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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionOther - Television · 8 months ago

Why do Mr Spock and all other Vulcans in Star Trek suppress/hide their emotions?

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  • 8 months ago

    ask my wife! she's a Vulcan!!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They don't...they're just all constipated, and taking stool softeners isn't logical. 

  • 8 months ago

    Vulcans do not have emotions therefore they cannot display them.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    "Vulcans" tend to be VERY emotional to the point of it being almost destroying themselves, so the only way to have this NOT occur was to suppress them.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because it's a tv show

  • 8 months ago

    Because they were once violently emotional and almost destroyed themselves until the teachings of Surak encouraged them to suppress/ master their emotions and embrace logic as a means of being peaceful

    Source(s): trekkie that has the novel Spock's World
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    it was in the script

    there was a huge attempt to show diversity and the suppressed emotion gave a safe story line that could be used as a sounding board and different scenarios 

    but the fact was used to show the more you tried to not have opinion and feelings (being fair and equal) the more you failed. Often plain old unreasonable emotion GUT FEELINGS were the cure to problems.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    they believed emotions led to the near destruction of Vulcan, just like Christian Bale believe so, in equilibrium 

  • 8 months ago

    Vulcans were by nature a barbaric and savage people who came near self-annihilation, until the Time of Awakening; it was then when Surak preached the way of logic rather than emotion. (TOS: "Balance of Terror", "All Our Yesterdays", ENT: "Awakening" and others) Since Vulcans have the capability to exert a level of conscious control over virtually all of their body functions, they can actually manipulate the neural pathways that regulate and receive the balances of neurochemicals involved in emotion. This enables them to inhibit their brain from forming the neural impulses that create conscious emotional mental states, thereby actually suppressing their innate emotions. The psycho-suppression system in the Vulcan brain that endows Vulcans with this ability is located in the mesiofrontal cortex. (VOY: "Meld") The Vulcan ritual, known as the kolinahr, is designed to purge all remaining emotions in a Vulcan. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident"; Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

    Despite their suppression of emotions, Vulcans still have them, and sometimes their violent nature resurfaces. Spock was vulnerable to polywater intoxication, and when he was infected, he was sobbing, having regretted his inability to express his love for his mother. Spock was also subject to the euphoria-inducing spores of the Omicron Ceti III pod plant. (TOS: "The Naked Time", "This Side of Paradise") The Bendii Syndrome was an illness which makes elderly Vulcans lose their emotional control. (TNG: "Sarek") After a mind meld with Lon Suder, Tuvok's emotional system was traumatized, resulting in him losing some of his own control, becoming dangerous and violent. (VOY: "Meld") In a later point, Tuvok laughed when his identity was erased to make him a laborer on the Quarren homeworld. (VOY: "Workforce") In addition, surprise, combined with strong emotion, made Spock (who was half-Human as well as half-Vulcan) lose control for a brief moment. (TOS: "Amok Time")

  • mars
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    So they can be excellent poker players.

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