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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old May 26 2013, 04:16 AM   #1
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so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

but he couldnt talk Doohan to shave that moustache?

That was an obvious and avoidable visual continuity break I think. I'm serious. 10 years of ageing for the actors and all the prduction value added to TMP related to the series, I couldn't recognize Scotty in the movie. I was like, who's that guy?

In comparision, McCoy had a beard and shaved it for military duty.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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There was nothing wrong with the moustache.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

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There was nothing wrong with the moustache.
If that was Star Trek II where they were acknowledging ageing and etc., and Scotty was a main not supporting character, but in TMP that moustache was a sore thumb.

They should CGI it away. I'm not kidding.
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Old May 26 2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

The moustache never bothered me. People have moustaches in real life, and I doubt that it would be against any military rules whatsoever.
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Old May 26 2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

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but he couldnt talk Doohan to shave that moustache?
Scotty's moustache was actually mooted for Filmation's TAS, possibly inspired by Doohan because he had grown one after TOS. There are preliminary sketches of Scotty, when he was to lead a group of Academy cadets, where he had a moustache (far right). This was long before TMP.


TAS cadets by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

When TAS came to fruition, it was Mr Kyle who got the moustache (below, far left). He kept it for ST II and even added a goatee.


Kyle montage by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
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Old May 26 2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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In comparision, McCoy had a beard and shaved it for military duty.
One can wear a mustache in Starfleet.
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Old May 26 2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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They should CGI it away. I'm not kidding.
You may not be kidding, but you're being ridiculous.
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Old May 26 2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

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They should CGI it away. I'm not kidding.
Sure, you are. You can't be serious. Really, who cares ? I barely notice.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:14 PM   #9
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Didn't bother me. I mean, people grow mustaches and shave them off sometimes. Rumor has it people even change their hairstyles sometimes--even in the 23rd century.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

No problems with Scotty growing a moustache, and his increase in girth between the first two films actually supports the canon timeline's assertion that the films take place over a decade apart....

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Old May 26 2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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Sometimes people grow facial hair.
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

Simon Pegg should grow one too.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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Sometimes people grow facial hair.
Especially in the Mirror Universe!
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Old May 26 2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

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Sometimes people grow facial hair.
Especially in the Mirror Universe!
I think they're born with it...
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Old May 27 2013, 05:02 AM   #15
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

An aside: I remain puzzled by the growing use of the term "facial hair" as opposed beard, mustache, whiskers, sideburns, etc. "Facial hair" strikes me as something that originated in cosmetic industry ads aimed at women: "removes unwanted facial hair".
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