Star Trek’s Spock was far from logical

STAR Trek’s Spock was far from logical, new research reveals.

The pointy-eared Vulcan often said Captain James T Kirk was “highly illogical”.


Research shows Spock was wrong 83 per cent of the timeCredit: Getty

But author Julia Galef believes Spock, first played by Leonard Nimoy, was not exactly a rational thinker himself.

She studied every episode of the original series and found he was wrong 83 per cent of the time.

Ms Galef, who wrote The Scout Mindset about how to make better decisions, said: “One of the things that I fault Spock for is making these very confident-sounding predictions about what is going to happen.

“He will say things like, ‘Captain, there is a 97 per cent chance that we won’t survive’ or ‘The odds of finding survivors are 44 to one’.

“He is wrong a lot of the time. I was curious how often. I plotted when he was right and wrong on a graph.

“Events he described as impossible happened 83 per cent of the time.”

Shocked Trekkie William Trask, 62, of Dinnington, South Yorks, told The Sun on Sunday: “Beam me up Scotty! I can’t get my head around it.

“It’s only fiction but you would have thought the scriptwriters might have done a better job of making him right more than wrong. It is just as well Kirk ignored him half the time.”

Spock famously told Captain James T Kirk he was 'highly illogical' on the show


Spock famously told Captain James T Kirk he was ‘highly illogical’ on the showCredit: Getty
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