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Is there a Vulcan funeral blessing?

In Amok Time when Kirk was believed dead, T'pau said to McCoy: "I grieve with thee."
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Who invented Darth Vader? George Lucas or George McFly?

The book A Match Made in Space is introduced in the movie with this dialogue: Biff: Mr. McFly, Mr. McFly, this just arrived, oh hi Marty. I think it's your new book. Lorraine: Ah, honey, ...
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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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Is there a Vulcan funeral blessing?

We know (from VOY : Tuvix) that they play depressing music at Vulcan funerals... NEELIX: Why, is there some regulation that says we can't do both at the same time? I know. Why don't, why don't we ...
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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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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

Yes, absolutely there have been other black-skinned Vulcans elsewhere in the main Star Trek canon, with several pre-dating Tim Russ's casting in Voyager. It should be noted that Tuvok is referred to ...
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How do Vulcans reproduce themselves given that they are emotionless?

There is a misconception among fans that Vulcans only mate during the Pon Farr, a seven-yearly ritual in which they must mate or die (seen in the episodes TOS: Amok Time and Voy: Blood Fever). Trek ...
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Who invented Darth Vader? George Lucas or George McFly?

McFly's character wasn't called Darth Vader. According to the USA Today newspaper based off of the one from Back to the Future: Part II, the character is named "Garth D'Vade." Matt Urbanos, vice-...
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How are Vulcans that don't strive for logic treated?

We have cases of this in Enterprise. the V'Tosh Ka'Tur "Vulcans without Logic" are a group that Enterprise (NX-01) encounters. This group while not abandoning logic, instead open up to emotions, and ...
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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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Why doesn't anyone mention the obvious about the Vulcan temple?

They do mention it. It gets raised at the highest ambassadorial levels a few episodes later in ENT: Shadows of P'Jem when the Vulcan High Command use it as an excuse to recall T'Pol: SOVAL: The ...
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Has there ever been a bald-headed Vulcan character in Star Trek?

Yes, several. Unnamed Kolinahr Master from Star Trek: The Motion Picture: A priest and his attendant from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: And this healer form the Star Trek: The Animated Series ...
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Why is the cut on young Spock's lip red and not green if Vulcans have green blood?

Within the scene, you can see green blood on the lip. (Click to enlarge) I have not found an image of the scab you are talking about, but it is possible that the blood changes color as it becomes ...
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How are Vulcans that don't strive for logic treated?

The only arguably "illogical Vulcans" we see TOS or later are few and far between. Sybok lived apart from Vulcan society. Some apocrypha indicates that he was banished. Other sources, Gene ...
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Is there any evolutionary advantage to the position of the Vulcan heart?

This is addressed in the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, considered a canon source of information about the physiology of aliens. HEART AND LUNGS The Vulcan heart beats at the astounding ...
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Why is mind meld hard for T'pol in Star Trek: Enterprise?

If you're watching Enterprise for the first time: just keep watching. If you don't mind spoilers, then the Wikipedia article on T'Pol (emphasis mine) explains it pretty well.
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Did Spock spread a disease through mind melds?

No. At the time of Star Trek: Enterprise, mainstream Vulcans couldn't perform a mind meld (or rather weren't trained and viewed it as distasteful). Untrained attempts to mind meld potentially ...
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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 Romulans and Vulcans split 1600 years before developing warp drive?

Canon The answer is probably 'very very slowly'. We know that the Vulcans have had the capability of limited space flight for multiple thousands of years by the age of the Vulcan Monastery on P'Jem ...
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Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems and Vulcan Logic: how do they cope with it?

Using logic doesn't need to rely on consistency of the axioms of arithmetic. The incompleteness theorems of Gödel, even as you've stated them in your question, are about formal logic systems ...
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Koon-ut-kal-if-fee at odds with Vulcan pacifist philosophy

It's reconciled by the fact that Vulcans openly acknowledge (on the rare occasions on which they discuss such matters at all) that Pon Farr (and all it's associated rituals) are irrational, illogical, ...
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Why didn't the Vulcans play any active role in any series other than Enterprise?

Out of universe, the reason why there are very few Vulcan stories in Star Trek TNG (and to a lesser extent DS9 and Voyager) is that Gene Roddenberry explicitly barred potential writers from writing ...
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Is Sybok a Romulan?

No, Sybok was Vulcan. Sybok was the son of Sarek and an unnamed Vulcan princess. He is biologically %100 Vulcan. Sybok did not want to follow the teachings of Surak. This is indeed what the caused the ...
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Why did the Vulcans feel only Nixon could go to China?

A popular use of the expression came in the 1991 film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, where "only Nixon could go to China" is quoted by Spock as "an old Vulcan proverb". In the context of the ...
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Would the Vulcan nerve pinch work on a Borg drone?

A nerve pinch would (with reasonable certainty) work on a humanoid Borg. Tuvok is just about to "attempt" it in VOY: Unimatrix Zero, Part II when he's interrupted. Given that he's the ship's ...
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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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Is there a Vulcan funeral blessing?

There has never been a Vulcan funeral shown in any of the Star Trek series or movies to date however there has been discussion about the music played, which are frequently described as 'boring' by ...
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What's the standard procedure for actors playing Vulcans on TNG?

I'm not sure if it is exactly "standard procedure", but here is what Alexander Enberg, who played Taurik in TNG  "Lower Decks" and Vorik in several Voyager episodes, has to say: “...
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How vegan is the Vulcan diet?

From the section "Mr. Spock" in The Making of the TV Series Star Trek by Stephen E Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry: A basic tenet of the Vulcan philosophy is nonviolence. Vulcans do not believe in ...
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