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Encyclopedia > Mr. Spock
Star Trek character
Spock
Mr. Spock, Science Officer on the USS Enterprise
Mr. Spock
Race Human/Vulcan
Gender Male
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Current rank First Officer
Home planet Vulcan
Affiliation Starfleet
Portrayed by Leonard Nimoy

Spock, commonly called Mr. Spock, the Vulcan who must repress his emotions, was one of the most famous fictional characters to be introduced in the original Star Trek television series. He is half human and half Vulcan, and was portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy (except for some scenes in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock showing a younger Spock). Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten motion pictures in addition to hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s. ... Mr. ... The early Earth starship Enterprise (NX-01) The original Federation starship Enterprise (NCC-1701) The second Federation starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) The third Federation starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) The fourth Federation starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) The fifth Federation starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) The sixth Federation starship... Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Human Starfleet Captain In the Star Trek science fiction universe, Humans/Terrans are one of the races undertaking interstellar travel. ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ... Male symbol Male is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces sperm. ... In commercial aviation, the first officer is the second pilot of an aircraft. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Vulcan, or Vulcanis, is a reddish Minshara-Class planet orbiting the star 40 Eridani A, 16 light years from Earth. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP), with hundreds of advanced starships of various class and size at its disposal. ... Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). ... Vulcan is the name of several different things, derived from the name of the Roman god of fire and volcanoes, who made weapons for the other gods. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten motion pictures in addition to hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s. ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} Subspecies Homo sapiens idaltu (extinct) Homo sapiens sapiens [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} Homo (genus). ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ... Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


In the episode "This Side of Paradise", it is implied that Spock has an additional name. It seems likely that his family name is unpronounceable by those who speak Federation Standard and Spock is his familiar/personal name. This Side Of Paradise is a first-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ...

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Personal life

Spock is the son of the Vulcan ambassador Sarek and his human wife Amanda Grayson. Although Spock identified himself as Vulcan, he had an ongoing internal conflict between the reason and logic of his Vulcan half and the emotion and intuition of his human half. By human standards, however, he was incredibly logical and utterly unflappable in the face of danger. Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ... Sarek is a Vulcan character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Amanda Grayson is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... Reason is a term used in philosophy to refer to the higher cognitive faculties of the human mind. ... Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος (logos), originally meaning the word, or what is spoken, (but coming to mean thought or reason) is most often said to be the study of arguments, although the exact definition of logic is a matter of controversy among philosophers. ... Emotion in its most general definition is a neural impulse that moves an organism to action, originating automatic reaction behavior which has been adapted through evolution as a survival need. ... Intuition has many but close meanings across many cultures, including: Quick and ready insight seemingly independent of previous experiences and empirical knowledge Immediate apprehension or cognition Knowledge or conviction gained immediately and without detailed consideration The power or faculty of attaining knowledge or cognition immediately without thought and inference. ...


Spock had an older half-brother, Sybok, who eshewed pure logic, and was banished from Vulcan for his heresy. Sybok is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by the actor Laurence Luckinbill. ...


Spock is generally considered to have married at some point, because Captain Jean-Luc Picard once observed that he had met Sarek at "his son's wedding". Seeing as Sybok died before Picard was even born, it is safe to assume that he was referring to Spock's marriage. The non-canon novel Vulcan's Heart features the marriage of Spock and Saavik. Jean-Luc Picard is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, the captain of the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. He was played by British actor Patrick Stewart in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and resulting films. ... Sarek is a Vulcan character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Sybok is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by the actor Laurence Luckinbill. ... Lieutenant Saavik is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ...


In the non-canon novel Yesterday's Son, Spock is revealed to have fathered a son while trapped in the past on the subsequently destroyed planet Sarpeidon. In the sequel, Time for Yesterday, Zar returns to mindmeld once more with the Guardian of Forever. In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Star Trek currently holds the record for the most novels based upon a single fictional universe. ...


