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Old August 30 2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

From the bits and pieces that I can remember from Star Trek, a lot of the common dieases and other malodies of our reality now have cures like the common cold, radiation poisoning, etc....so why are their still male pattern bald men walking around during the Trek era? We have all these cures for "real" and fatal diseases, yet there's no cure for baldness, Kirk and Chekov's toupees aside of course. I've always wondered about that...
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Old August 30 2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

People aren't as hung up on in the future.
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Old August 30 2012, 05:24 AM   #3
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From the bits and pieces that I can remember from Star Trek, a lot of the common dieases and other malodies of our reality now have cures like the common cold, radiation poisoning, etc....so why are their still male pattern bald men walking around during the Trek era? We have all these cures for "real" and fatal diseases, yet there's no cure for baldness, Kirk and Chekov's toupees aside of course. I've always wondered about that...
Since when is baldness a disease?
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Old August 30 2012, 05:46 AM   #4
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

Patrick Stewart was asked about why there would still be baldness in the 24th Century, and why it wasn't "cured." His answer was that by the 24th Century, no one would care.
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Old August 30 2012, 05:57 AM   #5
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

And since you can cure it, it becomes a fashion choice not to.
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Old August 30 2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

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From the bits and pieces that I can remember from Star Trek, a lot of the common dieases and other malodies of our reality now have cures like the common cold, radiation poisoning, etc....so why are their still male pattern bald men walking around during the Trek era? We have all these cures for "real" and fatal diseases, yet there's no cure for baldness, Kirk and Chekov's toupees aside of course. I've always wondered about that...
Since when is baldness a disease?
I never said it was a disease. Baldness is a condition called [SIZE=2]androgenic alopecia. It's not a disease so much, but high levels of testosterone in men after puberty is converted to dihydrotestosterone, which has an adverse affect on hair follicles. Now I don't know what all that means, but baldness, in my opinion is more of a non-fatal condition and is not very important, but I would think in the Trek era there would be a "cure" for lack of a better word.
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Old August 30 2012, 07:00 AM   #7
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Roddenberry just said people don't care about baldness in the 24th century.
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Old August 30 2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

And YET.. no bald women. Other than Ilia and probably some other non-humans.
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Old August 30 2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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It's a style choice - Picard and Sisko aren't really bald, they just shave their heads to resemble their idol, the great Captain Robau.

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Old August 30 2012, 11:57 AM   #10
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It's a style choice - Picard and Sisko aren't really bald, they just shave their heads to resemble their idol, the great Captain Robau.



ANNNNNND... that's the end of the thread.
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Old August 30 2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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From the bits and pieces that I can remember from Star Trek, a lot of the common dieases and other malodies of our reality now have cures like the common cold, radiation poisoning, etc....so why are their still male pattern bald men walking around during the Trek era? We have all these cures for "real" and fatal diseases, yet there's no cure for baldness, Kirk and Chekov's toupees aside of course. I've always wondered about that...
Since when is baldness a disease?
I never said it was a disease. Baldness is a condition called androgenic alopecia. It's not a disease so much, but high levels of testosterone in men after puberty is converted to dihydrotestosterone, which has an adverse affect on hair follicles. Now I don't know what all that means, but baldness, in my opinion is more of a non-fatal condition and is not very important, but I would think in the Trek era there would be a "cure" for lack of a better word.
If it isn't a problem, why talk of fixing it?
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Old August 30 2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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It's a style choice - Picard and Sisko aren't really bald, they just shave their heads to resemble their idol, the great Captain Robau.



ANNNNNND... that's the end of the thread.
It will now be Boxed.
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Old August 30 2012, 10:11 PM   #13
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

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I never said it was a disease. Baldness is a condition called [SIZE=2]androgenic alopecia.
So the problem is men's heads being a size too large for the hair they have?
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Old August 30 2012, 11:02 PM   #14
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Re: Male pattern baldness in the Trek Era?

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It's a style choice - Picard and Sisko aren't really bald, they just shave their heads to resemble their idol, the great Captain Robau.

The great Mr. Shishkabob.


Personally, I think it can be cured in the future, some folks do it, some like Picard don't, and are just fine with a bald head. It's like the Klingon cranial ridge reconstruction, I am sure there's still a few smooth headed Klingons out there, somewhere.
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Old August 30 2012, 11:50 PM   #15
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It's like the Klingon cranial ridge reconstruction, I am sure there's still a few smooth headed Klingons out there, somewhere.
But why? Unless they were playing humans in brothels for some Klingon's interspecies kink.
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