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Old May 27 2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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More Shatner Stories

Riding a horse has proven at times to be risky to William Shatner and in one circumstance, led to an erroneous assumption.

As reported by Telegraph.co.uk, Shatner didn't wear a slimming corset in early Star Trek movies as had been claimed. "Actually, I wasn't wearing a corset," he explained. "I had fallen off a horse and broken some ribs. I had to be strapped up and some kind soul told the tabloids I'd got so beefy that I needed a corset to get into Kirk's costume." Shatner pulled on his hair and added, "And no, it isn't a toupée".

This isn't the first time that a story about Shatner has turned out to be false. Back in February, Shatner had a horse fall on him, necessitating a hip replacement. Tabloid reports at the time claimed that during the surgery, he had heart problems that almost caused him to die on the table. Shatner firmly denied that saying, "I'm in absolutely perfect health. I've never felt better in my life. Somebody made up an absolutely foolish story."

In addition to his mishaps with horses, Shatner spoke about his youth. He claimed to have been shy when younger. "I would send myself Valentine cards," he revealed. "They were the only ones I received. One year, I sent myself six." But being shy didn't mean he was weak or would shy away from a schoolyard fight. Shatner's boyhood nickname was "Toughie".

Shatner was brought on to Star Trek to replace Jeffrey Hunter. There was instant rapport between himself and Leonard Nimoy who was already playing the half-Vulcan Spock. "It was all luck" said Shatner. "I look upon it as the miracle that changed my life."

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Old May 28 2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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I always had a hard believing he wore a toupee. I'm glad he confirmed it wasn't true. The corset story, however, was much more believable.
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Old May 28 2008, 03:39 AM   #3
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Actually, the toupee story IS true. You only need to watch early first season episodes and pretty much any third season episode to see the difference.
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Old May 28 2008, 03:50 AM   #4
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He didn't say he had never worn a toupee, merely that he wasn't wearing one now.

Hair implants?
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Old May 28 2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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I guess I was overreading the article to mean he never wore a toupee. I 've never actually compared the hair from season 1 to 3. I always assumed the toupee was supposed to be in the movies and not the series.
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Old May 28 2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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I know the heart trouble rumor was false. The Shat doesn't have a heart.

@T'Bonz Re: Avatar: Very funny!
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Old May 28 2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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Sent himself Valentines?

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Old May 28 2008, 11:25 PM   #8
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T'Bonz wrote: View Post
He didn't say he had never worn a toupee, merely that he wasn't wearing one now.

Hair implants?
Either that, or he's a human Chia Pet.
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Old May 28 2008, 11:26 PM   #9
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cubbie wrote: View Post
I guess I was overreading the article to mean he never wore a toupee. I 've never actually compared the hair from season 1 to 3. I always assumed the toupee was supposed to be in the movies and not the series.
I'm not sure but I think the movies was a (bad) perm.
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Old May 29 2008, 12:09 AM   #10
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T'Bonz wrote: View Post
He didn't say he had never worn a toupee, merely that he wasn't wearing one now.

Hair implants?
Yes.
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Old May 29 2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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garamet wrote: View Post
T'Bonz wrote: View Post
He didn't say he had never worn a toupee, merely that he wasn't wearing one now.

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Agreed. The Shat always had thin hair. If you have thin hair, in Hollywood, that means you wear a toupee or a wig if you are female. He doesn't wear a rug NOW - his hair on top = plugs that took.
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