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Sarek
Sarek of Vulcan
Species: Vulcan
Gender: Male
Hair color: Grey (formerly Black)
Eye color: Brown
Home planet: Vulcan
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Posting: Vulcan ambassador to the Federation
Rank: Ambassador
Portrayed by: Mark Lenard

Sarek is a Vulcan character in the Star Trek fictional universe. Mark Lenard performed all of the appearances of Sarek in the Star Trek films and television programs, with the exception of a flashback in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier in which Jonathan Simpson played a younger version of the character (Mark Lenard did provide the voice-over). Sarek is the father of original series regular, Spock. Image File history File links Sarek. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The gender symbols used to denote a male or female organism. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Human beings have many variations in hair color and hair texture. ... Eye color or eye colour is a polygenic trait and is determined primarily by the amount and type of pigments present in the eyes iris. ... The planet Vulcan viewed from orbit. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Mark Lenard (October 15, 1924–November 22, 1996) was an American actor, primarily in television. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series, ten feature films, hundreds of novels, computer and video games, and other fan stories. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... Mark Lenard (October 15, 1924–November 22, 1996) was an American actor, primarily in television. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series, ten feature films, hundreds of novels, computer and video games, and other fan stories. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... British hunk and World Poker champion, inventor of the Plug poker technique. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ...


History

A legendary Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets, Sarek was born in Terran year 2164 to Skon and a never-identified Vulcan woman. (Skon's father, Solkar, was the first Vulcan ambassador to Earth.) An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Although nearly all fictional work features the Earth, this page describes its fictional place in the Universe. ...


Sarek was married twice during the course of an illustrious career that was taught in Vulcan and Federation history classes well before Sarek's death at age 203. Prior to his first marriage, he was involved with a Vulcan priestess, T'Rea, with whom he had one child, Sybok. He later married Mr. Spock's mother, a human named Amanda Grayson. After her death, he married Perrin, another human, who survived him. Sybok is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by the actor Laurence Luckinbill. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal apes belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (known as the great apes). ... Amanda Grayson is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ...


Sarek's accomplishments were many, and included the Coridan admission debate in 2267 before the UFP Council, early Klingon treaties, and his incredible 93-year effort to bring about a Federation-Legaran treaty. Contrastingly, his personal life was stormy, even for a Vulcan. T'Rea bore Sarek his first son, Sybok in 2224. At some point T'Rea died and Sybok came to live with Sarek, his stepmother, and his half-brother Spock. Sybok would later be banished from Vulcan for rejecting his logical upbringing and encouraging others to follow him in his futile attempt of religious awakenings. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ...


Sarek's second son, Spock, entered Starfleet Academy. Sarek opposed the decision, and the two were estranged for years. Following an Enterprise mission where Spock helped save Sarek's life, father and son reconciled. The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... Journey to Babel is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ...


After Spock's apparent death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan it was Sarek who went to Rear Admiral Kirk to ask him to bring Spock's body and Dr. McCoy — who was holding Spock's katra, or living essence — back to Vulcan. At first Sarek assumed that Kirk had Spock's katra, but a mind-meld with Kirk proved that this was not the case. It was only the video recordings of the engine room that proved McCoy carried the katra. In the meantime Spock's body had been regenerated by the Genesis Device. Kirk brought Spock's body and Dr. McCoy back to Vulcan. Sarek then asked for fal-tor-pan to be performed, and Spock's body and his katra were then rejoined. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) 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. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, katra is the immortal, living spirit of a Vulcan. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Genesis Device was an experimental terraforming device. ... 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. ...


Shortly after Spock's resurrection, Sarek traveled to Earth in order to intercede on behalf of then Rear Admiral Kirk and the remainder of the Enterprise crew, who had violated orders to rescue their comrade Captain Spock. He remained on Earth when an alien probe approached Earth seeking answers as to why it lost contact with humpback whales. Kirk went back in time and recovered two humpback whales. Sarek was the first to spot the Klingon Bird-of-Prey as it made planetfall near Starfleet headquarters. Later, after the Probe had left Earth orbit, Sarek witnessed the session in which the Federation Council pronounced judgement on Kirk, and reduced him in rank to Captain. Afterward, he had a private discussion with his son in which he admitted his son had done well in his life with a group of friends of rare caliber. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home). 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. ...


Sarek's next appearance in a Star Trek movie was in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Here Sarek is shown participating in the Khitomer Conference, which was where the first diplomatic breakthroughs with the Klingons took place. This would also be Mark Lenard's final appearance in the role of Sarek; Sarek's appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation were filmed before this movie. 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. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...

