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Old 10-13-2015, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by buddha_david View Post
It's a common trope in fantasy and science fiction for non-human races like elves and Vulcans to sport distinctive, pointy ears. In fact, Spock's pointy ears were developed as a really inexpensive way to make him instantly recognizable as an alien species.
Pointy ears imply muscles* to aim the points in various directions, to locate a sound. Such extra layers of muscles along the neck & collarbone make the idea of a 'Vulcan nerve pinch' quite unlikely and nonsensical.

But then it's TV; it doesn't have to make sense.

*Humans have some such muscles, but atrophied & minuscule.