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PrairieDawn 06-03-2009 08:06 AM

Shift in Vulcan demographics
 
Given that the survivors of the destruction of Vulcan wuld have been almost entirely composed of people who were already offworld or who were planning to be offworld and in ships that just hadn't taken off yet, how might that affect the demographics of the survivors. Would you expect more progressive, less tradition bound dynamics overall?

After all, how would a new human culture be different if it were composed, due to some (can't think of anything specific at present) catastrophe, only of people who were all, at some particular moment, in an airplane?

Enterprise NCC-1701-A 06-03-2009 08:09 AM

the only thing i could thing of is Enterprise Episode Twilight.

AyanEva 06-03-2009 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by PrairieDawn (Post 213528)
After all, how would a new human culture be different if it were composed, due to some (can't think of anything specific at present) catastrophe, only of people who were all, at some particular moment, in an airplane?

Business men/women and adventurous folks who like to travel?

Intermeezo 06-03-2009 08:29 AM

It could be quite drastic if you think about it. If there was only one race of people on that plane, the other races would die out (eg white, black, asian etc)

Elizadolots 06-03-2009 08:41 AM

Can we dare to hope that while Spock was personally herding the elders through a rocky obstacle course, others on the ship were beaming Vulcans off planet as quickly as possible and Vulcan--realizing that the Enterprise was there--was busily transporting as many people as possible into the ship's storage bays? I mean....surely that great big ship rescued more than a handful of old people?

PrairieDawn 06-03-2009 08:54 AM

They may have, but there's still a limit (Dozens to hundreds, depending on how fast transporters work) to how many might be rescued in that way. And those people would also not be randomly distributed throughout the population.

But yes, I'd think any ships or habitable, mobile satellites would have been grabbing people off the surface, probably from near wherever their habitual transporter locks were.

But that would probably still mean a skewed demographic toward people associated with science satellites, space platforms, and spaceports.

Zardoz 06-03-2009 09:11 AM

Vulcans have a chance, 10,000 Vulcan is a stable enough gene pool to start again.

jerhanner 06-03-2009 12:18 PM

Perhaps since most of the Vulcans rescued were off planet, I'd bet they end up less xenophobic and snooty!

TheUnnamedSooner 06-03-2009 12:44 PM

Other ships probably wasn't able to beam many people off the planet as the transporters wouldn't work until the drill was disabled.

PrairieDawn 06-03-2009 02:10 PM

A timing note: It was not clear the planet was being destroyed until after the red matter container was drpped, which was just after or at the same time as the drill was disabled, wasn't it?


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