Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

Journey to Babel (17 Nov. 1967)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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The Enterprise hosts a number of quarrelling diplomats, including Spock's father, but someone on board has murder in mind.


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9 January 2017 | Rainey-Dawn
| Spock's Parents, Strange Aliens and Murder
Season 2, episode 10. The Enterprise is carrying several diplomats to a conference on Babel and while on board they start arguing early about Coridan mining rights. Vulcan diplomat Sarek and his human wife Amanda board the ship and to Kirk's surprise they are Spock's parents. Sarek joins the other diplomats and the arguments become heated again. Tellarite ambassador, Gav, and Sarek exchange words and Kirk breaks them up. A bit later Gav is found murdered. Sarek is the prime suspect but has a heart-attack that puts him in sickbay. Kirk is attacked by what appears to be an Adorian and that puts Kirk in sickbay leaving Spock in command of the ship. The Enterprise is being followed by and alien ship which starts attacking the Enterprise. Now Spock has to decide between giving some of his green blood in a transfusion to his father or remain in command while the captain is in sickbay.

Wonderful episode that gives fans more insight into Mr. Spock's past, his relationship with his parents and his Vulcan ways. We also are introduced to some of the Federation's other races like the Tellarites and Andorians.


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