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Posts Tagged ‘T’Pring’

Arlene Martel Passes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Arlene Martel, best-known to Star Trek fans as T’Pring, the fiancée who jilted Spock in Amok Time, has passed away.

The actress was seventy-eight years old and died today due to complications after recent heart surgery.


Martel: Star Trek’s T’Pring

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Although fans know her for playing the woman who rejected Spock, Arlene Martel was up for two other Star Trek roles before she landed the role of T’Pring.

Martel originally auditioned for Where No Man Has Gone Before, but she had to say “no” to the role due to her sensitive eyes. “I couldn’t do it because I would have had to have worn contact lenses,” she said. “My eyes are very sensitive and I said, ‘I can’t do it.’ They said, ‘Well, something else is coming up…'”