In the fictionalStar Trek universe, kolinahr (pronounced: ko·li·naar) is the Vulcan ritual by which all remaining vestigial emotions are purged and the discipline whereby this is maintained. A fictional universe is a cohesive fictional world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... This article is being rewritten at Star Trek/temp. ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ...
Mr. Spock began the process of the kolinahr ritual after retiring from Starfleet circa 2269. As depicted in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by 2271 Mr. Spock had completed all but the final ritual of the kolinahr, but was unable to complete the ritual after receiving powerful telepathic signals from space and experiencing strong emotions as a result. The Vulcan masters conducting the trials concluded that since Spock's human blood was touched by these messages from space, he could not have achieved Kolinahr, and the ritual was halted. Mr. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... A ritual is a formalised, predetermined set of symbolic actions generally performed in a particular environment at a regular, recurring interval. ...
Only the most devoted and trained Vulcan students attain Kolinahr; most Vulcans do retain control over their emotions, but do not completely eliminate them as Kolinahr adepts do.
Spock had completed all but the final ritual of the kolinahr, but refused to complete the ritual after receiving powerful telepathic signals from space (which were actually from V'Ger) and experiencing strong emotions as a result.
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