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Old November 8 2010, 05:45 AM   #52
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Re: Some speculation about the Romulans and the Borg invasion

kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
To summarize, the only thing Spock said that we should disregard is that there's 10,000 Vulcans left.
If it's the only implausible thing, sure.

Mintaka III alone, even at a Bronze Age level of development, would support a population of tens of millions of Vulcans. Romulus, a world settled by Vulcans who've developed an expansionistic culture defined by Vulcan models will understand on the homeworld, supports a population of billions of Vulcans. What we know about the Rigelians suggests they're Vulcan-like enough that drugs used to stimulate blood production in that population work well enough on Vulcans.

The existence of these three large populations alone, well-established in canon, demonstrates that Spock's initial assertion is incorrect. His is not an endangered species.

Add to this the implausibility that a well-established interstellar civilization wouldn't have a large population away from its homeworld, and the director's own statement that the "ten thousand" figure refers only to the number of Vulcans evacuated from the planet--not the total number of survivors--and, well.

Sure, Orci said that in passing. In future movies, he may well contradict this; he left himself enough room to do that. Until then, we've got a well-documented statement of canon that's backed up by other canonical information from the film and by novelverse canon.

Also, revenge upon a helpless enemy is a good and valid action.
Who said that? Young Spock did, sure, maybe a bit more than a day after the unprovoked destruction of his homeworld and its population and his mother in front of his eyes. As I said, it'd be a rare person in that situation who wouldn't act in that way.
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