his Memory Alpha article is a scene from the episode "Journey to Babel", in which his father Sarek needs a ...
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When Nero marooned Spock why didn't Spock go to Scottie's science lab sooner?

This answer involves a speculative leap. After landing on the planet, the escape pod informs Kirk of the location of the outpost: COMPUTER VOICE: Location: Delta Vega. Class-M planet. Unsafe. ...
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Was Spock fallible?

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock is not the exemplar of logic and rationality. Instead, he is a “straw man” of rationality used to show that human emotion and irrationality are better than logic. His role is to ...
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What is the earliest instance of Spock being called "Dr. Spock"?

Why Dr Spock? Dr Spock was a real person, an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the best-sellers of all time. This Benjamin Spock, unlike Star-Trek ...
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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

Vulcans affect emotionlessness and logic because at their core they are so turbulent that their unchecked emotions nearly caused the destruction of their species. It's worth remembering that Romulans ...
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Why couldn't Scotty beam Spock out of the radiation chamber in Wrath of Khan?

Scott had already stated that anyone entering the chamber would be dead in under a minute. "It isna possible, sir!" Mr. Scott cried. "The radiation level is far too high; i' ha' ...
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Is Spock married?

Although this seems to have been an intentionally obscure throwaway line in the original show (something for the fans to chew over) in an edition of the TNG Comic from 1990 Trek Editor Robert ...
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What information do we have about Spock's childhood pet?

The episode you are thinking of is TOS: Journey to Babel and the pet is question was a sehlat named I-Chaya. Here is a picture from TAS: Yesteryear, in which we finally meet the creature: A lower-...
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Spock's wardrobe malfunction

Where No Man Has Gone Before is the second pilot of Star Trek, produced before any of the other aired episodes apart from segments of The Menagerie, which contains parts of the original pilot, The ...
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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

The answer to this question lies at the heart of the contradictions and selfdelusions of Vulcan society. They claim that their are beings of pure logic without emotion yet that logic is built on a ...
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What information do we have about Spock's childhood pet?

Spock's pet sehlat, I-Chaya, was part of a story told twice in Star Trek canon. I-Chaya appeared on screen in the animated episode Yesteryear: The story was repeated, from Sarek's perspective, in the ...
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Did Spock ever mention or allude to his foster sister?

No However, that's not necessarily such an unusual thing. Spock was tight-lipped about his family, also not mentioning Sybok, his half brother, until the fifth movie, or who his parents were until ...
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Spock's wardrobe malfunction

Out-of-universe answer: This uniform style was only used for this episode and "The Cage", and Spock isn't the only character wearing the "wrong" color - note that Scott and Sulu are not in their "...
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How could young Spock be holding a photo of older Spock?

Star Trek (2009), Star Trek into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016) occur in an alternate timeline / reality - so there are two different Spocks. "Old Spock" is from the 'original' timeline ...
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Can Spock speak Klingon?

As Broklynite mentions in the comments, the reason a picture of Spock was used is likely because he is the most recognizable symbol of Star Trek, and that picture in particular. As for whether or not ...
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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

I hazard that he was not. In the Original Series episode "Immunity Syndrome", we have the USS Intrepid. We are told the Starfleet vessel was crewed exclusively by Vulcans. To have 430-ish Vulcans, ...
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Can Spock even have children?

Yes, it's absolutely possible for Spock, and any other alien hybrid, to have children. Several relevant episodes of Enterprise are referenced in the comments, which I want to expand on. The episode ...
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

Probably not. As you mention yourself in your question, he was quoted once as saying his favourite food is steak. Despite the many vegetarian / vegan lifestyle web sites that claim he is a ...
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How did Kirk regularly beat Spock in 4-Dimensional chess?

Canonically we do not have an answer to this. In universe though Vulcans are logical but they are still biological, a computer can calculate and keep track of all possible moves a biological brain has ...
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What exactly was Spock doing that caused his death?

He was trying to correct a problem with the warp core You will remember that Khan engaged the Enterprise in battle; this severely damaged the Enterprise, including the Warp Core. The Enterprise ...
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Does Spock's appearance reflect the fact that he is only half-Vulcan?

In the original Star Trek, Spock's appearance was simply that of a human with oddly trimmed eyebrows, green-tinted skin, and pointed ears. In contrast, his father Sarek has much heavier eyebrows, ...
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Did Alan Rickman research Spock and/or Leonard Nimoy for Galaxy Quest?

He never mentioned Spock or Nimoy in any interviews I found. But it seems that he based the character on himself, in part. I did grow up, as it were, inside the Royal Sheakspeare Company, and other, ...
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Was Star Trek the first television series with a vegetarian character?

No, but he was the first recurring vegetarian character in a western TV show. The Animal Liberation Front has done their research on this matter. From the following page: Vegetarians have been ...
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