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Old March 15 2014, 05:14 AM   #1
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Old March 15 2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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Re: Kirk's Hair Through the Years

And...?
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Old March 15 2014, 05:23 AM   #3
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It's just fun to see how many hairpieces Shatner wore during the films. I'd have included the TV series, but didn't feel like sifting through the episodes to see if his toupee changed in the middle of one of the seasons.
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Old March 15 2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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I really don't get the obsession people have with hairpieces, especially on actors. I don't see it as any different than makeup. It's a tool they use to uphold an image. What's the big deal?
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Old March 15 2014, 06:23 AM   #5
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I think it's just meant in fun . No harm, no foul.

@ Clark Terrell: Thanks for the thread. Always thought that the whole Kirk toupee thing was rather silly and there's nothing wrong with a good laugh in regards to it.

The Voyage Home one actually looks like it could be just his hair period, it's one good toupee, tbh.
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Old March 15 2014, 06:27 AM   #6
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I really don't get the obsession people have with hairpieces, especially on actors. I don't see it as any different than makeup. It's a tool they use to uphold an image. What's the big deal?
But we're not talking about just any actor. We're talking about The Shatner!

What other actor has an entire website devoted to his toupees?
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Old March 15 2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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Makes you wonder if one of the reasons that Gene cast Patrick Stewart was because he was already "openly" bald, so there would be no more having to deal with toupees and secrecy like he had to with Shatner.
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Old March 15 2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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Re: Kirk's Hair Through the Years

I've always thought they did a great job on Shatner's hair. I also agree that TVH shows him with the best look.
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Old March 15 2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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Here's some fun reading about the ever-changing Shat head (and other stuff too).

http://shatnerstoupee.blogspot.com/
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Old March 15 2014, 02:11 PM   #10
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^^ I already posted a link to that blog.

Shatner's worst fake hair was during his T.J. Hooker period. Christ, it looked like he was wearing a giant tribble on his head.
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Old March 15 2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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...but didn't feel like sifting through the episodes to see if his toupee changed in the middle of one of the seasons.
Come on, you can do it.
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Old March 15 2014, 03:31 PM   #12
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I really don't get the obsession people have with hairpieces, especially on actors. I don't see it as any different than makeup. It's a tool they use to uphold an image. What's the big deal?
The big deal is in spotting the Tribble that acted as his hair's "Stunt Double".
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Old March 15 2014, 03:59 PM   #13
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Makes you wonder if one of the reasons that Gene cast Patrick Stewart was because he was already "openly" bald, so there would be no more having to deal with toupees and secrecy like he had to with Shatner.
Didn't they do a few test shots of Stewart in a toupee at first?
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Old March 15 2014, 04:21 PM   #14
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Makes you wonder if one of the reasons that Gene cast Patrick Stewart was because he was already "openly" bald, so there would be no more having to deal with toupees and secrecy like he had to with Shatner.
Didn't they do a few test shots of Stewart in a toupee at first?
I'm pretty sure they did

Shat's pieces were cutting edge technology of the times. I'm betting him & Ricardo Mantalban went to the same place
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Old March 15 2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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It's a shame they couldn't or didn't recreate his lce look from TOS in the films.

Actually I thought I saw a pic awhile back where someone did an impressive Photoshop of that. It didn't look bad.
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