Early years

According to the non-canon animated series, Spock was subject to considerable harassment by his peers as a "half-breed" in his youth, and he was deeply conflicted as to what path to follow. To prove himself, he prematurely underwent an important coming of age trial without his parents' knowledge, but his pet sehlat, I-Chaya insisted on accompanying him against his guardian's wishes. During the trial, a dangerous beast attacked the pair and I-Chaya was seriously wounded fighting it. Although they were saved by a relative who had followed them (actually the adult Spock himself who had gone back in time to save himself at this moment), I-Chaya needed immediate medical attention. Although Spock was able to bring a healer, the sehlat was beyond meaningful aid when he arrived. When presented with the options granting his pet a painful extended life or a merciful release, Spock logically chose to have I-Chaya euthanized. That decision marked his commitment to follow the philosophies of Surak and the Vulcan ideals of logic and strict emotional control. (See Star Trek: The Animated Series for an explanation as to why this material is not considered canon by Paramount Pictures.) Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ...


In 2267, he earned the Vulcanian Scientific Legion of Honor and held an A7 computer expert classification. A computer is a machine capable of undergoing complex calculations. ...


Starfleet

Nearly Spock's entire Starfleet career — he joined Starfleet against his father's wishes, as Sarek wanted his son to attend the Vulcan Science Academy — was spent serving onboard a single ship, the famous starship USS Enterprise. The non-canon young adult novel 'Crisis on Vulcan' depicts Spock's first experience with the ship. He accompanies his father on a diplomatic mission aboard the Enterprise, and while there meets his future captain, Christopher Pike, then serving as the first officer under Robert April, the first captain of the Enterprise. Spock becomes impressed at the humans, and particularly with the logical setup of the ship, which leads him to consider a career in Starfleet, which becomes a serious consideration when Pike invites him to do so. Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP), with hundreds of advanced starships of various class and size at its disposal. ... This article is about the vehicle for interstellar travel. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), following the 2270-2272 refit In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was the ship in the original NBC TV series Star Trek, which chronicled the vessels most famous assignment, a five-year mission of exploration and dipomacy under...


He served for nearly eleven years under Captain Christopher Pike. Publications from the producers of the Original Series indicate that Spock's "backstory" had him assigned to the Enterprise while still a Cadet, and that he was later commissioned an Ensign and subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. The first time the viewing audience saw Spock he was a full Lieutenant, serving as a junior science officer onboard the Enterprise (Star Trek: The Cage), although series creator Gene Roddenberry originally billed Spock as the ship's First Lieutenant. Some of Spock's experiences serving under Captain Pike were depicted in the non-canon comic book series Star Trek: Early Voyages. Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike Christopher Pike is a fictional character in Star Trek. ... This article refers to the general definition of cadet. ... Insignia of a United States Navy Ensign In the military of various countries, ensign is a junior rank of commissioned officer. ... A Lieutenant, Junior Grade, is a division officer in the United States Navy. ... A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ... Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (born August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA - died October 24, 1991 in Santa Monica, California) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... The Deck Department is a reference to a division on a U.S. Navy or Merchant Marine vessel which is comprised of sailors who perform maintenance and upkeep on the ship (chippers and painters, as theyre commonly referred to) and are knowledgable in basic seamanship. ... Star Trek: Early Voyages was a comic book series published by Marvel Comics in the United States, running for 17 issues from February 1997 until June 1998. ...


Spock's first temporary command was in 2254 when he ordered the evacuation of the Enterprise from Talos IV, after all of the senior officers had been kidnapped by the hostile inhabitants. In the early 2260s, Spock was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and assigned a dual commission as both the Executive Officer (or First Officer) and Senior Science Officer of the Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk (Star Trek: The Original Series). By 2267, Spock had risen in rank to a full Commander. He resigned his commission in 2270 in order to return to Vulcan and undergo training for the Kolinahr discipline. In the fictional Star Trek, Talos IV is the fourth planet of the Talos System; inhabited by the Talosians. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, was captain of two starships Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Insignia of a United States Navy Commander Commander is a military rank used in many navies but not generally in armies or air forces. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, kolinahr (pronounced: ko·li·naar) is the Vulcan ritual by which all remaining vestigial emotions are purged and the discipline whereby this is maintained. ...


