The Big Three
|See also:||The Big 3 Manga, The Big Four|
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The Big Three is shorthand for what some fans consider the three main characters in a movie, television show, book, or other source.
It may be a term that has fallen out of use.
Examples of Use
From an issue of The Halkan Council: "Star Trek is science fiction, not interstellar soap opera, and the Big Three are merely characters in a far larger setting of time and space...."
From a story summary in Orion Archives: 2266-2270 The First Mission: "Kirk and Spock must solve the mystery behind a forcefield which has immobilized the Enterprise. A fine look at the Big Three."
From a letter in Treklink #8 in 1986: "... a hard fact that I've just learned: stories that do not include the Big Three don't sell. I've just written a T'Pring story that is looking for a good home because there just isn't a market for the background characters."