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As the link you provide indicates, caucasian-equivalent Vulcans have not only green blood, they have green skin. (In a caucasian, most of the. Blood was the circulatory fluid that runs through most corporeal lifeforms in the universe. Green Vulcan blood . In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Klingon blood was portrayed as pink and lavender, while in TNG and DS9 it was red. He has a blood type T-negative, which is quite rare among Vulcans. The re- discovery of the close relation between Vulcans and Romulans came as a . the augmented entity known as Spock II, who helped save the original Spock and . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan; ; Star Trek: The Search for Spock; ; Star.
Neural parasites from "Operation: The organisms are part of a single hive mind, as Spock deduces once he himself is infected by a parasite. Creature maker Wah Chang made the things from bags of fake vomit. They're gross and gooey-looking, although in some of the scenes where they fly it's obvious they're being pulled along on wires. Nevertheless, they're still probably the most viscerally disgusting creatures the original series ever showcased, and the idea of them all being part of one large brain is an eerie one.
The Companion from "Metamorphosis" Kirk, Spock and McCoy discover that the inventor of the warp drive, Zefram Cochrane, is alive and well and has been living for the past years on an otherwise empty planet with a mysterious alien entity that keeps him immortal and permanently 37 years old. The Companion was one of several entities on Star Trek that were composed of pure energy or some other non-physical material, usually necessitating an optical effect instead of a costume or oversized prop.
But the Companion is probably the most unusual one in that it has a distinct personality, emotions and ability to communicate -- and all it wants is domestic bliss.
Sylvia and Korob from "Catspaw" These two alien wizards appear in human form for most of this Halloween-themed episode, which finds Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Bones and Sulu trapped in a macabre maze of witches, castles, black cats and spells by these two visitors from another galaxy. In the end, once their source of power the "transmuter" is destroyed, Sylvia and Korob are revealed in their true form: Sadly the strings that held the puppets up are clearly seen in the original episode although erased in the remastered versionrendering them kind of silly.
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The vampire cloud from "Obsession" Another one of Star Trek's cloud-like monsters figures in this episode, one of the best of the second season. When a landing party is attacked and drained of their blood by a mysterious cloud, Kirk realizes that it may be the same creature that attacked his previous ship, the Farragut, on which he was a lieutenant; for 11 years he's harbored guilt over the death of the captain and many of the crew because he delayed firing on the thing.
But the story works and the creature itself is surprisingly effective, if only because of its single-mindedness and rudimentary, malevolent intelligence. Balok from "The Corbomite Maneuver" This commander from the "First Federation" is the closest to a traditional human form on this list, but we had to include him because the revelation of his true form has always struck us as so surreal and outright bizarre.
Also on that year, Spock experienced a severe case of pon farr, the Vulcan mating ritual, which forced him to return to his homeworld for his arranged marriage with T'Pring.
However, since the woman had no interest in marrying Spock, she pretended to choose Captain Kirk as her intended-husband. Vulcan procedures guaranteed that on that situation Kirk and Spock would be forced into a fight to death.
T'Pring predicted that Spock would be either killed in the combat, or face court martial for killing his captain, and in either case she would be free to marry her true interest Stonn.
However, with the help of Dr. McCoy, Kirk managed to fake his own death, saving Spock from his marriage without requiring him to kill anyone or die.
Other notable incidents of include: And, perhaps most notably, the encounter with the mysterious Guardian of Forever, which resulted in Kirk and Spock traveling back in time, to 20th century Earth once again, in order to prevent a loose Dr. McCoy accidentally under a neural medication's influencefrom interfering with the timeline.
In en route to the Conference of Babel, Spock re-encountered his parents for the first time in several years. His father, Sarek, was falling ill to a cardiac disease, and Spock struggled to reconcile with him. He later donated blood to allow Dr. McCoy to perform a surgery what would cure his father.
After recovering, Sarek made peace with his son. That year also saw Spock: Remaining conscious during the process, Spock himself later helped instruct Dr. McCoy on how to reconnect Spock's brain. Compared to Kirk, Spock was rather uninterested in the matters of love, but there have been rare occasions of him being romantically attracted: Another instance of Spock falling in love happened inwhen he accidentally traveled through a time portal along with Kirk and McCoy to the ancient ice ages of planet Serpeidon, where Spock becomes attracted to a local woman named Zarabeth.
In the non-canon novel Yesterday's Son, it is revealed that Zarabeth had Spock's son, Zar, who would later become an important figure in Serpeidonian history. In Kirk and Spock were caught in an experiment by the Excalbians to understand the humanoid concepts of "good" and "evil", where they were forced to fight with several illusory representations of historical figures, including Spock's idol Surak.
Spock also traveled back in time two more times that year: When the Enterprise headed to save planet Mantilles from a Cosmic Cloud inSpock was the one who deduced the cloud's sapience and managed to communicate with it telepathically, convincing it to spare the lives of the planet's inhabitants.
