“Vulcans should stick to Logic” - racist?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Kahlesh, Jul 29, 2019.


is that racist?

  1. Racist

    15 vote(s)
  2. Not racist

    13 vote(s)
  1. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    Aliens are a one note plot device in Trek. It's just over simplistic writing.
  2. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    jippers on a beach somewhere
    they fixed that with the Xindi but we've never seen them again :)
  3. ToyBoxComix

    ToyBoxComix Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 24, 2019
    Casual racism like that seems to be a staple of Starfleet culture. But it's usually not said with malice and there's no history of oppression between these species, so it's a fairly toothless, benign sort of racism, if such a thing can exist.

    With regards to languages, you can generally assume that there's a universal translator at work unless it's explicitly not working for plot reasons. So you can never really be sure what language anyone is "really" speaking at any given time.
  4. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    I can't remember the context of this line (and we all know that context is for kings, har har). But logic isn't just something that Vulcans stereotypically have an affinity for. It is the very basis and foundation of their ideology, philosophy, society and culture. It is what they are. It's like saying "humans should stick to being carbon-based."

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