Amanda Grayson

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Amanda Grayson is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. She is the human mother of Mr. Spock.

Little is known about Amanda. She appeared in only one episode of Star Trek: The Original Series ("Journey to Babel") and two movies (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and briefly in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier). Her surname isn't even mentioned either in "Journey to Babel" or in the movies, even though it was given to her in an early draft of the screenplay of "Journey to Babel". She is first mentioned as Amanda Grayson in the animated series episode "Yesteryear", which doesn't count as canon; therefore, her surname, Grayson, is not considered official canon, either. However, she is a very popular character and appears in many Star Trek novels and fan fiction stories, and to date her accepted last name has not been contradicted by any film or TV episode.

In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Spock makes a comment he attributes to one of his ancestors. It is a quote from Sherlock Holmes, which implies that Amanda is one of his descendants.

According to the most accepted Star Trek chronology, Amanda Grayson was born in 2202 in Seattle, Washington. She met Ambassador Sarek, a member of a prominent Vulcan family in 2223. They married in the same year and she moved to Vulcan with her husband. This was Sarek's second marriage. Although it wasn't mentioned in the series, their marriage is usually considered to be the first marriage between two species. Spock is the first generally known Vulcan-Human hybrid, although decades before his birth an Earth splinter group - Terra Prime - had briefly created a Vulcan-Human child from the DNA of Charles 'Trip' Tucker and T'Pol in an attempt to win support for its cause. Spock is the first such hybrid to live a normal lifespan, as Trip and T'Pol's child had died shortly after birth due to genetic defects.

In "Journey To Babel" and The Voyage Home, Amanda was played by Jane Wyatt. Another actress, Cynthia Blaise, played Amanda in the flashback scene of The Final Frontier, and Majel Barrett was the voice of Amanda in the animated series, but the role of Amanda is almost always associated with Jane Wyatt.

At some point between The Voyage Home and the Star Trek:The Next Generation episode Sarek Amanda had died. Sarek eventually married Perrin.

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