Spock, commonly Mister Spock, is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. First portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series, Spock also appears in the animated Star Trek series, two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, seven of the Star Trek feature films, and numerous Star Trek books, comics, and video games. In the 2009 film Star Trek, Nimoy reprised his role alongside Zachary Quinto, who played a younger, alternate-timeline version of the character, and Jacob Kogan playing Spock as a child.

Spock serves aboard the starship Enterprise, as science officer and first officer, and later as commanding officer of two iterations of the vessel. Spock's mixed human-Vulcan heritage serves as an important plot element in many of the character's appearances. Along with Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, he is one of the three central characters in the original Star Trek series and its films. After retiring from Starfleet, Spock serves as a Federation ambassador, contributing toward the d├ętente between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. In his later years, he serves as Federation ambassador to the Romulan Empire and becomes involved in the ill-fated attempt to save Romulus from a supernova.

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Spock, Messiah! - Plot Summary
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Black Fire (novel) - Plot
... Spock ignores a chunk of metal in his spine to take command and figure out exactly what happened ... Despite the urging from Scott and others, Spock refuses to take the time to have his injuries treated ... Scott and Spock meet with a small grouping of Romulans and Klingons, all three races having been attacked ...
Star Trek: Countdown - Plot
... Federation and Romulan tensions have generally subsided, with Spock the official Federation ambassador to the Romulans ... Spock proposes that the Romulans transport the precious mineral Decalithium to Vulcan, where it can be converted into red matter capable of turning the star into a short-lived black hole ... The senate opposes Spock, but he finds a comrade in Nero, the leader of the miners ...
Star Trek The Original Series - Cast - Characterizations
... The three main characters were Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, with writers often playing the different personalities off each other Kirk was passionate and often aggressive, but with a sly sense of humor Spock was ... stories the three clashed, with Kirk forced to make a tough decision while Spock advocated the logical but sometimes callous path and McCoy (or "Bones," as ... McCoy and Spock had a sparring relationship that masked their true affection and respect for each other, and their constant arguments became very popular with viewers ...

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    There are only two things a child will share willingly—communicable diseases and his mother’s age.
    —Benjamin Spock (b. 1903)

    I think that parents ought to get some idea of how the so- called “experts” have changed their advice over the decades, so that they won’t take them deadly seriously, and so that if the parent has the strong feeling, “I don’t like this advice,” the parent won’t feel compelled to follow it. . . . So don’t worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children.
    —Benjamin Spock (b. 1903)

    The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
    —Benjamin Spock (20th century)