In the movie Daddy Day Care I recall the character Marty saying at one point:

This is worse than the time Spock betrayed Kirk

Now, I know Daddy Day Care isn't sci-fi, but it got me to thinking, I don't ever recall a time when Spock actually betrayed Kirk. So, assuming that Marty actually is the massive Star Trek fan he is, what particular circumstance of Spock betraying Kirk is Marty referring to?

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    TOS: The Menagerie could also be counted as a betrayal, since Spock steals the Enterprise from Kirk. – Ixrec Aug 29 '15 at 23:50
  • @Ixrec yes I had thought of that and tbh that's probably just as valid as his betrayal in Star Trek V actually – Often Right Aug 29 '15 at 23:53
  • There's a bunch of times when Spock disregards orders, what about when he gets hit with the spores? What about when he steals the ship in menagerie? What about when he strikes kirk in the pon farr? Etc. Etc. It depends on how you define betrayal, kind of a broad question. I don't think any of those things rise to the level of betrayal, but they're definitely disobeying orders. This might be a bit broad if you don't define what you mean by betrayal. – JMFB Aug 30 '15 at 0:01
  • @JMFB you make a valid point; I'll work on confining it a bit more – Often Right Aug 30 '15 at 0:05
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    @N_Soong BLASPHEMY! It'd never happen. The question is much better now. I've seen everything Star Trek except The Animated Series which is debatable if it's canon. So...I can tell you with authority there's never a time where a sane Spock in control of his faculties tried to purposely betray Kirk to hurt Kirk in the process. Do you want me to write this as an answer? – JMFB Aug 30 '15 at 0:59

In Star Trek V

The exact quote from Daddy Day Care is:

This is worse than when Spock betrayed Kirk on "Star Trek V".

Now, the scene which Marty must be referring to is described on Memory Alpha (emphasis mine) as:

Kirk scuffles briefly with Sybok, during which Sybok's weapon falls away near Spock's feet. He grabs the weapon and has Sybok at gunpoint. To Kirk's surprise, however, Spock refuses to shoot him, and they are taken hostage and thrown with McCoy into a holding cell. Kirk is furious and blasts Spock for betraying the entire ship and crew.

Without spoiling the rest of the movie though, bear in mind that this betrayal is only temporary!

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    I've download both the Q and A, however reluctantly. First, you posted the A at the same time or a few mins after the Q. It's fine to answer your own Q I think, but it looks like you knew the A already...so what was the point of this exercise? – user49238 Aug 30 '15 at 21:03
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    Also, how does this help us understand the SF work, which is Star Trek in this case? It doesn't. It only helps us to understand Daddy Day Care. – user49238 Aug 30 '15 at 21:07
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    @T-5000 : N_Soong's question was inspired by Daddy Day Care, but the answer does help us to understand Star Trek better. It helps us to understand Kirk and Spock's relationship, which is a key friendship within 20th Century science fiction. One might be surprised to believe that Spock has betrayed Kirk. JMFB's reaction to the question proves this. The question and its answer help us to see an aspect of Star Trek that gets glossed over by our tendency to view a well-studied fictional body through the tropes it has created. This is why I had upvoted both the question and the answer. – Praxis Aug 30 '15 at 23:18
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    @T-5000 I assure you that I performed the research following the question; I did not know the answer in advance. In any event, this site does offer the facility to 'offer your knowledge Q&A style', so even if I did know the answer already, it is still perfectly fine by this site – Often Right Aug 31 '15 at 0:02
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    I'll also "download" this question -1. Once you knew the exact quote, the question is answered outright. – JK. Aug 31 '15 at 0:40

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