It’s a common misconception that Vulcans lack emotion or passion. In fact, the Vulcans might say it is the intensity of their emotions and passion that have led them to adopt their strict philosophy based on pure logic. Yet, not all Vulcans believe that the best way to live is to temper the Vulcan heart, and these Vulcans are known as the v’tosh ka’tur, or “Vulcans without logic,” some of whom were first encountered by Captain Archer and the Enterprise NX-01. The Mercury‘s chief medical officer Dr. Velana is a descendant of the group and soon after her arrival on Earth, she discovered the challenges that came with being a non-traditional Vulcan in Starfleet.
Upon her graduation from the Academy, she was assigned to the USS Independence-A, and her first mission took her to the Mirror Universe, where she met her “other” self. She later saved the life of Alleran Tan and moved up the ranks, eventually becoming chief medical officer of the USS Tiger-A and USS Mercury and continuing her commitment to follow in her father’s footsteps as a dutiful ship’s physician. That’s not to say it’s been all work and no play for this fashionable Vulcan who enjoys Gothic literature and jogging on a holodeck simulation of San Francisco’s Baker Beach, but for more details, you’ll have to check out her bio yourself!
Dr. Velana’s bio will be displayed on the wiki’s front page for the next month. As always, you can find out more about the contest at its wiki page or in its forum. Be sure to drop by and submit your own nominations for the next round!