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  1. Vulcan salute

    Leonard Nimoy demonstrating the Vulcan salutation at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention in 2011. The Vulcan salute is a hand gesture popularized by the 1960s television series Star Trek.It consists of a raised hand with the palm forward and the thumb extended, while the fingers are parted between the middle and ring finger.The gesture was devised by Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy as a salute ...

  2. Vulcan salute

    A Vulcan salute ( Star Trek: First Contact) For the DIS episode with a similar title, please see "The Vulcan Hello". The Vulcan salute was a hand gesture used by Vulcans. It involved holding the palm of one hand outwards while placing the fingers in a "V" shaped by separating the middle and ring fingers, while keeping the others together, with ...

  3. What Is Spock's Star Trek Hand Sign Called & What Does It Mean?

    Spock's gesture is known as the Vulcan Salute. It was first seen in the episode "Amok Time," the episode of "Star Trek: The Original Series" in which Spock returns to Vulcan to compete in a mating ...

  4. Vulcan (Star Trek)

    Nimoy demonstrating the Blessing gesture he said was the inspiration for the Vulcan salute. The Vulcan Mister Spock first appeared in the original 1965 Star Trek pilot, "The Cage", shown to studio executives.Show creator Gene Roddenberry revealed in 1964 that he wanted an alien as part of the ship's crew, but knew that budget restraints would limit make-up choices.

  5. How Leonard Nimoy's Jewish Roots Inspired the Vulcan Salute

    The Vulcan salute, first seen in the episode "Amok Time," is perhaps one of pop culture's most enduring images. It has become shorthand for not only the Star Trek franchise, but a greeting for fans from all walks of life to find each other. Accompanied by the phrase "Live long and prosper," the salute is as key to Star Trek as starships, warp capabilities, and the phrase "to boldly ...

  6. Star Trek's Vulcan Salute Has A Deeper Meaning That Leonard ...

    Leonard Nimoy was given a lot of creative freedom when it came to inventing idiosyncrasies of the Vulcan species in "Star Trek.". He was the one who invented the Vulcan salute. A 2015 article ...

  7. Star Trek's Famous Vulcan Salute Has A Deeper Meaning That Truly ...

    Star Trek's Famous Vulcan Salute Has A Deeper Meaning That Truly Pleased Leonard Nimoy. If one visits the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California (now called the TCL Chinese ...

  8. Star Trek's Famous Vulcan Salute Has A Deeper Meaning That Truly

    That salute first appeared in the "Star Trek" episode "Amok Time" (September 15, 1967) and was accompanied by a notable Vulcan slogan, "Live long and prosper," initially penned by teleplay writer ...

  9. Star Trek: When the Vulcan Salute First Appeared (and What It Means)

    The Vulcan Salute Stems from a Jewish Ritual. The gesture itself comes from a blessing in the Jewish faith, made daily to the congregation. The Kohanim priests connect their thumbs and make the sign with both of their hands, which forms the Hebrew letter "shin", the first letter used in a name for God. Its use as a blessing makes an ideal ...

  10. This is Why We 'Live Long and Prosper'

    Nimoy introduced the hand sign of the Kohanim Jewish blessing, which would become the Vulcan salute. In a project for the Yiddish Book Center, Nimoy recounted the story of the first Star Trek episode where Spock visits the planet Vulcan in the Season 2 premiere, "Amok Time." Spock was to visit his home planet to be married, and it would be the ...

  11. The history behind Leonard Nimoy's Vulcan salute

    Published February 27, 2015. Leonard Nimoy's passing at the age of 83 is prompting a flood of reminiscences about the actor, artist, and poet best known for his portrayal of the half-human/half ...

  12. Vulcan

    The official First Contact between Vulcans and Humans came on April 5, 2063, when a Vulcan survey ship, the T'Plana-Hath, detected the warp flight of Zefram Cochrane's Phoenix.The Vulcans met with Cochrane at his launch site on the day following the flight. (Star Trek: First Contact) Subsequently, the Vulcans offered their technological guidance to Humans, but were criticized on Earth for ...

  13. Guest Blog: Leonard Nimoy On The Vulcan Salute

    By Leonard Nimoy. The Vulcan salute remains one of the classic, defining, iconic gestures in Star Trek. It's been seen repeatedly across the franchise, often accompanied by the words, "Live long and prosper.". Leonard Nimoy - borrowing a page from an ancient Jewish ritual he observed as a boy in his native Boston -- introduced the ...

