Would Spock make a good cop in real life?

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  1. ixfd64

    ixfd64 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    If Spock were real, would he make a good police officer?

    Just think about it...

    1. His logic would be an incredible asset in detective work.
    2. A Vulcan nerve pinch could make "less-lethal" weapons unnecessary. A phaser set to "stun" could eliminate the need for deadly force and protect him from brutality lawsuits.
    3. A Vulcan mind meld could help him determine a criminal's motive. It can be argued that this would violate Constitutional rights, but that's for another topic.
    4. Vulcans can go for relatively long periods without sleep. This could help him solve more cases in a shorter time.

    So would Spock be welcomed in a real police department?
     
  2. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I could see him in an investigator/csi type role. In a role where he had to interact with the general public... he'd probably be less effective.
     
  3. Melakon

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    He'd fail as a street cop. He sees everything in logical, unemotional terms, and would not be proficient at handling drunks, solving domestic disputes, minor traffic offenses that could be resolved with a warning, or dozens of other things cops have to do. He's not always good at thinking on his feet, as he was unable to comprehend the behavior of the natives in The Galileo 7, and tried to analyze the situation.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Spock would make a good Lieutenant or Captain, but not a street cop, for reasons given above.
     
  5. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The only police position I could see him in at all would be a detective, but even that... Detectives need street smarts and intuition in addition to logic, and Spock has neither. So, no, he wouldn't make a good cop.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I could see it.

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  7. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    :guffaw:

    I can see them in the car arguing over where to go for lunch.

    "Let's go to Taco Shack."
    "No."
    "Yes."
    "No."
    "Yes."
    "No."
    "Okay, we'll go Chinese."
    "No."
    "Yes."
    "No."
    "Yes. And I'll buy."
    "...Yes."
     
  8. plynch

    plynch Commodore Commodore

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    I think even as a detective, he'd have a hard time with motives of passion and irrationality.
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    You could argue that Tuvok was simply "Spock as a cop." Granted, not everyone on this board will know who Tuvok was.
     
  10. Marsden

    Marsden Commodore Commodore

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    Spock would be a great cop! He's got copper in his blood!








    please don't kill me.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the Vulcan justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally logical groups. Sgt. Spock, who investigates crime, and the Vulcan High Command, who prosecutes the offenders. These are their stories.

    *doink-doink!*
     
  12. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As since Vulcans usually live to be over 200 years old. No police department would hire him. Nobody could afford the cost of his retirement. He could work for the FBI. They don't care about such things as budgets.
     
  13. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ummm . . . what's next? Would Spock make a good attorney? A good chef? A good tax accountant? A good Chinese cotton-picking machine operator?
     
  14. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    Hilarious. I read the first sentence - then I went back and re-read the whole thing using 'the voice'.
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :guffaw: :guffaw:
     
  16. ToddPence

    ToddPence Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I hear T.J. Hooker is looking for a new partner.
     
  17. SiddFinch1

    SiddFinch1 Captain Captain

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    Ah. Got beatto the punch
     
  18. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Meanwhile, back on page 1.
     
  19. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :lol:

    The spin-off series potential for Mr. Spock is literally endless.

    "By day, he's a mild-mannered shoe shine guy. By night, he's an amateur super sluth. He fights crime."
     
  20. Titus Andronicus

    Titus Andronicus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Now that I think about it, a short story or novella about a Vulcan stranded on Earth in the early 21st century, having to adjust to life here and finding a job, would be....fascinating.

    Okay that was cheap, but hey, it's better than nothing.