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Old May 25 2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Star-Crossed question

I was wondering if someone could help me with a story reference. I just read DC Comics TOS vol.2 #75: Star-Crossed part 3. In it Spock refers to an incident when he recently saved his parents but other lives were lost. He sites this as an example of his need to get his emotions back under control by going back to Vulcan. Does anyone know if this incident has been told in a story of some sort or if it was just a reference made up for that comic issue?

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Old May 26 2013, 02:09 AM   #2
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Hmm... my first thought was that it might be a "Journey to Babel" reference, but I checked the issue, and that doesn't work; the dialogue indicates that both Sarek and Amanda's lives were at stake. And it's not a reference to an earlier issue; most of the comics up to that point had been set in the movie era, and none of those set in the 5YM era had involved the events described. It must've been invented for the story, probably to suggest something that would provoke an emotional response from Spock and compromise his judgment.
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Old May 26 2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Could be "Demons" by J.M. Dillard.
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Old May 27 2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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I remember that Shatner's third novel provided a background on Amanda and Sarek being part of a separatist group on Vulcan, of course, as I remember, Spock only found out about it in the 24th century, so maybe Shatner or the Reeves-Stevens heard about that from the comics and decided to explore it more.
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Old May 27 2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Could also be a reference to The Vulcan Academy Murders
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Old May 27 2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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Re: Star-Crossed question

datalogan wrote: View Post
Could also be a reference to The Vulcan Academy Murders
I was wondering that myself.
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Old May 27 2013, 10:25 PM   #7
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Sarek's never in danger in that book from memory, though I suppose he would eventually have been. But that book's more of a kirk saving jobbie then Spock too. As I said, I think "Demons" fits the bill, but it's been over a decade since I read it, so I'll have to excavate it from my book mounds this weekend & check.
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Old May 28 2013, 12:55 AM   #8
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^ If I recall correctly, Sarek was in danger from the possibility of Amanda's death. In The Vulcan Academy Murders's version of the Vulcan mating bond, if one partner dies, the other could be in real physical danger from the separation. Admittedly, a bit of a stretch. Your point about Kirk saving the day more so than Spock is exactly right, though.
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Old May 28 2013, 01:42 AM   #9
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Given how rarely the comics referenced the novels at that time (post-Arnold, but with Arnold's restrictions still sticking around by inertia), I really think it's just an unseen mission that Howie made up for the sake of that particular story. Maybe it was a story he was planning to write later but didn't get to because Kevin Ryan then took over as writer and the series was cancelled 5 issues later anyway.
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