In 2271 Spock returned to active duty, reinstated as a Commander, and posted as the Senior Science Officer to the USS Enterprise. Following the V'ger crisis (chronicled in Star Trek: The Motion Picture), and the loss of Enterprise Executive Officer, Captain Willard Decker, Spock apparently resumed his dual post of First Officer and Senior Science Officer of the USS Enterprise. It is assumed that another mission of exploration followed this event, however this has yet to be established into canon. Spoiler warning: In Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Vger (Vejur in the novelization, which is canon, considering it was written by Gene Roddenberry) is a fictional sentient life form based upon Voyager 6, a fictional NASA probe. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... In the Star Trek universe, Willard Decker was briefly captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise after its refit in 2270. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


A number of years later, the Enterprise was assigned as a training vessel under Starfleet Academy. Spock was promoted to Captain and assigned as the Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise as Kirk had reverted to his former rank of Admiral in Starfleet Command. In 2282, Spock was temporarily relieved of command during the Genesis Crisis (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), when Admiral James T. Kirk took command of the Enterprise as per Starfleet regulations in order to investigate an emergency situation surrounding the Regula I scientific research space station, but ultimately resulting in combat with the exiled tyrannt Khan Noonien Singh. During the final battle, Spock entered a radioactive antimatter control chamber without a protective suit. He performed this heroic deed in order to return the ship's warp engines to service just barely in time to allow the Enterprise to escape the explosion of the Genesis Device. While the planet Genesis was created, Spock died. The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). ... Starfleet Command In the fictional world of Star Trek, Starfleet Command is the headquarters of Starfleet, the directorate of exploration and defense for the United Federation of Planets. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Khan Noonien Singh is a villain in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Radioactive decay is the set of various processes by which unstable atomic nuclei (nuclides) emit subatomic particles. ... Antimatter or contra-terrene matter is matter that is composed of the antiparticles of those that constitute normal matter. ... In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the warp drive is a form of faster-than-light (FTL) propulsion. ... It has been suggested that Genesis Planet be merged into this article or section. ...


Rebirth

It was later discovered that Spock had transferred his katra, or spiritual essence, to the brain of a shipmate, Dr. Leonard McCoy, at death. In an honorary space burial Spock's body was enclosed in a torpedo and fired onto the rapidly forming Genesis planet (the work of the Genesis terraforming project). As the planet's gravitational fields were still in flux, the torpedo soft-landed. Spock's dead cells were "regenerated" by the Genesis Wave. Spock's body was actually "re-born" on the planet. It was later recovered and his katra returned to it in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. (The nature of the katra was further explored in Star Trek: Enterprise; see the main article on Vulcans for more about the katra.) In the fictional Star Trek universe, katra is the immortal, living spirit of a Vulcan. ... Leonard Horatio McCoy, M.D., nicknamed Bones, is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, played by the late DeForest Kelley. ... Taurus Missile launch (Time Exposure) Space burial is a burial procedure where a small sample of the cremated ashes of the deceased in a lipstick sized capsule are launched into space using a rocket. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ...


Following Spock's rebirth, he completed an accelerated training program and was reinstated as a Captain in Starfleet. (Although never explained on screen, it is assumed that Spock's original personality and memories from his katra somehow reasserted themselves following a brief period of disorientation and amnesia.) In 2286, after the "Whale Song Incident", he was assigned as the Executive Officer of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), although he retained the rank of captain. Spock remained as the Enterprise Executive Officer for the next seven years. During this time, he participated in an historic journey to the center of the galaxy (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) and also was a key figure in forming the lasting alliance with the Klingon Empire (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). Amnesia (or amnaesia in Commonwealth English) is a condition in which memory is disturbed. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) commissioned in 2286 was a Constitution class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Paramount Pictures, 1989; see also 1989 in film) is the fifth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Klingons (tlhIngan in the Klingon language) are a race of humanoids in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Later life

Sometime after the decommissioning of the NCC-1701-A, Spock retired from Starfleet service and focused on diplomacy. It was during this time that he publicly challenged his father's position on the Cardassians, which was considered controversial. These events were explored in the non-canon graphic novella Star Trek: Enter the Wolves. The USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation has the registry NCC-1701-D NCC is a fictional designation for starships conceived within Star Trek. ... Cardassians, a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe, and the Cardassian Union were introduced in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Wounded. Cardassians were one of the main parts of the storyline in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


His activities and whereabouts over the next 70-75 years are as yet unrevealed, but Spock apparently took a wife during this time (Jean-Luc Picard once remarked that he'd attended the wedding of Sarek's son). The non-canon novel Vulcan's Heart features the marriage of Spock and Saavik. Lieutenant Saavik is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ...


