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Old April 23 2014, 02:43 AM   #23
Hober Mallow
Location: The planet Terminus, site of the Encyclopedia Foundation on the periphery of the galaxy
Re: Star Trek VI: Time elapsed

Vger23 wrote: View Post
As much as I understand and appreciate the attempt at rationalizing a silly point in the script, the dialogue is pretty clear that the Great Barrier is located at the center of the galaxy and Sha Ka Ree lies beyond the barrier.
I suggested some time ago in another thread that the "center" isn't the physical center, but the spiritual center of the galaxy ("Center" with a capital "C") for many of the galaxy's cultures.

Actually, the Enterprise isn't the only attempt at traversing the barrier. Kirk indicates that "no probe has ever returned."
And this is what has led many spacefaring cultures to independently mythologize the place as God's place, the transcendent realm out of which the universe comes, back to which it goes.
"Beep... beep!" --Captain Pike
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