StarTrek.com is currently running an intriquing and thought provoking documentary on the life and history of one of the UFP’s most notable and foundational characters. Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, son of Skon and father of Spock is featured. Mark Leonard played Sarek in Star Trek: TOS (and the TOS Movies) and Star Trek: TNG. Sarek died on Earth date 2368 of Bendii Syndrome. Surprisingly, Leonard too died just a short time later, having played the beloved Vulcan for over 20 years.
A legendary Vulcan ambassador for the Federation born in Terran year 2165 to Skon and grandfather Solkar, Sarek was married at least three times over an illustrious career that was being studied in school well before his death at age 202.
Sarek’s accomplishments were many, including 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 – but in contrast his personal life was stormy, even for a Vulcan. Sarek rarely saw his first son, Sybok, who was born in 2224 by a Vulcan princess, his first wife who died shortly after the delivery.
Watch this exclusive documentary on the triumphs and tragedies that marked the life of Spock’s father.