Amanda Grayson (TOS)
|Relationships:||mother to Spock, wife to Sarek|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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The Fanon Amanda
In the original "Journey to Babel" episode, written by D.C. Fontana, she says that her married name is usually unpronounceable by humans, so she is identified only as "Amanda." Her maiden name was originally given in an early draft of the script.
Amanda also appeared in the animated episode "Yesteryear", also written by D.C. Fontana, where her maiden name was established as Grayson. While controversy exists as to whether or not the animateds are to be taken as canon, most fans seem to have done so with this episode's content, including Amanda's name.
In the original script for "The Naked Time", Spock revealed that Amanda was a teacher. This was repeated in the original script for "This Side of Paradise." Fans often portray her as having met Sarek while she was on Vulcan teaching English in a school there. In Diane Duane's novels, she is also a gifted linguist who worked on the development of the original Universal Translator device.
Notable Amanda Fiction
back cover of Masiform D #17 by Lois Morrison-Flack
art from Mind Meld #1 by Gennie Summers
front cover of NTM Collected #2
part of Princess of Swords' Triple Trek Goddess series with Amanda Grayson as The Mother (2011)