Re: Should Simon Pegg cut off middle finger out of respect for canon?
Wow, learn something new every day... And now I am somewhat ashamed... For as much as I watch trek, I've never noticed that digital error...
It never really appeared on-screen -- they were diligent about always keeping his right hand positioned just so that you couldn't tell.
I didn't know about it until I met Doohan at an autograph session in 1987. Actually, I didn't notice even then (starstruck at the time), until my Dad asked me afterward why he was missing a finger. It was clear in a snapshot he took.
"Oh, how mortals blame the gods, and say that evils come from us! But it's through their own reckless folly that they have pain beyond their share."
--Zeus, Odyssey I: 32-34