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Old March 2 2013, 05:02 PM   #27
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Re: Who were the main characters?

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That's not what the word "extras" means. Extras are background players who have no scripted dialogue.
Wrong. Extras can have dialogue, happens all the time.
Occasionally, yes. But it's far, far more wrong to refer to Takei, Nichols, and Koenig as extras.

Well documented, but Shatner's charisma as the lead is a huge reason people got so involved with the show. Both actors were equally perfect and important.
That's your personal opinion, but the historical record shows that Spock was immensely more popular with viewers at the time. It was only through Roddenberry's effort to keep Kirk front and center that he and Spock ended up seeming equally important to the show. If the network had had its way, if Roddenberry and Shatner hadn't fought so hard against the tide of Spock mania, then Spock would've eclipsed Kirk in the same way that the Fonz eclipsed Richie as the star of Happy Days.
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