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Old 06-03-2009, 08:06 AM
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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?
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:09 AM
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the only thing i could thing of is Enterprise Episode Twilight.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:13 AM
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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?
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:29 AM
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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)
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:41 AM
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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?
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:54 AM
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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.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:11 AM
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Vulcans have a chance, 10,000 Vulcan is a stable enough gene pool to start again.
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Perhaps since most of the Vulcans rescued were off planet, I'd bet they end up less xenophobic and snooty!
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Other ships probably wasn't able to beam many people off the planet as the transporters wouldn't work until the drill was disabled.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:10 PM
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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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