|Relationships:||Amanda Grayson (second wife); Spock (son); Sybok (son by first marriage)|
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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.
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.
Examples of Sarek in Fan Fiction
- "It Seemed The Logical Thing", short story by Ruth Berman published in T-Negative #9 begins "You're what?" "You heard me."
- "Let Me Count the Ways", fan novella by Judith Brownlee published in Eridani Triad #2, about Sarek and Amanda's marriage
- The Night of the Twin Moons, early influential zine novel by Jean Lorrah about Sarek and Amanda
- Jean Lorrah's Sarek Collection
Examples of Sarek in Fan Art
illustration by Mary Stacy