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Old December 31 2010, 03:40 PM   #14
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Re: Spock with red makeup

cmdr_forst wrote: View Post
Star Trek 365 does indeed say "jet black."
Well, it says two different things. In D. C. Fontana's introduction, she says it made Nimoy look like "an escapee from a minstrel show" (i.e. a white performer in blackface like Al Jolson). But later, in the main text by Paula Block and Terry Erdmann, the term "jet-black" is used. Given that Fontana was directly involved with the production while Block and Erdmann are giving a second-hand account, I'd give more weight to Fontana's version.
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