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I'm Leanne, a twenty-two year old artist/designer from Canada. This blog is about things that inspire and amuse me, while also occasionally showing some of my own work.
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Based on a request by gamma-ray-capybara

Zarabeth was an inhabitant of the planet Sarpeidon.

She was exiled to her planet’s past by Zor Kahn because members of her family tried to kill this tyrannical leader of her planet. She was transported to a barren Sarpeidon Ice Age by use of the atavachron, a time portal. She was provided with weapons, food and shelter and as her punishment, was to live out the remainder of her existence alone and unable ever to return to her time.

Spock and Leonard McCoy of the USS Enterprise accidentally entered Zarabeth’s time era when they attempted to follow Kirk through the atavachron. While seeking shelter in the frozen waste, they encountered her and she led them to safety. As McCoy recovered from their ordeal, Spock learned that they were “trapped” 5,000 years in the past and, as a result, began to emotionally regress to that time, which was before Vulcans had suppressed their emotions. Zarabeth, suffering from loneliness, told Spock that they could not return to their own time but was unaware that Spock and McCoy had not been “prepared” by the atavachron as she was. McCoy, noticing the growing attraction between Spock and Zarabeth, and finding Spock more than willing to stay put, accused her of deceiving them to persuade Spock to remain with her. An emotional outburst ensued and shocked Spock back to reality. Zarabeth eventually conceded to knowing only that she could never go back and sadly agreed to lead them to the portal. Spock, still reluctant to leave her behind, finally summoned the will to do so when they heard Kirk’s voice. They eventually found their way back and in the emotional closing dialog, Spock acknowledged the painful realization that Zarabeth had been dead for 5,000 years.

Zarabeth was played by actress Mariette Hartley. The design of the costume for Zarabeth was influenced by the fact that Hartley was one of many Star Trek actresses whose navels – as NBC’s Standards and Practices department warned Gene Roddenberry – had to be hidden. (Star Trek: The Original Series 365, p. 343)

In the novel Yesterday’s Son, it is revealed that Spock and Zarabeth had a son named Zar and that Zarabeth died seventeen years after the events of “All Our Yesterdays” as a result of falling into an ice crevasse.

You know what I really appreciate about The X-Files?  The fact that Mulder and Scully’s romance wasn’t turned into the center of the plot.  It seems like every TV show nowadays focuses on the romance but leaves plot in the backburner.

Yes, Mulder and Scully eventually fell in love, but it wasn’t obvious.  The alien conspiracy took the front of the show, and all the other crazy things that would happen to the dynamic duo here and there.  Maybe a kiss or an embrace at the end of a show was shown, if that, until the series finale.  I appreciate that so much. 

The X-Files was one of those gems of a show that WASN’T focused on romance, and I love it for that!