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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 23 April 2018 at 3:04am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Seems the misconception will NEVER go away:


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Ted Downum
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Posted: 23 April 2018 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Dr. Spock and Mr. McCoy. Two of my favorite characters.

(When I see this, Robbie, I console myself with the idea that Spock could very well have earned an academic doctorate, in something, at some point!)
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Greg Kirkman
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It’s hard to tell for sure, due to overlapping dialogue, but I’m fairly sure that McCoy says, “And probes have been known to be wrong, Dr. Spock” in “Charlie X”.
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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 23 April 2018 at 10:14am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I console myself with the idea that Spock could very well have earned an academic doctorate, in something, at some point!

Yes, even if there's not a Vulcan equivalent, it seems someone as learned as he would have earned some type of Earth/Federation PhD in his studies. 

Perhaps less of an issue if there hadn't been a real-life Dr. Spock - known for completely different expertise - with cultural prominence around the same time. 


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Matt Hawes
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I'd say there definitely wouldn't have been a problem if not for the real life Dr. Spock, and his prominence around the same time,  Brian. It would seem to me that is directly where this situation first stemmed from. It continues due to it being so prevalent a mistake over the years. Kind of like the whole Frankenstein monster mistake.
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Michael Penn
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Recently my 10 year boy and I were watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon from the 50s and Dr. Spock was mentioned, and my son instantly and excitedly asked, "...do they mean Mr. Spock?!"
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