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Teachings of Surak

The Teachings of Surak were translated into English by Skon

Skon was a Vulcan, son of Solkar, the first Vulcan ambassador to Earth. (ENT: "The Catwalk")

Skon was also the father of Sarek and forefather of Spock, native of the Vulcan city Shi'Kahr. He translated The Teachings of Surak into English. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights").



In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Sarek's family line was given - the line states "Sarek, child of Skon, child of Solkar". This is normal for many cultures even on Earth - to list one's direct ancestors in this manner. Sarek is the child of Skon, who is the child of Solkar, and so on. Following the traditional Vulcan name nomenclature, Skon should be male, and thus, Sarek's father.

There were plans for Skon to make an appearance in the unproduced fifth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. He was also a principal character in the aborted film Star Trek: The Beginning, set in 2159, as the Vulcan ambassador to Earth.


According to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, Solkar, father of Skon, was the Vulcan captain who greeted Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact. The mirror universe counterpart of this Vulcan was killed in 2063. If that Vulcan was actually Solkar, this would indicate the Skons in both universes were born in or prior to 2063.

Skon's wife is named "T'Rama" in the short story "A Girl for Every Star". In the Thirteenth UK Story Arc, Spock had a cousin named Horek. This implies that Skon had another child besides Sarek, one of Horek's parents.

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel The Lives of Dax, Skon is portrayed as a mathematician temporarily aboard the USS Heisenberg. He was friends with Tobin Dax, but was not impressed by his magic tricks.

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