Vulcanian/Vulcan

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Warp14, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Warp14

    Warp14 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hey, I assumed obscure questions on trekbbs could be solved in about the same time it takes to photoshop a sombrero on Captain Pike.
     
  2. Forbin

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    I too assumed they were interchangeable terms. "Vulcan" being the planet, and "Vulcanian" being an optional term for the people, who can also be called "Vulcan." The latter phrase obviously caught on because it's shorter.
     
  3. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer In Memoriam

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    In "Court Martial," Spock says he is "half Vulcanian." Doing the math, if "Vulcanian" means "half Vulcan," then Spock would be saying that he is only one quarter Vulcan.

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  4. Shatmandu

    Shatmandu Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The planet was "Vulcanus" for a while in the early drafts.

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  5. sbk1234

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    Didn't I say someone would let me know why this explaination wouldn't work!;)
     
  6. Stag

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    HA HA !!!

    You said anus twice and didn't know it !!!!
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  7. EEE

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    In a similar vein, about 10 years ago my niece was going to college near the Canadian border, and once mentioned at a family get together that she was going to make a trip to Canadia. All of our mouths dropped open, until she explained/asked "isn't that where Canadians come from?"
     
  8. Forbin

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    ^That's the reaction I had the first time they said "Andoria" on Enterprise.
     
  9. Trekwatcher

    Trekwatcher Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Allan Asherman discusses the Vulanian/Vulcan switch in "The Star Trek Compendium."
     
  10. Basil

    Basil Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I prefer Vulcanian for people and Vulcan for the planet. Calling the people and the planet by the same name never made much sense to me. ("Hey, there's a Mars! He's from Mars.")
     
  11. TIN_MAN

    TIN_MAN Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I remember reading in the ST encyclopedia (or chronology?) that the term Vulcanian was used in the ST:TNG era, but I'm too lazy to look it up, I tried, but it refers to some obscure caracter that I can't remember, and the term is not listed under 'Vulcan' or its derivitives.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Actually, you plunged past it with "no thanks to you guys."
     
  13. Warp14

    Warp14 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Yeah, well, until trekbbs starts featuring a patented coolometer gauge next to everyone's screen name, my foot-in-mouthisms will be forgotten sooner than the current blackface avatar controversy.

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  14. sdayan

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    I am right now watching Season 1 of TOS and I am pretty sure Spock says "Vulcan" referring to himself on this episode, even though I heard him and other crew/cast members say Vulcanian before. One thing to remember is that they were at that point still shaping the characters and defining everything. I never had the oportunity to watch all of TOS (syndication never aired them where I live and I just got the DVDs) and am enjoying watching this, such as Spock saying that Vulcan has no moon, or Spock's mother was from Earth.