in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race, characterized by strictly logical and rational thinking and the suppression of normal human emotions; (hence) a person regarded as having similar characteristics
If he doesn't understand the ‘Sf’ factor in Vulcan proper names, then he should be publicly chastised.
Memo 9 May in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ iii. i. 278
Mr. Spock here tells me that he is half Vulcan.
Tomorrow is Yesterday in J. Blish Star Trek 2 34
This half-Vulcan, half-human hybrid…has a greater wellspring of emotion than other Vulcans.
It’s OK to Like the Star Trek Movie in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Aug. 80
Paris glanced at him, then did a double take. The Vulcan actually looked relieved.
Star Trek Voyager: Escape xx. 203
Spock had become instrumental in the efforts to reduce those tensions by decades of secret negotiations intended to reconcile the Romulans with the Vulcans.
Return i. 7
2002 New Yorker 14 Oct. 166/1
In 1999, Rice resigned as a provost of Stanford and became the head of Bush’s team of foreign-policy advisers, which was known within the campaign as the Vulcans.
Whenever they had an argument, my father’s utterly rational approach, she claimed, was overly Vulcan.
Common Ground (2015) i. 38
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