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Old March 5 2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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Re: what's the rationale for Vulcan emotional suppression?

It was of course introduced as a gimmick that they then had to figure out a rationale for. In the broader context, Vulcan "logic" represents complete rationality, while McCoy represents passion. Kirk is in the middle, balancing the two. That's the delight of characterizations in TOS, and it was never reproduced in subsequent series.
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