In the early 2370s, Spock was seen outside his then-role as Federation ambassador on the Romulan homeworld of Romulus. He was attempting to bring about a peace between the Romulans and Vulcans, healing a rift between the two peoples that had lasted for thousands of years. (Star Trek: The Next Generation "Unification Parts I and II") It's possible that his work may have been responsible for the improving relations between the Federation and the Romulans (Star Trek Nemesis), however nothing has been established in canon as yet. In the Star Trek fictional universe, the United Federation of Planets is a federation of more than 150 constituent planets and thousands of colonies; it is the parent organization of Starfleet. ... The Romulans, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, are descended from Vulcans and are characterized as being deceitful, cunning, and treacherous. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds (so-called because they have a similar size and are neighbours, like Earth and Venus). ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... Star Trek Nemesis (Paramount Pictures, 2002; see also 2002 in film) is the tenth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


In the non-canon novel Captain's Blood, Spock is publicly assassinated at a peace rally on Romulus following the events of Nemesis.

Spock was named one of the 50 greatest TV characters ever by TV Guide.
Spock was named one of the 50 greatest TV characters ever by TV Guide.

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Abilities

Various episodes of TOS revealed different facets of Spock's personality and abilities. For example, "The Omega Glory" revealed that Spock had the ability to exercise limited control over the minds of others—an ability never again exhibited by any Vulcan. This, combined with Spock's ability to transfer his katra, has led some to speculate that Spock possessed more advanced mental and psychic abilities than average Vulcans. TOS also revealed that Spock is an accomplished musician, adept at playing a form of Vulcan harp. He also (in "Requiem for Methuselah") displayed advanced knowledge of classical music. He also possessed enthusiasm for three-dimensional chess. The Omega Glory is a second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast March 1, 1968 and repeated July 26, 1968. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, katra is the immortal, living spirit of a Vulcan. ... The harp is a chordophone which has its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. ... Requiem for Methuselah is a third season episode of Star Trek: Original Series, first broadcast February 14, 1969. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Three-dimensional chess, or 3D chess, are examples of chess variants. ...


Vulcan Nerve Pinch

Spock popularised the Vulcan nerve pinch. This manoeuvre renders most humans and humanoids unconscious by applying pressure at pressure points at the shoulder, neck or faces of humans. The Vulcan Death Grip was a more extreme version used by Spock in the episode "The Enterprise Incident" where it apparently killed an insane Kirk. However it was actually a ruse to allow Kirk to feign death and then surreptitiously steal the cloaking device from the Romulan flagship, so it is unknown if the Vulcan Death Grip actually exists, as it has not been used by any Vulcan before or since. The fact that Spock later denied the existence of the Death Grip would seem to indicate that it does not. In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used by Vulcans to render other humanoids unconscious by pinching the base of their neck. ...


Mind meld

Spock famously performed a mind meld on a number of occasions to communicate with a creature that did not speak the universal language, or to delve more deeply into another's subconscious so as to retrieve important information not otherwise accessible. This technique involved placing his fingers at key points on the face (or equivalent thereof) of the being in question. After a moment, his consciousness was merged with the consciousness of the being, thus leading to thoughts and emotions being shared by both. Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ...


The Mirror Spock

Captain Kirk with the mirror Spock in Mirror, Mirror
Captain Kirk with the mirror Spock in Mirror, Mirror

In the mirror universe, Spock was first officer of the ISS Enterprise in 2267. Like his counterpart, Spock was a logical being who was loyal to his captain, James T. Kirk, and chose to warn him when he was ordered by the Terran Empire to kill him and take command if he did not launch an attack against the Halkans in retribution for their refusal to negotiate with the Empire. Image from Star Trek: The Original Series episode, Mirror, Mirror © 1967 Paramount Pictures, produced by Gene Roddenberry. ... Image from Star Trek: The Original Series episode, Mirror, Mirror © 1967 Paramount Pictures, produced by Gene Roddenberry. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, was captain of two starships Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Mirror, Mirror was an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... In the Star Trek television series, the Mirror Universe is an alternate reality. ... In commercial aviation, the first officer is the second pilot of an aircraft. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the I.S.S. Enterprise is a starship from the Mirror Universe reality. ... The 23rd century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2201-2300. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, was captain of two starships Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The Terran Empire is, in the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Mirror Universe counterpart of the United Federation of Planets. ...


