I always thought that the Vulcan sequence at the beginning of ST:TMP was interesting. I wondered why Spock was so determined to shed his human half, what had made him so repulsed by it? We may never know, although when Spock comes to understand V’Ger, he begins to appreciate his human half more (who could forget his hand holding with Kirk?
Other interesting aspects of Spock’s failed Kolinahr ceremony to me were that gigantic red food, which I presume was a statue of a prominent Vulcan (I’m sure there are more readers here who know about it than I) And of course, Spock’s long hair! You rock that Prince Valiant haircut, Mr. Vulcan!
I always thought his robe here was a bit too quarterback-ish, but it became the standard look for high-position Vulcans to come in all the later series. I preferred the original Ambassador Sarek look myself!
By the way, the robe Nimoy wore as Spock in the Kohlinar Ceremony went up for auction the other week, but did not sell — I think the seller forgot that many of us don’t have that kind of money! ($30,000)
So, the past few days another in the latest line of snow storms passed over these contiguous 48 states, and as I check in on The Weather Channel occasionally, I see they’ve continued their silly practice of naming these winter storms. (The NOAA does not smile on this). Indeed, there’s been so many winter storms this season that their list was up to the ‘V’s.
Anyway, as silly as it is that Weather Channel names these storms, I’m sure Trek fans nationwide smiled as this one was named ‘Winter Storm VULCAN’.
As the storm diminished yesterday, meteorologist Kelly Cass and storm specialist Carl Parker chatted about the storm, and as they threw it over to their man Mark Eliot to explain the forecast. Mark threw out the Vulcan Peace Sign saying (approximately) “You can give it the Vulcan wave goodbye!”
The next storm they’ll name will begin with W. You think it might be “William” after Bill Shatner? 😉 Here’s some screen caps I caught. Note the little sidebars about “The Wrath of Vulcan”, The End of Vulcan”, and “Vulcan Packs the Powder” — there’s a JJ Abrams sequel somewhere in those titles!
Mark Eliot gives the Vulcan Peace Sign
Kind of odd they named it Vulcan, since Vulcans aren’t fond of cold! It would be a great name for a summer heatwave though!
Posted in Miscellaneous, Star Trek: The Original Series, StarTreKomics!
Tagged Carl Parker, Kely Cass, Mark Eliot, NOAA, Star Trek, Storm names, The Weather Channel, Vulcan, Winter Storm, Winter Storm Vulcan
Here’s today’s flashback: As Long as we’re talking hair this week, I believe this is from a Star tabloid, don’t think I kept the article, (hated all the bumpy new aliens) but kept this picture because I was totally digging Spock’s Prince Valiant Do’. Not too thrilled with the football shoulder pads, ( I liked his black tunic much better) but this was a neat scene in the movie.