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Old February 25 2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

in STID he has his hair styled/parted on the opposite side to ShatKirk in TOS (unless you count those mirror 'reverse' reaction shots in certain episodes) and the opposite way to how Pine had it in ST09 (which was almost as if to foreshadow the classic Kirk forelock over the forehead style of TOS kirk, albeit bushier more movie Kirk)

its even more surprising when you take into account Pine has it styled the correct Kirk way in real life! (check out all the interviews premieres etc to promote STID) In fact ive never seen him with it swept over the other side before STID or since...so there has to be some sort of reason he had it like that in this film.

I wonder if it was intended as a subtle nod to the fact that this is all taking place in an alternate universe/dimention where things arent the same? An inversed 'mirror' kirk...like in the Roy Thinnes movie Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (aka Doppleganger)

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Old February 25 2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Or that some time may have passed between the movies, and during that time he decided he wanted a different hair cut.
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Old February 25 2014, 12:44 PM   #3
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not that much time!
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Old February 25 2014, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

If we go by the stardates, presumably a little more than a year elapsed between Star Treks XI and XII. Don't see why someone can't get a different haircut during that time.
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Old February 25 2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

kirk mustve switched the side he styled his hair due to the traumatic events of ST09

or maybe the increased lighting on the JJprise made Kirk 2.0 switch sides

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Old February 25 2014, 02:55 PM   #6
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Define "wrong." It's not like a haircut is a genetically determined trait. Kirk himself changed toupees, err, hairstyles between seasons 2 and 3 and then in the movies.
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Old February 25 2014, 03:02 PM   #7
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yeah but he always had that particular hair style in TOS. It was part of the iconic OS kirk look
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Old February 25 2014, 03:47 PM   #8
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Butterfly effect.
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Old February 25 2014, 04:19 PM   #9
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

I'm proud to say that I changed the way that I part my hair last December, and since then people have been asking if I got a new haircut.
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Old February 25 2014, 05:06 PM   #10
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Alternate universe remember. Either that or his stylist was killed onboard the Kelvin.
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Old February 25 2014, 05:40 PM   #11
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Khan 2.0 wrote: View Post
yeah but he always had that particular hair style in TOS. It was part of the iconic OS kirk look
Pine Kirk isn't TOS Kirk. It really is just as simple as that.
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Old February 25 2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

He is also likely wearing a small piece (toupee) to thicken his lightly thinning hair
His hair is shockingly similar to Shatner at his age
Many actors have to wear a thickening piece not to cover up a stereotypical bald spot but more to mask thin fine hair and a slight hairline recession under hot lights
Shatner did the same thing in the early 60s and actually had what we would consider a pretty decent head of hair when the pilot was filmed
But some people have thinner finer hair (pine and young Shatner being two of them)
Nothing to be ashamed of, pine is still a few years away from grafts or a full on toupee which Shatner was forced to wear in the early 70s when nature took over but he is well on his way
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Old February 25 2014, 06:15 PM   #13
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Khan 2.0 wrote: View Post
not that much time!
How much time do you think this actually requires?
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Old February 25 2014, 07:18 PM   #14
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

Because Nero.







Always because Nero.
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Old February 25 2014, 07:59 PM   #15
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Re: why did Pine have his hair styled the wrong way in STID?

We're dicussing hair partings now?

Really?

I just...can't even.
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