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Myriad Universes: Vulcans
Sarek, a Vulcan male (2249) (DSC06)

Sarek, a Vulcan male (2249) (DSC06)
Homeworld Vulcan
First Appearance TOS06 (8 Sep 1966)
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

The Vulcans, sometimes called "Vulcanians,"[1] were members of the United Federation of Planets[2] and were dedicated to a philosophy of total logic.[3] Though humanoid, Vulcans could be distinguished by their pointed ears and upswept eyebrows.[2] Vulcans' blood was green, and their blood pressure was "practically nonexistent" with a typical pulse of 242 beats per minute.[4] A Vulcan's heart was located in the lower left of their chest, near the bottom of the rib cage.[1] Vulcans posessed an inner eyelid, which protected them from the harsh light of their homeworld,[5] which was located in a trinary star system.[6]

In times of stress, Vulcans were capable of going as many as several weeks without sleep, though this had an increasingly negative impact on their health, and caused their blood pressure to drop to dangerously low levels.[7] Vulcans reacted to nitrous oxide, known to Humans as "laughing gas," differently, and it caused them pain rather than an uncontrollable urge to laugh.[8]

Vulcans possessed limited telepathic abilities, and were able to perform a mind meld, which would link their mind with that of another person.[9] Every seven years of their adult lives, Vulcans entered pon farr, a time when the urge to return to their homeworld and take a mate overrode all other concerns.[10] Vulcans were perfectly capable of mating outside of this cycle,[11] however,[12] but at that time their body chemistry was altered and they were forced to mate or die.[10]

Vulcans made first contact with Humans on 5 April 2063.[13]

Notable Vulcans

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Mudd's Women". Star Trek, season 1, episode 6 (Production number 04). Directed by Harvey Hart. Written by Stephen Kandel. Desilu Productions. 13 October 1966.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage". Star Trek, season 0, episode 0 (Production number 01). Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Released 1986. Desilu Productions. 1965.
  3. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Star Trek, season 1, episode 3 (Production number 02). Directed by James Goldstone. Written by Samuel A. Peeples. Desilu Productions. 22 September 1966.
  4. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Naked Time". Star Trek, season 1, episode 4 (Production number 07). Directed by Marc Daniels. Written by John D.F. Black. Desilu Productions. 29 September 1966.
  5. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Operation -- Annihilate!." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 29 (Production 29). Directed by Herschel Daugherty. Written by Steven W. Carabatsos. Desilu Productions, 13 April 1967.
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  7. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer) and Freiberger, Fred (Producer). "The Paradise Syndrome." Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 3. Directed by Jud Taylor. Written by Margaret Armen. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 4 October 1968.
  8. Scheimer, Lou & Norm Prescott (Producers). "The Practical Joker". Star Trek: The Animated Series, season 2, episode 3 (Production number 20). Directed by Bill Reed. Written by Chuck Menville. Filmation Associates. 21 September 1974.
  9. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Enemy Within". Star Trek, season 1, episode 5 (Production number 05). Directed by Leo Penn. Written by Richard Matheson. Desilu Productions. 6 October 1966.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Amok Time." Star Trek, Season 2, Episode 5. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Written by Theodore Sturgeon. Desilu Productions, 15 September 1967.
  11. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer) and Freiberger, Fred (Producer). "The Cloud Minders." Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 19. Directed by Jud Taylor. Story by David Gerrold and Oliver Crawford. Teleplay by Margaret Armen. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 28 February 1969.
  12. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer) and Freiberger, Fred (Producer). "All Our Yesterdays." Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 23. Directed by Marvin Chomsky. Written by Jean Lisette Aroeste. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 14 March 1969.
  13. Berman, Rick (Producer). Star Trek: First Contact. Directed by Jonathan Frakes. Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore. Screenplay by Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore. Paramount Pictures. 22 November 1996.