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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 02 June 2017 at 9:12pm | IP Logged | 1  

There has been something that bugged me about this episode. Spock mind melding with Nomad doesn't seem right to me.  Nomad doesn't have a mind. So how could Mr. Spock meld with him?  Spock would be trying to access Nomad's memory files. I don't think the Vulcan mind meld would work that way.

Is this case of the writers having Super-Spock do something. In order to move the story along. Or am I mistaken in thinking that the Vulcan mind meld doesn't work on machines. 
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John Byrne
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Posted: 02 June 2017 at 9:34pm | IP Logged | 2  

Yup, this is full-on Super-Spock.

The mind meld was one of the most blatant ways that used to manifest. Beginning as a kind of Vulcan hypnosis/acupressure -- and a dangerous t'boot -- the mind meld quickly morphed into super telepathy, with Spock using it without physical contact, thru walls and solid rock, across light years, with non-human species and, yes, with Nomad.

I'll admit, on first viewing these things didn't trouble me much, but as the years rolled by...

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Brandon Carter
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 8:13am | IP Logged | 3  

TV Legends: The Bizarre Fears That Led to the Vulcan Mind-Meld
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