  14. Live Long and Prosper (Vulcan salute)

    ^ Vulcan Language on Memory Alpha; the pronunciation was coined by James Doohan as a phrase that could be lip-synced to the spoken words "live long and prosper" in English. ^ Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, Jewish Themes in Star Trek. Lulu, 2010. ^ "Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol." Associated Press, March 26, 2021

  15. Vulcans explained

    In the TOS movies, Spock was joined by the iconic Saavik and Valeris: two of his proteges. Since then, other notable Vulcans have been integral to the adventures seen in other Star Trek series, with T'Pol in Enterprise, Tuvok in Voyager, and T'Lyn in Lower Decks. None are quite as iconic as Spock, though Tuvok probably comes closest.

  16. Vulcan finger-touching

    Vulcan finger-touching between Spock and a Romulan commander. Finger-touching at a Vulcan marriage ceremony. Saavik assisting the regenerated Spock to endure pon farr. Vulcan finger-touching was a ritualistic gesture among Vulcans involving the index and middle fingers. It was used throughout their culture, including in public as a greeting or to signify affection, intimacy, respect, or ...

  17. Vulcan salute

    The Vulcan salute is a hand gesture popularized by the 1960s television series Star Trek. It consists of a raised hand with the palm forward and the thumb extended, while the fingers are parted between the middle and ring finger. The gesture was devised by Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy as a salute for the alien Vulcan species, and is popular within the Science fiction fandom and nerd culture.

  18. The Jewish roots of Leonard Nimoy and 'live long and prosper'

    Leonard Nimoy first saw what became the famous Vulcan salute, "live long and prosper," as a child, long before "Star Trek" even existed.

  19. How Star Trek's Vulcans Evolved Beyond Gene Roddenberry's Creation

    How Star Trek: Enterprise Reimagined the Vulcans and History With Humanity. The Vulcans and Romulans Are Living In the Days of Futures Past. When Gene Roddenberry was first creating his " Wagon Train to the stars" in 1964, the Vulcans were the first alien species he created during development. Personified by Mister Spock (played by Leonard ...

  20. Why Every Star Trek Fan Needs To Visit The Town Of Vulcan

    The One Place 'Star Trek' Fans Need To Visit In Canada. On some days, you just want to say, "Beam me up, Scotty! There's no intelligent life here.". And when those days arrive, Scotty's transporter is waiting in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, halfway between Calgary and Lethbridge. The Canadian Pacific originally named the town for the ...

  21. Vulcan history

    Vulcan history encompasses the Vulcans' long journey from the ancient civil wars that nearly destroyed Vulcan, to their embracing of logic through the teachings of Surak. According to Vulcan mythology, all creation arose from a "Garden of Eden"-like place known as Sha Ka Ree. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) As of 2154, T'Pol believed Vulcans had evolved on Vulcan. (ENT: "The Forge") An ...

  22. Is Book The Last Kwejian In Star Trek: Discovery?

    In Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 8, "Labyrinths", Book learns that cuttings from the World Root of Kwejian survived Kwejian's destruction by being housed in the Eternal Gallery and Archive. The World Root was a vast root system that ran throughout the Kwejian homeworld, symbolizing Kwejians' connections to each other and to their ancestors, and the very heart of the Kwejian homeworld ...

  23. Chris Pine's Best Moment As Star Trek's Captain Kirk Isn ...

    J.J. Abrams' 2009 movie Star Trek rebooted the iconic sci-fi franchise in a totally new timeline. When a Romulan ship travels back in time and alters the past, the lives of James T. Kirk (Chris ...

  24. Court is the final frontier for this lost 'Star Trek' model

    In 2022, at a Heritage auction of 75 props and items, a Starfleet Communicator from the 1990s series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" sold for $27,500 while a pair of Spock's prosthetic Vulcan ...

  25. Ni'Var

    A new CGI shot of Vulcan from the remastered "Amok Time", showing a city in the background. Coincidentally, at around the same time Star Trek was establishing Vulcan in late 1966, the British series Doctor Who featured a story arc, entitled The Power of the Daleks, which featured a planet named Vulcan as a setting.. Vulcan's characteristics of a higher gravity but thinner atmosphere than Earth ...

  26. William Shatner Explains How 'Star Trek' Almost Didn't Air the Historic

    They suggested having Spock, the half-Vulcan character in the series, ... The Star Trek episode, including the interracial kiss, first aired on November 22, 1968. It made history, becoming what most believe to be one of the first interracial kisses aired on American television. ... Sign up today and let the past come alive in your inbox ...

  27. Mind meld

    Vulcan mind melds: utter foolishness. Anybody with an ounce of sense wouldn't share his brain with someone else; would you? I certainly wouldn't.The Doctor The Vulcan mind meld, also known as the mind link, mind probe, mind fusion, mind touch, or simply meld, was a telepathic link between two individuals. It allowed for an intimate exchange of thoughts, thus in essence enabling the ...