Vulcan Philosophy -
In the sci-fi movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
based on the cult TV series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69 Mr. Spock
(Leonard Nimoy) quotes the Vulcan proverb "The needs of the many
outweigh the needs of the few."
Mr. Spock of the Planet Vulcan
Spock employs the logic of that statement when he
sacrifices his life by exposing himself to a deadly dose of
radiation to repair a starship's propulsion unit so that it could
soar away from an impending explosion.
In the motion picture Star Trek: Undiscovered
Country Spock (now resurrected) mentioned "There's an old
Vulcan proverb 'Only Nixon can go to China," and followed that
with "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end."
Another alien race in the Star Trek universe was the Klingons who
were the opposite of the Vulcans. They were barbaric and war-like
and let their passions rule their actions. A popular Klingon
proverb reads: "Revenge is a dish, best served cold." See also
- SIGNOFFS: "Live Long and Prosper"
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