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Old October 12 2013, 01:40 AM   #16
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

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Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
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Old October 12 2013, 02:39 AM   #17
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

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Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
I can do it with both hands. Though it feels more natural with my left. I'm left handed. As I said, the actors probably used which ever hand they could do it with.
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Old October 12 2013, 02:51 AM   #18
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
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Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
I can do it with both hands. Though it feels more natural with my left. I'm left handed. As I said, the actors probably used which ever hand they could do it with.
You do this in public?
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Old October 12 2013, 05:21 AM   #19
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

Gojira wrote: View Post
Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
ok, I've been seeing this everywhere, and it's making me nuts: When did "dominate" become an adjective?
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Old October 12 2013, 05:32 AM   #20
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Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
ok, I've been seeing this everywhere, and it's making me nuts: When did "dominate" become an adjective?
When I spell dominant wrong.
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Old October 12 2013, 03:26 PM   #21
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

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You do this in public?
I sometimes greet known Barsoom fans with "Kaor."

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When I spell dominant wrong.
Nonsense. You just have a black belt in Tai Po.
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Old October 12 2013, 03:35 PM   #22
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
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Geoff Peterson wrote: View Post
Probably a dominate hand sort of thing. Its possible that some of the actors could only don't with one hand. And as mentioned, some couldn't do it with either.
My dominate hand is my right hand but I cannot do the salute very well with it. However, I do it easily with my left hand. Go figure!
I can do it with both hands. Though it feels more natural with my left. I'm left handed. As I said, the actors probably used which ever hand they could do it with.
I'm right handed and can do it with both hands, but it looks much better and is easier to do with my left hand. When I do it with my right hand it is slightly painful as well.
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Old October 12 2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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...so if this is the customary and time honored Vulcan greeting, how come it isn't always with the same hand by every Vulcan like a handshake or military salute?
Probably because A. Not all Vulcans have the same dominant hand, and B. Not all human actors have the same dominant hand.

I'm right-handed, and have no trouble doing the Vulcan salute with either hand.

As for hand-shaking... I dislike shaking hands, but when I do it, it's with my right hand. It was very awkward on one occasion when somebody tried to shake hands with me and he used his left hand.
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Old October 12 2013, 10:02 PM   #24
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I sometimes greet known Barsoom fans with "Kaor."
My mind was closer to the gutter.
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Old October 12 2013, 10:40 PM   #25
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Re: Vulcan Salute ?

thanks for the replies

some more....

First Contact, right hand


animated Trek, right hand


Trek, Darkness Spock LEFT hand (response to Kirk)



Behind the scenes Spock LEFT hand


....can't find an image of either Saavik giving the salute?
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Old October 13 2013, 12:23 AM   #26
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I can do it with either hand, and both feet too.
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