Yeah, nice analysis Christopher
As Nimoy painfully found out when the Shatner/Nimoy tensions reached a flashpoint -- according to Roddenberry -- "Bill is the star".
But the evidence sure suggests, that as far as the public goes, Spock was the star.
I'm with bbjeg
, to me, Star Trek was the story of three friends : Spock, Bones and Kirk. Logic, humanity and the guy who has to decide which is better. When Star Trek veers away from this, it's just not as magical.