To Spock, With Love

Let’s be honest: without Spock, there would be no “Star Trek.” The Star Trek’s part-Vulcan officer constantly fascinated audiences with his intelligence and logic while understanding precisely how to keep Captain Kirk in check.

Spock’s mother, Amanda Grayson, was a human who was a teacher and his father, Sarek, was a valued diplomat. Spock warred with his human and Vulcan half until his involvement with the V’Ger machine-entity in 2271, his death, and rebirth in 2286 widened his outlook. In 2267, he received the Vulcanian Scientific Legion of Honor and had been honored two times by Starfleet Command.

When he was a child, Spock owned a pet sehlat, a cuddly Vulcan bear-like animal having claws and fangs. His older half-brother, Sybok, who was banned from Vulcan because he abandoned the way of pure logic, died in 2292 after fighting an alien entity at the galaxy’s center that proclaimed to be ‘God.’

At age 7, Spock was telepathically connected with a young Vulcan girl named T’Pring. The telepathic touch would bring the two together when the time was correct after both came of age. Once every seven years, all Vulcan male experiences pon farr, which is a strong Vulcan mating drive which mandates that they mate or die. In 2267, however, T’Pring picked Stonn (a Vulcan) over Spock, and the Vulcan went back to the U.S.S. Enterprise unwed. Spock did eventually marry in a ceremony attended by Lt. Picard.

Because the Spock joined the Starfleet, he and Sarek had an 18-year rift over Sarek’s hope his son would go to the Vulcan Science Academy. Spock was the 1st Vulcan to sign on with the USS Enterprise, working alongside Captain Pike as a lieutenant and then Captain Kirk.

Spock had a lifelong interest in art, music, literature, and poetry from many worlds.

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