In the latter half of the 23rd century, he served aboard the starship USS Enterprise as science officer under Captain Christopher Pike, as first officer and science officer under Captain James T. Kirk, and as the Enterprise's commanding officer during her tenure as a training vessel. In the 24th century, Spock became a celebrated ambassador and adviser to the Federation's leadership. He disappeared in 2387 after saving the Federation from a supernova that destroyed Romulus, causing the creation of the alternate reality.
Spock's mixed parentage caused difficulties throughout his early life. His own father, despite having married a Human woman, was somewhat ambivalent about his son's half-Human nature at his birth. For her part, Amanda watched Spock's stiff-lipped anguish caused by torment at the hands of other Vulcan children, who repeatedly attacked and teased him to provoke emotional responses, knowing that his "Human half" was suffering.
In 2237, at the age of seven, Spock decided (prematurely, and without parental knowledge or approval) to undertake the kahs-wan maturity trial in the Vulcan wilderness in an attempt to prove himself. His pet sehlat, I-Chaya, tagged along against his master's wishes, and defended Spock from the attack of a carnivorous, venomous le-matya. The intervention of an older cousin saved Spock from the le-matya, but I-Chaya was left badly wounded. Faced with the stark choice of a painfully extended life or a peaceful release for I-Chaya, Spock logically opted for the latter. That decision marked his choice of following in the philosophies of Surak: logic and emotional control. Many years later, in 2269, the accidental creation of an alternate timeline created a universe where Spock was killed in his childhood. Using the Guardian of Forever, Spock returned to the Vulcan of his youth and assumed the role of Selek, the nearly-forgotten cousin who saved his life during the kahs-wan ordeal.
Sarek gave Spock his first lessons in computers, setting him on the path of a scientific career. Against his father's wish that he complete his instruction at the Vulcan Science Academy in the family tradition, Spock expressed a desire to join Starfleet. The argument came to a head in 2249 with Spock's final decision, causing a rift that kept them from speaking to each other for eighteen years.
In the alternate reality, Spock (the first person ever admitted to the Vulcan Science Academy who then chose not to attend) reached his decision when he concluded that the senior professors of the Academy would never see him as an equal, realizing this once and for all upon being told that his record was all the more impressive given the "disadvantage" of being half-Human—told by the astonished head councilor that never before had a Vulcan turned down this honor, Spock shot back that, as he obviously wasn't a real Vulcan, this was still true.
Spock was commissioned as a Starfleet officer in 2250 with the serial number S 179-276 SP, and held an A7 computer expert classification. By 2254, he was assigned to the USS Enterprise. The starship and her namesake were his home for nearly forty years, until 2293.
As a science officer under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, Spock was wounded in the leg when Pike's landing party was attacked on Rigel VII in 2254. As the ship proceeded to the Vega colony for medical care, a radio wave distress call forced Pike to divert the ship to Talos IV. Still limping, Spock joined a landing party that transported to the barren surface of the planet, where Pike was captured by Talosians; he was the first of the ship's crew to realize that the Talosians had powerful illusory abilities. Spock's final report, along with Pike's, recommended a ban on visitation to the planet. The judgment was endorsed by Starfleet's General Order 7.
Spock's service under Pike (eleven years, four months, and five days) inspired considerable respect and loyalty from the young officer. In 2267, Spock risked his life and career for the sake of his former captain.
Background and trivia Edit
- Spock was portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and all films set in the TOS era and Kelvin timeline.
Notes and references Edit
- ↑ TOS: "This Side of Paradise"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 TAS: "Yesteryear"
- ↑ Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- ↑ Cite error: Invalid
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- ↑ 5.0 5.1 TOS: "Journey to Babel"
- ↑ TOS: "The Enterprise Incident"
- ↑ TOS: "Court Martial"
- ↑ TOS: "The Ultimate Computer"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 TOS: "The Cage"
- ↑ Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I"
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 TOS: "The Menagerie, Part II"
- Spock at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki
- Spock at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki
- Spock at the Star Trek Online Wiki
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