The 11th Star Trek movie comes out tomorrow, and the Trekker in me knows the plot is going to go beyond "how everyone met each other at the Academy." (Which, according to William Shatner, they kicked around as a plot for Star Trek VI.) But I do wonder about...
EDIT: Two pages removed.
This is from Star Trek: The Untold Voyages #2. This short-lived series (from when Marvel had the Star Trek license in the 1990s) covered the time between THE MOTION PICTURE and WRATH OF KHAN. Spock is back on Earth.
Exposition is fun!
Saavik's background was covered in Star Trek novel "The Pandora Principle." Of course, most Star Trek novels are of "questionable" canon.
Vulcans have very strong emotions going on at all times. (Every Star Trek series has had at least one "a Vulcan goes batshit" episode. Even DS9.) They use logic to control themselves and make correct choices. I wonder if Spock being half-human allows him *better* self-control than most Vulcans.
Spock shows Saavik a statue of Surak, the founder of the Vulcan Logic movement.
The teaching of Surak caused half the population to leave Vulcan and become Romulans. Some of Surak's teachings were twisted over the centuries, so the Vulcans on "Star Trek: Enterprise" were arrogant jerks who looked down at the lowly emotional humans.
Wouldn't *any* Vulcan child, half-Romulan or not, have a hard time fitting in after ten years of not knowing the "proper" way to be Vulcan?
Spock never mind-melding with Sarek was first mentioned in part 2 of TNG's "Unification." Trekkers speculate that Vulcan children don't mind-meld with their parents *because* it is so personal. After all, would *you* want to accidentally experience first-hand the memory of your parents conceiving you?
Spock tells T'Pris that Saavik will be leaving Earth for a new parth. T'Pris notes that Saavik seems more mature.
How nice. And it explains why some fans thought "Saavik-kam" meant she was Spock's sister