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This page details Amanda Grayson in the primary universe; for the Amanda Grayson in the mirror universe see Amanda Grayson (mirror); for the Amanda Grayson in the alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion see Amanda Grayson (alternate reality); for the Amanda Grayson in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Amanda Grayson (mirror) (alternate reality); for the Amanda Grayson in all other alternate universes see Amanda Grayson (alternates).
For other uses, see Amanda.
See Grayson for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.

Amanda Stemple Grayson was a Human school teacher born in Seattle, USA, Earth, in 2200.

Early lifeEdit

She was a descendant of the 19th and 20th century Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)

This is an assumption based on Spock's claim that an ancestor was responsible for the quote, "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Her other ancestors included Jeremy and Dora Grayson. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

Amanda had a sister named Doris, and two nephews, Jimmy and Lester. (TOS novel: Planet of Judgment)

In 2229, she met the Vulcan Ambassador, Sarek, and the two were soon married. Following the marriage, Amanda and Sarek set up home in the city of ShiKahr on Vulcan, and in 2230 their son, Spock, was born, with the genetic assistance of pioneering team Sorel and Daniel Corrigan. They were later instrumental in curing Amanda of a deadly disease. (TOS novels: Ishmael, Demons, Spock's World, The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic)

In 2268, when Spock asked his father why he had married Amanda, Sarek responded that he seemed to be the logical thing to do. (TOS episode: "Journey to Babel")

Amanda Grayson, Yesteryear

Amanda in 2237

In Vulcan society, she was referred to as "the Lady Amanda." (TAS episode: "Yesteryear") Her married name was considered unpronounceable by Humans. However, she managed to do so "after a fashion, and with many years of practice."

Amanda was very fond of the works of Lewis Carroll and would often read Alice in Wonderland to Spock during his childhood. (TAS episode: "Once Upon a Time")

In 2266, Spock told Captain James T. Kirk that his mother "considered herself a very fortunate Earth woman" because of her marriage to Sarek. (TOS episode: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

While suffering from polywater intoxication later that year, Spock regretted that he could never tell his mother that he loved her. (TOS episode: "The Naked Time")

In 2268, she accompanied Sarek to the USS Enterprise, of which her son was the first officer, during the Babel Conference. She sought to heal the long standing rift between Spock and Sarek, which had developed following the former's decision to attend Starfleet Academy rather than the Vulcan Science Academy in 2249. While aboard the Enterprise, Sarek suffered a second heart attack and required an infusion of T-negative blood from Spock. However, given that Kirk had been stabbed by an Orion spy and was relegated to sickbay, Spock assumed command of the Enterprise and told his mother that he would not submit himself for surgery. She slapped him and told him that she would never forgive him if he allowed his father to die. After Kirk was able to fool Spock into thinking that he had recovered, the surgery went ahead and Sarek survived. Their relationship was considerably improved as a result. (TOS episode: "Journey to Babel")

Following Spock's death and resurrection on the Genesis Planet and the successful refusion of his body and katra through the fal-tor-pan ceremony in 2286, Amanda took it upon herself to re-educate him about his Human half. He did not initially understand the question "How do you feel?" but, after being reminded of the meaning of humanity and companionship by his crewmates, Spock asked Sarek to tell his mother that he felt fine. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

DeathEdit

Amanda died sometime prior to 2366, at which time Sarek had been remarried, to Perrin.

Towards the end of his life, Sarek began to suffer Bendii syndrome, severely affecting his ability to suppress his emotions. He regretted that he had never told her how much he loved her. (TNG episode: "Sarek")

There have been two contradictory accounts of her death, in novels:

SarekEdit

Amanda died in 2293 of Reyerson's Disease whilst Sarek was unwillingly forced to continue his Ambassadorial duties. (TOS novel: Sarek)

CrucibleEdit

In 2311, the Primrose Gallery in Paris hosted an exhibition of artworks by Amanda Grayson. She traveled to Earth for the show; however, on her return to Vulcan, the shuttle she was traveling on suffered a total systems failure and exploded. (TOS - Crucible novel: The Fire and the Rose)

Alternate timelinesEdit

In an alternate timeline in which John Frederick Paxton destroyed Starfleet Command and ended the talks for the Coalition of Planets in 2155, Grayson held a Ph.D. in history, and served as history department chair at Berkeley in 2264. That year, she invited Lady T'Pol of Vulcan, the last surviving crewmember of the Enterprise (NX-01), to lecture at the university. (TOS - Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)

In another alternate timeline, Grayson was killed in a shuttlecraft accident at Lunaport on her way back to Earth in 2237. She and her husband Sarek had separated shortly beforehand, following the death of their seven-year-old son Spock during the Kahs-wan ritual on the 20th day of Tasmeen in the Vulcan year of 8877 (the Earth year 2237). Sarek did not remarry after her death. (TAS episode: "Yesteryear", TOS - Myriad Universes novel: The Chimes at Midnight)

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BackgroundEdit

Amanda appears in the 2009 film Star Trek. This is the first onscreen, live-action appearance of her last name, Grayson (established in TAS episode: "Yesteryear"). Spock tells her that he is considering undergoing kolinahr; however, he is conflicted about this, reassuring his mother that a decision to live free of emotion does not mean he thinks any less of her. Amanda says that whatever Spock decides to do, he will always have a proud mother. (Earlier scenes with a younger Amanda and Sarek, and infant Spock, were cut from the film but still seen in the previews.)

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