Why Number One?

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  1. T'Girl

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    I thought Tyler came off as young, energetic, and enthusiastic. He's about the only one I wanted to learn more about based on what I saw in the pilot.

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  2. scotpens

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    From G.R.'s original series outline, as quoted in TMOST:
    So it seems that the original intention was for her name to remain a mystery. We never learned the real name of Get Smart's Agent 99 either.

    Eudora? Eugenia? Eugenie? Eula? Eulalia? Eulalie? Eunice? Euphemia? Eurydice? Eustacia?
     
  3. Cicero

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    Eureka!
     
  4. Bry_Sinclair

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    Just dug out "Flesh of my Flesh", and Pike gives the start of her name as "Eure-". I went looking for possibilities a while ago and found 'Eurena', which is the name I give to Lt. Commander Robbins.

    In my continuity, she got her much-deserved promotion to Captain and was in line for the Enterprise, before Fleet Captain Pike offered her the first Titan-Class long-range explorer, a bigger and newer ship which looks remarkably like the Enterprise redesign from "Planet of the Titans".
     
  5. Therin of Andor

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    Which is essentially the personal character background that Majel Barrett created for herself when preparing for the role. She mentioned it in a "Starlog" interview, IIRC.

    And DC gives the planet as Ilyria.
     
  6. T'Girl

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    IIRC we eventually learn 99's last name. There's an episode were Max and 99 visit 99's mother and Max refers to the mother by her last name, it's the same episode where we learn 99's father was also a spy.


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  7. Maurice

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    Questions are almost always more interesting than answers. If I'd been making the show and had that character I'd have never revealed her real name, just like we never learned Spock's family name.
     
  8. scotpens

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    "I did not know that." ;)
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Wiki says otherwise.
     
  10. Therin of Andor

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    And at the end of the episode ("99 Loses CONTROL") 99 explains that "Susan Hilton" is only a cover name. 99's real name is never revealed, even at their own wedding in Season Four.

    Wasn't the mother only ever referred to as "Mrs 99" or "99's mother"? ("Sheroes: Bold, Brash, and Absolutely Unabashed Superwomen" by Varla Ventura.)
     
  11. T'Girl

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    Or how to pronounce his first name. Which kind of begs the question, what is "Spock," a middle name?


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  12. Nerys Myk

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    A diminutive. His full name is Spockadvoratrelundar
     
  13. The Old Mixer

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    Judging by the scene on Vulcan in TMP, his real name is "Shhhpock."
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Or it's a human name from his mother's family.
     
  15. Hober Mallow

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    Close. It's "Shhhpoa(PHLEM)."
     
  16. T'Girl

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    T'Pau: "Spook."




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  17. FormerLurker

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    I thought 'Spock' was his first name.
     
  18. Melakon

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    Maybe his name is Spock Ukoodentpronownsit.

    I'll guess that his middle name is Jackson. Since Nimoy's first name was used for McCoy (which always seemed a bit self-aware to me), maybe DeForest Kelley's first name is Spock's middle name.
     
  19. Push The Button

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    Some of my Asian coworkers have adopted Western first names like Steve and Lisa, probably for the benefit of their non-Asian coworkers like me that would have trouble pronouncing their real first names if we had to.

    Anyway, I can see Spock adopting a "human" first name like Issac or Albert.
     
  20. mb22

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    Boyce in "The Cage" does a lot more than Piper (and thus has a lot more "presence") does in WNMHGB. The first pilot is basically interested in Pike, Number One, Boyce and Colt. While Nimoy is the second billed regular, Spock (along with Tyler) is pretty much peripheral to the actual plot.