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

There's a fun question. It is, unfortunately, a spoilish question and will need a spoilish answer. I will avoid details as much as possible. First off, Enterprise did a poor job setting the audience ...
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Vulcan Nerve/Shoulder Pinch part of a larger system of martial arts that apparently use "psychic" abilities?

It does not appear like the nerve pinch relies on psychic abilities to work: We see Picard execute one in TNG: Starship Mine, on one of the terrorists. While he may have learned the technique during ...
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Why do the Vulcans seem to despise humans so much in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

The Vulcans we see in the first season make no secret of it, and Archer complains about it often, it's very close to your third option: Humans are reckless and not ready to head into deep space. ...
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Why didn't Dr. M'Benga operate on "Spock's Brain"?

Good question! If we're trying to line up cannon, a more simple answer is to remember that The Enterprise is a military vessel and part of a large exploratory/military organization (Starfleet). In the ...
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