- This character is a member of Spock's family.
Solkar was a male Vulcan who lived in the 21st, 22nd and 23rd centuries. He had a son named Skon. Solkar was the paternal grandfather of Sarek and the great-grandfather of Sybok and Spock. (TOS movies: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
At 60 years old, Solkar was given command of the survey ship T'Plana-Hath. On April 5th, 2063, the T'Plana-Hath was passing through the Sol system when it discovered a human warp signature. Following procedure, Solkar had the T'Plana-Hath proceed to Earth to investigate the warp signature, and landed at the settlement in Montana from where the Phoenix was launched. Solkar was the first to exit the T'Plana-Hath, and met the creator of the warp ship, Zefram Cochrane. This marked the official first contact between humans and Vulcans and Solkar's first experience drinking bourbon. Due to his telepathic abilities, the handshake that Solkar had with Cochrane linked their minds. (TNG movie: First Contact, Star Trek CCG, ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
Later, Solkar became the first Ambassador of Vulcan to Earth. Solkar was featured in a downloadable crossword puzzle which an ensign on board Enterprise was filling out when forced with the rest of the crew to live in a nacelle catwalk for several days. Stumped, this ensign asked Captain Jonathan Archer, who was able to help her out. (ENT episode: "The Catwalk")
In 2155, Solkar informed Administrator T'Pau that he believed first contact with Earth was the greatest event to fall on Vulcan history since Surak's Great Awakening. This was a position that was shared by Ambassador Soval. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
In 2156, he briefly filled in for some of Soval's duties as Ambassador to Earth while Soval was on Vulcan to try and convince T'Pau to join the Earth-Romulan War. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
It was known that when it was first agreed amongst the neighbouring worlds to form a United Federation of Planets, the question came on which member world was to serve as the capital of this new organisation with Vulcan being a strong contender. However, Solkar, along with members of the Vulcan Council, did not desire this outcome as they felt such a position would threaten their culture and traditions; thus they informed ambassador Suvek to reject the proposal. Suvek later suggested an alternative, that the planet Earth be made the capital of the United Federation of Planets, which was ultimately agreed upon. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of Kolinahr: The Vulcans)
On April 4th, 2250, T'Pau informed the family that Solkar had died, which left Sarek, Spock, and Sybok as the only members of his direct blood line. This death came one day before the 187th anniversary of Human-Vulcan first contact. (TOS novel: Sarek)
- Federation: The First 150 Years states that Solkar lived to at least 308 years old (the year 2311) where he attended a 150th anniversary of the Federation event in Montana.
|Vulcan Ambassadors to United Earth|
|Primary universe||Solkar • Sasav • Soval • Selden • Sarek • Sytok|