Spock himself was cloned by the Phylosiansgenerating the augmented entity known as Spock II, who helped save the original Spock and stayed on the planet to help the recovery of the near-extincted Phylosian civilization.
Later that year Spock, along with Lieutenants Sulu and Uhura, discovered an ancient artifact from the mysterious Slaver race that had control over the entire galaxy one billion of years prior; and battled Kzinti soldiers which wished to possess the ancient weapon. He also took part on an expedition arranged by the Vedalaconsisting of himself along with Kirk, TcharLaraM3 Green and Sordto recover the mysterious device known as the Soul of Skorr.
Please DO NOT read any content from this article if you wish to avoid knowing events before they are aired or published. Following the end of the five-year mission, Spock returned to his homeworld of Vulcan where he spent a few years perfecting the art of kolinahr, to better achieve control of his emotional Human side.
A group of renegade Vulcans who believed in this was encountered in the Star Trek: The Final Frontierwas also fully emotional. In the pilot episode " The Cage ", Spock showed much more emotion. This was due to the uncertainty about the character, which Nimoy subsequently and quickly developed.
Telepathy[ edit ] Many Vulcans are contact telepaths. They have been observed taking part in several telepathy-related actions and rituals, including an instance in the Season 2 episode "The Immunity Syndrome" written by Robert Sabaroffwhere Commander Spock was telepathically aware of the simultaneous deaths of other Vulcans on a faraway ship whose crew was entirely Vulcan, the USS Intrepid.
In addition, in the Season 1 episode "A Taste of Armageddon", without physical contact, though with considerable time and effort, Spock was able to telepathically foster enough doubt in the mind of his cell guard to cause him to want to enter the cell to verify that his prisoners had not escaped.
Sarek, with his control eroded by Bendii Syndrome, caused much of the Enterprise-D crew to become violent when his emotions influenced them without him touching them. Mind melds[ edit ] "Mind meld" redirects here.
For the documentary film, see Mind Meld. For other uses, see Mindmeld. A mind meld, first depicted in the TOS episode " Dagger of the Mind ", is a technique for sharing thoughts, experiences, memories, and knowledge with another individual, essentially a limited form of telepathy. It usually requires physical contact with a subject, though instances of mind melds without contact have been seen for example, in the episode " The Devil in the Dark ".
Vulcans can perform mind melds with members of most other species, most notably humans, with Jonathan Archer being the first known human participant in such a ritual in Even the Earth humpback whale can be successfully melded with. The Ferengi are one of the few races known to be impervious to the mind meld; mentally disciplined Cardassians may also be resistant to mind melds if properly trained. It is not established if this potential ability is inherent to Cardassians, or if members of any race could be trained to resist a mind meld.
Machines, such as the Nomad probe, have been melded with even if only through complete contact. Mind melds have been used to erase memories, as Spock performed on James T. Mind melds can also allow more than one mind to experience memories and sensations, and sometimes even interact with the memories, as seen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode " Flashback ". The mind meld can be considered a terrible intimacy because of the strength of Vulcan emotions and the strict psycho-suppression disciplines in which they are trained, and thus not to be taken lightly.
The Next Generation episode "Sarek", the title character Spock's father is diagnosed with Bendii Syndrome, a disease that causes sufferers to lose control of their emotions. Executing a mind meld with Captain Jean-Luc PicardSarek gains enough emotional stability to complete his final diplomatic mission; however, Picard nearly goes insane from the overwhelming onslaught of Sarek's unchecked emotions.
Though mind melds are frequently portrayed as a consensual act, that is not always the case. Leonard McCoy to learn what McCoy was keeping secret. Mind melds can also be violating and potentially harmful under certain circumstances.
In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountrySpock forcefully used the technique on Valeris to discover information she had that could be used to prevent a war; Valeris began screaming just before Spock broke the connection. In some cases, some species are able to resist mind melds.
For example, when Gul Dukat was captured by the Maquis, he successfully resisted a prolonged mind meld attempt from a female Vulcan Maquis member, much to the latter's frustration. The use of the mind meld was taboo for a period of time. In the Vulcan timeline, this changed when experienced melders were shown to be able to cure Pa'nar Syndromea condition passed on by melders who are improperly trained.
Within a week of the Kir'Shara incident inthe stigma against mind-melders was evaporating, and sufferers of Pa'nar were being cured in large numbers. By the midrd century, the mind meld is a fully accepted part of Vulcan society, and was even used once to rejoin Spock's katra with his healed physical body. As originally depicted in TOS, mind melds were considered dangerous and potentially lethal.
Over the course of the original series, however, the element of risk was no longer mentioned, although it was revived on Star Trek: Enterprise with the revelation that Pa'nar Syndrome can be transmitted this way.
For a number of years, it was held that not all Vulcans are genetically capable of initiating a mind meld, such as T'Pol. However, the overthrow of the Vulcan High Command in revealed that this is not the case, and T'Pol conducted her first mind meld soon after. Some Vulcans appear with advanced mental abilities. For example, in the TOS episode " A Taste of Armageddon ", Spock was once able to induce uncertainty in the mind of a prison guard on Eminiar VII, and in the episode " The Devil in the Dark ", he was able to perform a limited mind meld with a horta without actually making physical contact with the being.
