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In Amok Time when Kirk was believed dead, T'pau said to McCoy: "I grieve with thee."


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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 a flashback to a young Tuvok in VOY 5x13, Gravity, where he has yet to learn control of his emotions. Using Tuvok as an example, it appears that at least some ...


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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 subject at all. Their hypothesis was that as a half-Vulcan he would be unable to control his emotional state as well as a full Vulcan. They were trying to test this ...


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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, your first novel. Since Biff describes it as George's new book, this implies its publication date was 1985. And since it was his first novel, George wouldn't have ...


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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 attack, T'Pol is formally inducted into Starfleet and given the rank of Commander. In TOS, there was also a clear indication: in "The Immunity Syndrome", USS ...


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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 sing a song while we toil, hmm? It'll cheer you up. Now, I've been studying Vulcan music. Do you know that lovely tune that starts, (sings) Oh starless night ...


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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 blood transfusion and there is the following discussion: SAREK: My blood type is T-negative. Somewhat rare, even for a Vulcan. MCCOY: Yes, I'd say that'...


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The copper Vulcan blood only becomes green when it is saturated with oxygen. When it's in the Vulcan cardiovascular system, it has, apparently, a rust or copper metal colour.


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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 in his StarTrek.com biography as being a ... full Vulcan ... which strongly implies that having dark skin is a natural racial trait among Vulcans and in no ...


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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 writer Dorothy C. Fontana stated in an interview (for Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages) that Vulcans are both capable and willing to have ...


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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 are a splinter group of Vulcans that refused to accept that. Even when Vulcans are acting with logic and emotion, it is not because they do not feel emotion, ...


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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 make decisions that take into account both logical, and emotional considerations. They were scoffed at by mainstream Vulcans and by T'Pol, the resident Vulcan ...


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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-president of brand and creative strategy at Gannet (which own USA Today) says We worked with Universal and Bob Gale to update the bottom half and add content ...


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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-quality image to show the creature's scale at the time of its death: Here is the dialogue you are remembering: MCCOY: Spock, I've always suspected that you ...


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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 loss to the Vulcan people is incalculable. P'Jem was one of our most revered sanctuaries. FORREST: Ambassador, we are very sorry for your loss, but with all ...


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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 -- "Yesteryear": Source


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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 de-oxygenated, much as with human blood, which goes from a bright red to a brown as it scabs over. Unfortunately, we don't know the exact mechanism of Vulcan ...


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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 Roddenberry included, indicate that Star Trek V is itself apocryphal. Valeris, for her acts which Spock considered illogical, was arguably mind-raped on the bridge of The ...


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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 rate of 242 bests per minute. The average blood pressure is 90 systolic, and 40 diastolic. This phenomenon is explained in part by the extremely dilated ...


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Live long... Power : Vulcan society appears to be a gerontocracy. The Vulcan High Council is usually described as being comprised of "elders". Logically, it follows that in order to attain genuine power of position would seem to require at least a certain level of agedness. Family : Family accomplishment plays a strong part in Vulcan society. Spock's ...


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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 foundation of destructive emotion. They claim that they value science and knowledge, yet purposefully neglect or actively suppress research into aspects of ...


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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 resulted in a mental condition known as Pa'nar Syndrome. ENT: "Stigma" When Surak's true teachings of logic and emotional discipline were rediscovered in ENT: "The ...


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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 Next Generation episode Unification I. I-Chaya's role is omitted. Sehlats appear to have been the only Vulcan pets named in main canon. T'Pol also had one in ...


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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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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 containing elementary arithmetic. They are not a way of saying "logic doesn't work"; they are simply a statement about the unsolvability of certain queries in the ...


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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, and generally at odds with their values--but it's an an unavoidable biological urge they have no power to control. From Amok Time: SPOCK: The birds and the ...


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There's no "in-canon" description of why Sarek would have married another human (e.g. as opposed to another Vulcan) but we can certainly speculate on some possible reasons; He's damaged goods His arranged marriage (to a Vulcan princess no less) did lead to a child but not a wedding. He describes Amanda Grayson as his "first wife". It's certainly possible ...


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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 film, it is given as a reason why James T. Kirk, a character with a history of armed conflict with the Klingons and a personal enmity for them, should escort ...


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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 Security Officer and has extensive hands-on knowledge of Borg physiology, it seems very unlikely that he'd try it if he wasn't reasonably confident that it'll ...


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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, from the Captain down to the Assistant Dishwasher, would suggest several of his people were ahead of Spock in processing through the Academy to serve.


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