A giant bear-like creature seen on the episode "Yesteryear" on the Saturday
morning animated sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1973-75.
When science officer Mr. Spock was a youth on his home planet of Vulcan, he
owned a Sehlat, which he called "I-Chaya."
His huge furry pet resembled a large
teddy bear with 6-inch fangs andit was an excellent companion. Once when a vicious
tiger-like creature called a LeMatya attacked Spock, I-Chaya jumped into save
his seven-year old master's life.
Unfortunately, the poison from the creature
left I-Chaya mortally wounded and Spock, making the logical decision, put his
pet out of his misery.
We first learn about Spock's childhood pet when
his human mother Amanda (Jane Wyatt) visited the starship USS Enterprise with her
Vulcan husband Sarek (Mark Lenard) on episode No. 44 "Journey to Babel" on the original
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