Fate of JJTrek Vulcans (JJTrek I spoilers)
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Join Date: Jan 2013
06-04-2013, 06:01 AM
I realize the statement is canon to the JJTrek-verse, but this 10,000 number just doesn't make sense IMHO. Vulcan has been a space-faring society for 5,000 years. That length of time should establish populations long living off-world, even if numerous small villages or colonies. It has embassies on all Fed planets, its own fleet of ships, not to mention every Vulcan privately employed off-world as traders, scientists, or what not. With all that in consideration, I would think the number should be significantly higher. I would not think it inconceivable after 5,000 years of space flight that the population would exceed 1 million. As good as Spock is with calculations, it is just his statement. The finally tally might have proved higher. New Vulcan, however, might only have 10,000, and the bulk of the population would be scattered.
I've heard talk both ways, but I was always under the impression that the pon farr cycle was the point at which Vulcan
to mate, not the only time they could. If this is what Gene intended, then there could be many more Vulcans. It would also be entirely logical to find ways to stimulate their cycle early and often to rebuild their race.
If Vulcan stood alone, yes, I could see the Romulans dominating. However, New Vulcan is backed by the might of the Federation, and I cannot see it leaving its most vulnerable member undefended.