|Died||SD 2263.02 (Kelvin Timeline)|
|First Appearance||TOS 05 (8 Sep 1966)|
|Portrayed by|| • Leonard Nimoy (TOS; TAS (Voice); ST01-ST06; ST11; ST12; TNG 207-208; STO (Voice))|
• Billy Simpson (Voice) (TAS 03)
• Carl Steven (ST03)
• Vsevolod "Vadia" Potenza (ST03)
• Stephen Manley (ST03)
• Joe W. Davis (ST03)
• Uncredited (ST05)
• Liam Hughes (DSC)
• Ethan Peck (DSC; STK; SNW)
Spock was born on Vulcan on Stardate 2230.06 to a Vulcan father and a Human mother: Ambassador Sarek and his wife, Amanda Grayson. Spock's dismissal of his mixed heritage was a point that Captain James T. Kirk teased him about on Stardate 1312.4.
On 20 Tasmeen 8877 on the Vulcan calendar, or 2237 by the Earth calendar, Spock was nearly killed attempting to undergo a personal challenge prior to undertaking the traditional kahs-wan rite the next month. Traveling alone, save for his pet sehlat, I-Chaya, into the foothills of the Llangan Mountains on the edge of Vulcan's Forge, Spock was attacked by a le matya. He survived only due to the intervention of Selek, who was a cousin staying at his family's home in ShirKahr. Unbeknownst to Spock, Selek was actually Spock from the future, who had traveled back in time to prevent his own death, which had resulted in creating an alternate timeline. His dedication to the Vulcan philosophy of logic prevented him from reciprocating the affections of Leila Kalomi when they met on Earth in 2261. When he was briefly under the influence of the pod plants' spores six years later on Omicron Ceti III, the two entered into a brief relationship, but it ended when Spock regained control of his mind and emotions.
In 2254, Spock served as science officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under Captain Christopher Pike. Shortly after coming aboard, Spock and the Enterprise's first officer, Lieutenant Commander Una, were trapped in a malfunctioning turbolift, and the two officers discovered they had much in common. Spock was wounded in an incident with the Kalar on Rigel VII shortly before an encounter with the Talosians on Talos IV, resulting in a slight limp. After serving under Captain Pike for 11 years, command of the Enterprise transferred to James T. Kirk. Spock continued on as science officer, as well as executive officer. On Stardate 1512.2, Spock remarked that Commander Balok of the First Federation starship Fesarius reminded him "in some manner" of his father. When Lieutenant Commander Scott remarked "Heaven help your mother," Spock insisted that she considered herself to be "a very fortunate Earth woman."
Spock, a master chess player, often found that playing against Captain Kirk was a challenge in both strategy and logic. Spock programmed the Enterprise computer to play chess, and when that computer was altered to frame Kirk for murder, its inability to beat him served as an important clue to that fact.
Notes and References
- Abrams, J.J. & Burk, Bryan & Chernov, Jeffrey & Ellison, David & Orci, Roberto (Producers). Star Trek Beyond. Directed by Justin Lin. Written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 22 July 2016.
- Johnson, Mike and Jones, Tim (Writers). Star Trek: The Official Motion Picture Adaptation, issue #1. Pencils by David Messina with Claudia Balboni. Inks by Gaetano Carlucci. Colors by Giaovanna Niro and Ilaria Traversi. Letters by Robbie Robbins and Neil Uyetake. Edited by Scott Dunbier. Based on the screenplay by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 1. Directed by James Goldstone. Written by Samuel A. Peeples. Desilu Productions, 22 September 1966.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Corbomite Maneuver." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 2. Directed by Joseph Sargent. Written by Jerry Sohl. Desilu Productions, 10 November 1966.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Journey to Babel." Star Trek, Season 2, Episode 15. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Written by D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions, 17 November 1967.
- Scheimer, Lou & Prescott, Norm (Producers). "Yesteryear." Star Trek: The Animated Series, Episode 3. Directed by Hal Sutherland. Written by D.C. Fontana. Filmation Associates, 15 September 1973.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "This Side of Paradise." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 25. Directed by Ralph Senensky. Story by Nathan Butler. Teleplay by Nathan Butler & D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions, 2 March 1967.
- The year that "The Cage" takes place, 2254, is derived from information given in "The Menagerie." Spock states that it has been 13 years since the incident on Talos IV, and that he served under Captain Pike for 11 years. Therefore, the episode is in the second year of Captain Kirk's five-year mission, which began in 2265, per the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Q2." Therefore, "The Menagerie" is set in 2267, and thirteen years prior to that is 2254.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage." Star Trek, Season 0, Episode 0. Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Desilu Productions, 1965 (Released 1986).
- Kurtzman, Alex, Kadin, Heather, Goldsman, Akiva, Siracusa, Frank, Weber, John, Roddenberry, Eugene, & Roth, Trevor (Executive Producers). "Q & A." Star Trek: Short Treks. Directed by Mark Pellington. Written by Michael Chabon. CBS Entertainment, 5 October 2019.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Menagerie, Part I." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 15. Directed by Marc Daniels and Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Desilu Productions, 17 November 1966.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Court Martial." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 14. Directed by Marc Daniels. Story by Don M. Mankiewicz. Teleplay by Don M. Mankiewicz and Steven W. Carabatsos (Teleplay). Desilu Productions, 2 February 1967.