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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How did Kirk regularly beat Spock in 4-Dimensional chess?

We can also look to Troi beating Data at 3D chess: (note: 3D, not 4D) (a 3D chess game is in progress) DATA: The characteristic response to the Kriskov Gambit is to counter with the el-Mitra Exchange,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who is speaking in this Star Trek: Discovery second season teaser?

The voices, in addition to Burnham, are those of Pike, Spock, and Sarek: Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Pike from "The Cage" One of the voices is Capt. Pike, played by Jeffrey Hunter, extracted directly ...
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When Nero marooned Spock why didn't Spock go to Scottie's science lab sooner?

There are many explanations possible here. The fine details are simply not part of the movie. How do you know Spock hadn't already been traveling towards that outpost? For all you know, he was taking ...
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Which TOS episode is that gif of Spock turning around and raising eyebrow from?

This is from TOS: Court Martial, timestamp 29:44. Spock's actual line is "chess?"
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

In the Star Trek Cookbook (published 1999), Leonard Nimoy provided a "favourite recipe" for fans, "Kasha Varnishkas a la Vulcan". It contains beef bouillon broth. He notes that it tastes especially ...
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Star Trek TOS, in S3E19, is Leonard Nimoy actually playing the piano?

No. A blooper reel exists for this segment which shows what was going on behind the scenes. According to IMDB, it was performed by Ivan Ditmars: In the third season blooper reel, there is a shot ...
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Star Trek TOS, in S3E19, is Leonard Nimoy actually playing the piano?

The scene in question: As you can see, Spock's hands are completely hidden while he's playing the piano, so it's fairly unlikely that he was actually playing. ...
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Can Spock speak Klingon?

According to the original script for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Spock can't speak Klingon. If he did, then he would have a) noticed that Uhura's Klingon was bizarrely formal and b) ...
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In The Menagerie Part 1, why is Spock limping?

The injury was scripted rather than real Leonard Nimoy - Often asked: Why did Spock smile and limp in the first ST pilot? Answer: Was told to smile by the director/ to limp by Gene Roddenberry. Via ...
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How did Kirk regularly beat Spock in 4-Dimensional chess?

In the book Star Trek - Enterprise: The First Adventure, while Spock was practicing a solo game Kirk spots a mate in 3 that he couldn't see. Spock says it was illogical because Kirk risked his queen ...
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What is Spock's full name?

According to Memory Alpha: Jane Wyatt, who played Spock's mother Amanda Grayson, was once asked by fans at a convention what Spock's first name was. She replied, perhaps jokingly, "Harold". [11] ...
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Changing mores: Were there any viewer complaints when Dr. McCoy called Mr. Spock a "half-caste" in TOS or did the context make the term excusable?

Writing this as an answer, as per the suggestion of other commenters. Credit to @DisturbedNeo too, as my comment was in response to his: Also, in the 50's and 60's, racism was pretty commonplace ...
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