View Single Post
Old November 1 2013, 11:40 AM   #12
Vice Admiral
Elvira's Avatar
Location: t'girl
Re: Why doesn't T'Pau tell Kirk the fight is to the death?

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
The fact that T'Pau had rejected a council seat tells me that she feels extremely uncomfortable among non-Vulcans.
The circustance around T'Pau's turning down of the seat on the federation council has always been a curiosity.

Who exactly was offering it to her in the first place?

One possibility I've considered is that the federation council is separate from the (hypothetical) federation membership's general assembly, it's a smaller body somewhat like the UN security council. T'Pau was already the Vulcan representative to the general assembly and was offer a open seat on the smaller council. As a founding member of the federation, the Vulcan representative being offered a seat on the council might have been a given.

She turned it down (for whatever reason), remaining in the general assembly.

I've alway had a bit of a problem with the idea that she was first selected by Vulcan for a seat on the council, and then turned it down. Some fans have favored this, but would not she have refused when she was first considered?

no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller
Elvira is offline   Reply With Quote