Sarek, Captain Kirk, and the Tellarite Ambassador onboard the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
Sarek, Captain Kirk, and the Tellarite Ambassador onboard the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.

Sarek continued to work as an ambassador and negotiator for the United Federation of Planets for more than a century. Some of his activities in this timeframe have been explored in non-canon novels. Image File history File links STBabel. ... Image File history File links STBabel. ... A century (From the Latin cent, one hundred) is one hundred consecutive years. ...


Spock and Sarek would continue to argue from time to time after Amanda's death (Spock did not approve of Sarek remarrying). During debates regarding the Cardassians, Spock would publicly criticize Sarek's position. While Sarek did not react and himself did not appear offended by Spock's criticisms, his third wife Perrin was deeply offended by them. Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...


In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Sarek", set in 2366, he was discovered to have Bendii syndrome, an incurable degenerative disease of the mind, somewhat similar to Alzheimer's disease, that resulted in him being unable to control his emotions. In order to complete the Legaran negotiations, Sarek entered into a mind-meld with Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise-D. Sarek was able to use some of Picard's emotional strength to complete the negotiations; in return, Picard received (and later retained) elements of Sarek's memory and even some Vulcan abilities such as knowledge of the Vulcan nerve pinch. Because of this mind-meld, Picard became the second Captain of a starship named Enterprise to be shown on screen entering into a mind meld with Sarek. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Bendii syndrom in Star Trek is a rare, usually fatal disease that afflicts Vulcans over the age of 200 by debilitating their emotional control. ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard is a Starfleet officer in the Star Trek universe. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Spock performs the Vulcan nerve pinch on a Red Shirt during a fight from And the Children Shall Lead As used in the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used mainly by Vulcans to render another lifeform unconscious by pinching the base of the victim...


Sarek then retired to Vulcan where he continued for fight the Bendii syndrome for two more years. He ultimately lost his battle against the disease. Shortly before his death, he met one final time with Captain Picard. Sarek provided Captain Picard with valuable information as to why Spock went to Romulus. As a final request, Sarek asked Picard to tell Spock that he loved Spock. A short while later, Sarek died in 2368. ("Unification"). Picard later offered Spock the chance to touch what he and Sarek shared in their mindmeld. In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ...


In Star Trek books written by William Shatner, it is learned that Sarek had not actually been suffering from Bendii syndrome. Instead Sarek had been poisoned in a manner which made him appear to have Bendii Syndrome as part of a conspiracy. When these same conspirators tried to poison Spock in a similar manner, their complicity in Sarek's death was also discovered. These books are, however, considered non-canon. William Bill Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Canadian actor, who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ...


Chronology

Sarek onboard the USS Enterprise-D during his last mission for the Federation.
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Sarek onboard the USS Enterprise-D during his last mission for the Federation.

Sarek appeared in the following episodes and films: Image File history File links ST-TNG_Sarek. ... Image File history File links ST-TNG_Sarek. ...

Mark Lenard also appeared as a Romulan commander in "Balance of Terror" and a Klingon captain in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, becoming the first actor to play a member of all three of Trek's original major alien races. 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. ... Journey to Babel is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Yesteryear is an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Sarek is the title of an episode from the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. ... The phrase balance of terror is usually used in reference to the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during Cold War. ... 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. ...


Mark Lenard died on November 22, 1996 of multiple myeloma. This would preclude any further appearances of the character, unless either Sarek appears as a younger man played by another actor or archival footage is used. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Multiple myeloma (also known as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahlers disease after Otto Kahler) is a type of cancer of plasma cells, immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies. ...


External links


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Sarek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (822 words)
Sarek was married three times during the course of an illustrious career that was taught in Vulcan and Federation history classes well before Sarek's death at age 204.
Sarek's first wife was Sybok's mother T'Rea, a Vulcan priestess; his second marriage was to Spock's mother, a human named Amanda Grayson; his last wife, Perrin, survived him.
Sarek's accomplishments were many, and included the Coridan admission debate in 2267 before the UFP Council, early Klingon treaties, and his incredible 93-year effort to bring about a Federation-Legaran treaty.
Sarek - definition of Sarek in Encyclopedia (272 words)
Sarek's father was named Skon; Solkar (grandfather to Sarek and father to Skon) was the first Vulcan ambassador to Earth.
Sarek opposed his son, Spock, entering Starfleet Academy, and this led to a number of years of estrangement.
In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Sarek", set in 2366, he was discovered to have Bendai's syndrome, an incurable degenerative disease of the mind, somewhat similar to Alzheimer's disease, that resulted in him being unable to control his emotions.
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