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

In very brief: the Vulcans shown during the first few seasons of Enterprise are not really the Vulcans we know from TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager. They, as you correctly point out, express thinly-veiled ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is 'Vulcanian' a disparaging term?

It's just a synonym of the word 'Vulcan' -- as in the race, not the planet -- used exclusively during the first season of TOS, before they'd settled on consistent terminology for everything. The entry ...
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Do Vulcans Have Last Names?

According to "Journey to Babel" (TOS), Vulcans did possess family names, although they were pronounceable by Humans only after many years of practice. They are not actually spoken or written in the ...
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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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How do Vulcans get married given that they are unable to fall in love in the first place?

Spock's marriage was arranged by his family. SPOCK: By our parents' arrangement. A ceremony while we were but seven years of age. Less than a marriage but more than a betrothal. One touches the other ...
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Can a Vulcan cure their pon farr by mating with someone of the same gender?

Pon Farr is, at least according to one source, a natural urge to procreate felt by heterosexual Vulcans. We see at least one instance in the EU where a gay male Vulcan is stated not to feel that urge. ...
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Why do the Vulcans seem to despise humans so much in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

The other answers are correct as well, but there is more. In-universe, in S04E07 The Forge Soval states very clearly why Vulcans of that era are concerned about humanity: Vulcan Ambassador Soval: We ...
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Do Vulcans have any colonies outside of their home system?

One of the early plot lines in Star Trek Enterprise deals with a Vulcan monastery called P'Jem which is located in a system near Andoria according to memory alpha, so this is a colony (or at least a ...
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Vulcans (Star Trek, preferably original)- Can they have eye colors such as blue or green?

Vulcans can certainly have blue eyes... Some may also have green eyes, but the only example I can think of is Saavik, when she was portrayed by Kirstie Alley in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. ...
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What is the origin of elves (and fairies and Vulcans) having pointy ears?

With regards to Tolkien elves pointy ears: It's a tradition that goes back to Victorian and earlier presentations of the faeries. The faeries in these old pictures all had pointy ears, and Tolkien ...
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What is the deal with Commodore Oh's name?

Michael Chabon (Picard showrunner) posted a video on Instagram answering some fan questions. Nothing about Oh's name origin in the video, but people asked many more questions in the comments section. ...
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How did Romulans and Vulcans split 1600 years before developing warp drive?

The earliest period in Vulcan prehistory we have any information about was many thousands of years before the split between Vulcans and Romulans. In "Return to Tomorrow" the Enterprise ...
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What is the origin of elves (and fairies and Vulcans) having pointy ears?

This likely has it's roots in mythology and folklore and probably dates back further than we can tell. However, I have found a very good article on the subject here which points to the earliest ...
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