A character in the non-canon New Frontier book series mentions "meld masters", implying that some Vulcans are either especially adept at or are able to perform deeper, more intense melds through practice.
It is made apparent that a touchless meld is limited in effectiveness compared to physical melds. During more intense melds, the melder is sometimes shown using both hands. Katra[ edit ] Some Vulcans appear able to " cheat death " by implanting their "katra", essentially their living essence or spirit, into an object or another person via a form of mind-meld just before death. The history and mechanics of the katra have never been discussed in great detail in canon. Enterprise Season 4 trilogy of episodes " The Forge ", " Awakening ", and " Kir'Shara " do however reveal some of the history of mind-melding and the journey of the katra of Surak to modern times.
Katras can, on rare occasions, be returned to the body, effectively bringing an individual back from the dead. The Wrath of Khanimplanted his katra into the mind of Dr. Following Spock's death, McCoy began exhibiting Vulcan-like behavior and was briefly institutionalized.
It was later discovered that Spock's body came to rest on the Genesis Planet after his burial in space, and was regenerated.
He was recovered and was taken with McCoy to Mount Seleya on Vulcan where a Vulcan high priestess named T'Lar performed a rare, seldom-attempted ritual called the "fal tor pan", literally, "re-fusion", which removed the katra from McCoy and implanted it into Spock's regenerated body. Subsequently, Spock recovered, although it took some time to fully retrain his mind. Eventually, Spock's original memories apparently reasserted themselves, and he resumed his duties in Starfleetalbeit with trial and error before the 'old' Spock was completely back.
Language[ edit ] The Vulcan language was the first alien language introduced in the Star Trek franchise, in the Star Trek: Afterwards, one word was said in the episode " Journey to Babel " and some others in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: The language features mostly in several chapters of Star Trek: Dialogue or phrases in Vulcan appeared in Star Trek: The scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture was filmed with actors speaking English and latter dubbed in Vulcan.
It ends with the phrase "Dif-tor heh smusma" Live long and prosper. Doohan observed the actors' lip movements and created new vocal "sounds" for them to dub over their original English. The Wrath of Khan, actors Leonard Nimoy and Kirstie Alleyportraying Spock and Saavik respectively, also spoke their lines in English, and later dubbed in Vulcan at least partially designed by linguist Marc Okrand that corresponded with the movements of their mouths in the scene.
Early on, female Vulcans were typically given names beginning with "T" followed by an apostrophe then a "p". It is clear from the context of the book, however, that the memo was intended as a joke, as the series of memos ends up discussing the pronunciation of such names as "Spook", "Spilk" and "Spork".
Hence, no canonical source has given any family names to any Vulcan characters, and indeed, every one of the personal names previously mentioned are all officially described as being only Latin-alphabetical and English-phonetic approximations of the real ones.
Spock explains that this childhood pairing has no one-for-one human analogue, as it is considered less than a full "marriage", but more than simply a "betrothal".
This is why Spock first described T'Pring as his "wife", before later explaining that this was an incorrect approximation. Following adult union, it is customary for the couple to remain on Vulcan for at least one Vulcan year before conducting off-world travel, though it is possible to defer this requirement until a later date, upon negotiation with the male's family.Spock - McCoy banter and friendship Part 10
The state of pon farr is not required for marriage to occur. The mating session of a Vulcan pon farr includes the private act of sex undifferentiated from the human version of mating.
A Vulcan female can challenge the proposed bonding by calling for "koon-ut-kal-if-fee", meaning "marriage or challenge", in which a challenger for marriage engages the bonded male in a fight to the death. Alternatively, the bonded male has the option of rejecting his intended bride and choosing another.
It is acceptable for a male to "release" his mate from marriage effectively the same as a divorce. May Learn how and when to remove this template message It is customary for Vulcan children to undertake an initiation ordeal known as the "Kahs-wan" sometimes spelled Kaswahnin which they are left to fend for themselves in the desert for a specific period of time. Not all children survive this rite of passage. T'Pol underwent the ritual, while Tuvok experienced a variation known as the "tal'oth".
The Kahs-wan was first introduced in the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode " Yesteryear ", in which Spock's experience as a child was detailed.
Contrary to the Vulcan image of expressing no emotion, family bonds can be strong and affectionate just as they are for humans. Tuvok expressed his love for his wife on a few occasions without actually using the termSarek openly expressed affection for both his human wives, and a clear bond of love existed between T'Pol and her mother, T'Les.
Fighting and self-defense[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. May Learn how and when to remove this template message Although generally adhering to a philosophy of nonviolenceVulcans have developed martial arts and techniques of hand-to-hand combat. Vulcan martial arts are highly ritualistic and based on philosophy, similar to human counterparts such as karate and Silat.