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Old August 9 2013, 11:15 PM   #26
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Re: Random Thoughts After a TOS Marathon

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(2) Compared to the "big three" of the television show (Kirk, Spock, McCoy), the big four of the movies (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Uhura) just doesn't work for me.
As many others have noted, Kirk was the "Everyman" of TOS, with Spock and McCoy forming his conscience (devil and angel, logic and compassion). This trio is a perfect tool for telling stories, and the reason any additional characters are "supporting" (or guest stars, etc.).
I always thought of Spock as the logic, McCoy as the emotion, and Kirk as the wisdom combining the two.
Yup. Animus, anima, and whole person, respectively.
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