"Memorium" is the backup story in the fifth issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published on March 11 2015. The story is Byrne's tribute to Arlene Martell, the actor who portrayed T'Pring, who passed away in 2014.
Description[edit | edit source]
- John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photoplay adventures with "A Scent of Ghosts" and "Memorium." Past and Present collide, as the Enterprise takes aboard a special figure from Spock's past, only to find themselves haunted by a mystery from years before. Plus, a sad farewell.
Summary[edit | edit source]
While on Vulcan during his kolinahr training in the early 2270s, Spock becomes distracted by a telepathic call, and quests for its source for three days in The Forge until he comes upon a cavern. Within, Spock approaches a memorial to T'Pring, and a vision of her appears. They had been joined as children — while Spock had been released from her through the kal-if-fee, T'Pring realized her connection to him remained. The vision of T'Pring asks him to free her, and he officially declares her katra to be released. He bids her a safe journey, and she fades away.
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Characters[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Other references[edit | edit source]
- air • blood • civilization • day • desert • fire • kal-if-fee • joining • katra • kolinahr • koon-ut-kal-if-fee • logic • month • plak tow • robe • science • star • star system • starship • stone • time • title • universe • water • weapon
Timeline[edit | edit source]
Chronology[edit | edit source]
- Spock and T'Pring are joined at age 7.
- Spock and T'Pring divorce in the kal-if-fee ceremony.
- Late 2260s or early 2270s
- T'Pring dies.
- Spock releases T'Pring's katra.
Production history[edit | edit source]
- March 2015
- Originally printed in New Visions, Issue 5 (IDW Publishing)
- June 2015
- Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 2 (IDW Publishing)
- 28 September 2017
- Reprinted in hardcover in the Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #1 (Eaglemoss)
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Takes place not long prior to the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
- Contradicts previous stories (including Spock's World and DC Comics storylines "Rivals" and "The Needs of the One") by establishing death of T'Pring at some point before the end of the USS Enterprise's five-year mission.
Connections[edit | edit source]
#5: A Scent of Ghosts
Chapter 6, Sections 4 and 5
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