Sarek (TOS)

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Name: Sarek
Occupation: diplomat
Relationships: Amanda Grayson (second wife); Spock (son); Sybok (son by first partner); Michael Burnham (adopted human daughter)
Fandom: Star Trek, Star Trek: Discovery
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Sarek is Spock's father in the Star Trek franchise. He is introduced in the original series episode "Journey to Babel" and later appears in three of the films and two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is played by the late Mark Lenard.

The character returned in Seasons One and Two of Star Trek: Discovery, now played by James Frain.

Canon Background

See Sarek's entry on Memory Alpha for more details.

Sarek is the Vulcan ambassador to Earth during the original series and has married Amanda Grayson, a human woman, ostensibly because "it seemed the logical thing to do." They have one child together, Spock. Fans have long speculated as to the true nature of their relationship, but the most recent film definitively states that it was a love match.

Sarek has a strained relationship with Spock; they were estranged following Spock's decision to join Starfleet, but even after their reconciliation in "Journey to Babel", their onscreen moments together look awkward (or just really Vulcan?).

Sarek dies in the TNG era of a Vulcan equivalent to Alzheimer's disease.


Sarek is almost always paired with his wife, Amanda Grayson. See Sarek/Amanda.

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