We love Star Trek but these three things are just weird.
Star Trek is awesome. It’s filled with so much uniqueness and intrigue. It’s filled to the brim with creative writing and dynamic acting. It’s really something special. It’s given so many of us such great times but man, if you start thinking about it, there are things in Star Trek that are just weird.
For starters, every biped alien is seemingly related? Thanks for that unnecessary story arc, Next Generation. Or despite having intergalactic travel, Bajorans just accept aliens as gods. Now, most things aren’t that weird or aren’t even something to take issue with.
Most things. Not all. Some are weird. Some are weird and stupid. Some need to be talked about and that’s what we’re doing.
These are three weird things that Star Trek fans just accept
Bloodwine is blood and everyone drinks it
Calm down, yes, I know there is no official claim that Klingon Bloodwine is in fact made with real blood. Yet, it’s highly suspected to be. In an episode of Enterprise, when Jonathan Archer asked Kolos what Bloodwine was the blood of, Kolos didn’t answer him. Seems like a perfect place to shoot down a dirty rumor that Klingon drinks the blood of…something. Nope. To help further cement this argument, the Star Trek Cookbook from 1999 describes Bloodwine as fermented blood mixed with sugar. And non-Klingons actually drink it, voluntarily.
Ocampans have babies between 2-4 years olds
This one is just, yikes. Sometimes ideas should be punted out of the writer’s room. In Star Trek: Voyager, the series introduced us to the Ocampans, a race of aliens that live to be about seven or eight years old. They age rapidly, and basically have the same lifespan as a mid-size dog. Like dogs, Ocampans also start having babies around the same age as well, about two to four years old. In Voyager, Kes started her “cycle” if you will, when she was about three. She was dating a man in his 30s, but that’s for a different list. Ocampans have kids at like three years old. What? Why?
Vulcans need sex so badly they could die without it
The title says it all. Vulcans go through Pon Farr, a mating cycle every seven years. If a Vulcan doesn’t get “satiated” within eight days of the start of their Pon Farr, they could die. Even crazier, they can transfer the physical effects of the Pon Farr to another person, even an alien, and let them suffer instead.