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Old November 9 2011, 01:14 AM   #9
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Re: OTHER Starship Captains - Symbolism, Foreshadowing & Plot Devices

Thanks Uxi, it gives me a great sense of comfort to know I am not the only one laughing,.. that would be scary LOL!

Seriously though, in point-of-fact, Nilz Barris really doesn't symbolize anything in the classic sense of the word, he is really just used as a gimmick with which to vex Kirk,... a prefect 'Vexer' he is too,... a great foil, but he is really just a Device, as opposed to a Symbol.

I wonder what David Gerrold's take would be on his own creation of Barris in terms of form and function?
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