Based on his captain's apparently erratic behavior, Spock correctly deduced that Kirk had actually been accidentally replaced by his counterpart from our universe, and devised a means of returning Kirk, Scotty, McCoy, and Uhura to their original ship. James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, was captain of two starships Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Montgomery Scott, nicknamed Scotty, is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... Leonard Horatio McCoy, M.D., nicknamed Bones, is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, played by the late DeForest Kelley. ... Commander Uhura is a character from the fictional Star Trek universe and was played by Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek: The Original Series and the first six Star Trek movies. ...


Before Kirk left, believing that Spock would one day become captain of the Enterprise, he planted a seed of doubt about the inevitability of the Empire, asking Spock if violence was the only logical answer. Spock promised to consider Kirk's words.


As Kirk predicted, Spock later on became the captain of the Enterprise. Spock used the ship as a power base to accumulate influence, and eventually rose to become leader of the Terran Empire. He instituted major reforms, turning the Empire into a more peaceful and less aggressive power. Unfortunately, Spock's reforms left the Empire unprepared to fight the united Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, who conquered the entire Terran Empire, enslaving the Terrans themselves as well as the Vulcans. The Mirror Universe is a fictional parallel universe in which the plots of several Star Trek television episodes take place. ... Terran means of Terra, i. ... Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic. ...


The Mirror Spock’s goatee entered folklore and has now become synonymous with evil twins and parallel universes. The progressive rock band Spock's Beard was named after this and in an episode of South Park Cartman's good twin appeared wearing a goatee. A goatee A goatee is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin resembling that of a billy goat. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ... Captain Kirk with Spocks evil twin An evil twin is the concept in fiction (especially science fiction and fantasy) of someone equal to a character in all respects, except for a radically inverted morality (and often some changes in appearance, for the audiences convenience). ... Parallel universes started as a plot device in science fiction. ... Spocks Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. ... South Park is an animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ... Eric Cartman on his tricycle Eric Theodore Cartman, voiced by Trey Parker, is a fictional character in the animated series South Park. ...


Trivia

  • In popular culture, particularly among non-fans of the series, Mr. Spock is often misnamed Dr. Spock and is confused with the real-life physician Dr. Benjamin Spock. Trek creator Gene Roddenberry denied that he named the character after the real-life Spock; he was simply looking for an alien-sounding name. The Star Trek novel Strangers from the Sky is one of the only works associated with the franchise to make direct reference to Benjamin Spock when Spock is actually given the name "Ben Spock" by an elderly man during a visit to the 21st century.
  • Many fans believe that Spock is the first Vulcan to join Starfleet, a fact that appears to be contradicted by the series Star Trek: Enterprise; in fact, there is no reference to Spock being the first. It has been suggested that he is the first to graduate from Starfleet Academy, however. Note: some official documentation from Paramount such as the startrek.com website support the first-Vulcan-in-Starfleet theory, as do some original Trek novels, however these sources are not considered canon: only what is shown on screen is considered canon in the Star Trek universe. There is also some uncertainty whether the Starfleet seen in Enterprise is the same entity seen in Star Trek: The Original Series and later series.
  • The Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Two Days and Two Nights" reveals that Spock's grandfather, Skon, created an English-language translation of Surak's writings. Sub-Commander T'Pol gives Captain Jonathan Archer a copy of this book as a gift in this episode.
  • Mr. Spock first appeared in the first proposed but rejected pilot episode The Cage in which he was seen serving under Captain Christopher Pike. He was depicted as more emotional than he was in the regular TOS run. The cold, logical aspect was mostly associated with Number One. Fanon often speculates that Spock, in his younger years was experimenting with his human side but also looked up to Number One as well. One of the reasons this first pilot was rejected (chief reason being too cerebral), reportedly was the apprehension about Spock's outward appearance being too satanic, considering he was intended to be a main character. Ironically, Spock was the only character from the original pilot to make it into the second pilot and thus the regular series.
  • Several stages of Spock's life, from childhood to adulthood, are shown in the film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. This marks the only film in which actors other than Leonard Nimoy have played the character. During this film, he is played by Carl Steven (age 9), Vadia Potenza (age 13), Stephen Manley (age 17), and Joe W. Davis (age 25). Due to his rapid aging and the pain associated with it, the young Spock is often heard screaming; these screams were recorded by Frank Welker.

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See also

  • Spock and Data

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Mr. Spock
Preceded by:
Willard Decker
Captain of the Starship Enterprise
2272–2285
Succeeded by:
James T. Kirk

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