Coincidence, Flattery and Stealth - Part I
"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery." - Charles Caleb Colton,1820.
Coincidence or immitation?Sub Commander T'Pol (below right) resembles New Zealand's Maori Ship's Figurehead carved in a much earlier century. Sub-Commander T'Pol, however, was the Vulcan officer in Star Trek: Enterprise.
There is also an historic "Vulcan Hotel" in the NZ goldmining town of St Bathans.
The indigenous language and ancestry of New Zealand is Maori. The word māori means "normal" or "ordinary" in the Māori language and denotes mortal beings as distinct from the gods. A Maori proverb says He tini nga whetu e ngaro I te kapua iti (Translation: Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud).
There is an historic "Vulcan Hotel" in the New Zealand goldmining town of St Bathans.
The Star Trek franchise was created by Gene Roddenberry, who flew WW2 combat missions in the Pacific Theatre.