August 31st, 2010

Shipper Manifesto: Sarek/Amanda Grayson, Star Trek

Fandom: Star Trek
Pairing: Sarek/Amanda

Why I love this pairing to teeny tiny pieces:  Sarek and Amanda, for the unitiated, are the parents of Spock. Amanda is a teacher, and Sarek is the Vulcan Ambassador to Earth.  As recurring characters in both TOS, TAS, TNG, AOS, and a number of the movies, they have just enough backstory to create fertile ground for further offscreen adventures. I adore them because they have a mature relationship that has obviously survived a lot of rough patches. They are both stubborn and passionate and often disagree on things (mostly involving Spock), but remain committed to each other. Their differences in personality and high-profile relationship make them perfect for everything from serious plotty fic to domestic fluff and comedic stories based on the inevitable culture clashes that will come from pairing a human and a Vulcan.

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