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"Lt. Commdr. Spock: Psycho-File" was an original four-page Gold Key Comics story published in the omnibus The Enterprise Logs, Volume 3 in 1977. It was the third of four original Gold Key stories which appeared only in omnibus publications.

In this story, several personal incidents were told from Spock’s childhood.


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Being of a mixed heritage, young Spock found himself taunted by young racist Vulcans. The incidents broke his mother Amanda’s heart. Sarek tried to reinforce Spock’s Vulcan heritage by training him to mind meld, but the boy struggled with his technique. One night Sarek had fallen into a depression at the base of Mount P-Ta and had fallen unconscious. In his mind, Spock heard Sarek cry out and rushed into the desert to find him, rescuing him with a rope and proving his mind meld to be a success.

At age seven, Spock underwent his kahs-wan ordeal, going without food, water or weapons in the desert for seven days. Spock survived by killing a lizard through the use of cactus needles and his shirt, but couldn’t bear to eat the animal. That was stated to be the true ordeal, enduring that which Vulcans loathed to do. Spock kept the horn of the reptile on a plaque as a memento, bearing the inscription “May I never kill again.”

Later that year, T'Pau officiated at the betrothal of Spock and T'Pring, with Sarek and Amanda attending.

Many years later, while on board USS Enterprise in the 2260s, Spock endured the stresses of a pon farr, which appeared to affect his judgment. The ship was endangered, but Spock put Kirk's life ahead of the safety of the ship and rescued him. The situation would have prompted a court martial except for Kirk’s intervention.



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Melvin Druce

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise


Vulcan (Shi-Kar, Mount P-Ta, Vulcan's Forge)

Races and cultures


States and organizations

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Science and technology


Ranks and titles

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  • Spock was shown enduring a pon farr while serving with Kirk and McCoy aboard the Enterprise, but not during the events of TOS episode: "Amok Time", and McCoy was familiar with the condition. No explanation was offered for how Spock could go through another occurrence prior to 2274, although it was possible that the events in "Amok Time" had not entirely reset or assuaged Spock's seven-year cycle.
  • Spock’s height was reported to be 187 cm, or 6' 1", and weight as 78 kg, or 172 pounds.
  • Sarek was not drawn to resemble Mark Lenard, nor did Amanda Grayson resemble Jane Wyatt.
  • In this story, Spock and Sarek mind melded, which was contrary to later-established canon in TNG episode: "Unification".
  • Events from this story drew heavily upon young Spock’s experiences in TAS episode: "Yesteryear", although this time we saw the actual kahs-wan ordeal.



Gold Key Comics stories and publications
Issues "The Planet of No Return" • "The Devil's Isle of Space" • "Invasion of the City Builders" • "The Peril of Planet Quick Change" • "The Ghost Planet" • "When Planets Collide" • "The Voodoo Planet" • "The Youth Trap" • "The Legacy of Lazarus" • "Sceptre of the Sun" • "The Brain Shockers" • "The Flight of the Buccaneer" • "Dark Traveler" • "The Enterprise Mutiny" • "Museum at the End of Time" • "Day of the Inquisitors" • "The Cosmic Cavemen" • "The Hijacked Planet" • "The Haunted Asteroid" • "A World Gone Mad" • "The Mummies of Heitius VII" • "Siege in Superspace" • "Child's Play" • "The Trial of Captain Kirk" • "Dwarf Planet" • "The Perfect Dream" • "Ice Journey" • "The Mimicking Menace" • "Death of a Star" • "The Final Truth" • "The Animal People" • "The Choice" • "The PsychoCrystals" • "A Bomb in Time" • "One of Our Captains Is Missing!" • "Prophet of Peace" • "Furlough to Fury" • "The Evictors" • "World Against Time" • "The World Beneath the Waves" • "Prince Traitor" • "Mr. Oracle" • "This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit" • "Murder on the Enterprise" • "A Warp in Space" • "Planet of No Life" • "Destination... Annihilation!" • "And a Child Shall Lead Them" • "What Fools These Mortals Be.." • “Sport of Knaves” • "A World Against Itself" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Spore of the Devil" • "The Brain-Damaged Planet" • "To Err Is Vulcan" • "The Empire Man!" • "Operation Con Game"
Additional stories "James T. Kirk: Psycho-File" • "A Page From Scotty's Diary" • "Spock: Psycho-File" • "From Sputnik to Warp Drive"
Collections Star Trek Annuals (1969197019721973197419751976197719781979198019831986) • The Enterprise Logs (Volumes 1234) • The Key Collection (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key Archives (Volumes 12345) • Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular
Related media "Voyage of Discovery" • "The Exile" • "The Red Hour" • "The Tunnel of Death" • "... Wild Goose Chase!" • "A Hint of Life" • "Space Chase" • "Escape from the Clinging Dags" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Menace of the Mechanitrons" • "Trial by Fire!"


Published Order
Previous comic:
A Page From Scotty's Diary
TOS comics
(The Enterprise Logs)
Next comic:
From Sputnik to Warp Drive

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