We need to talk about Spock's hair

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Okay we need to talk about Spock's hair.
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    That curve ruins it. It's terrible. It's so bad. They kept doing this on Enterprise with other Vulcans too, but this is Spock himself. He deserves better.
     
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  2. Tosk

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    Not just the curve, the hair needs to come from the rear of the head, not from the center. Hair from the center out just screams "Shitty wiiiig!"
     
  3. J.D.

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    Yeah, it screams "FAAAAAAKE"!!!!. Looks horrible and just wrong :censored:
     
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  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    That curvy "do" looks like it's just for the short Spock comes aboard Enterprise.

    Youth :rolleyes:

    At the end of S2 it was a little more like Quinto Spock's style with bigger sideburns.

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  5. Agony_Boothb

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    I just came here for the Ethan Peck photos.
     
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  6. Doctor Bombay

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    My Dad was always amazed at how much abuse Spock could take and still not have a hair out of place. I mean, you could jerk a cap off of his head, as they did in "Bread and Circuses"... not a hair mussed up. The only time I recall his hair mussed was in "The Apple" after a severe windstorm.

    What kind of hair spray did he use???
     
  7. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    You can't see it because it's installed behind his ears, but he has two containment field generators taking care of it.

    As for the different hairstyles, maybe Vulcans don't have all the same hairstyle, it just looks like that to the untrained human eye, and all those subtle differences are the current hair fashions at the time.
     
  8. Lord Garth

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    Aquanet. It's the best.

    As far as Spock's hairdo: he varies it up a bit!
     
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  9. KennyB

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    Just glad the sideburns are better. I know I’ve varied my cut and style a bit over the years so it doesn’t bother me.
     
  10. eschaton

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    Providing that is from the Q&A clip, considering it's supposed to be a prequel (show when Spock first came on the Enterprise) they might have intentionally given him that haircut to soften him up - make him look young and inexperienced.
     
  11. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Funny how of all the actors who played Spock so far, even of all the actors who played Vulcans, only Nimoy looked good with that particular cut
     
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  12. Tosk

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    I thought Cattrall had a pretty good Vulcan 'do. Her decision to lose the sides altogether really made it work for her, in my opinion. I just wish we didn't have decades of Trek slapping the same haircut on so many people.

    TOS had a good mix, but the Berman era has some pretty damn dodgy Vulcan looks. Selar was pretty good, and Sarek (thankfully they continued to have Lenard with a shorter front than most, which helps set him apart some) but some of those later wigs...yikes.

    The ones in Take Me Out to the Holosuite almost physically pain me. ;)
     
  13. lurok

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    Trek. F'ing up continuity hair since 1966 :D
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    Let's not get started on Janeway!
     
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  14. Jadeb

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    Spock's brows look bad there, but they're still better than the overly threaded look we've gotten in Discovery and the Kelvin movies.

    Weird how a TV show 50+ years ago managed to make Spock look so natural while we can't seem to come close to that today.
     
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  15. lurok

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    Sakonna on DS9 had a pretty good full bowl cut.

    :techman: for 'Take Me Out...': it wasn't only the hair and make-up, but the start of the dickish-Vulcans ENT double-downed on :D
     
  16. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    two words: low definition
     
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  17. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    These were still his rebellious years, hence rebellious hair. Either that or a Vulcan mohawk for punk rock Spock, stickin' it to his dad 'til the very end.
     
  18. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Kinda unrelated, but your comment reminded me, I had a dream once where the Vulcans were talking exclusively in the kind of parlance you find some of the characters in Adventure Time using, and when they did the Vulcan salute they said "Be excellent to each other", but still being outwardly stoic as ever. Okay that's completely unrelated.
     
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  19. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    Make it so!
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Could work.

    As for the whole kerfuffle over the hair...:shrug: Eh, it's note like hair can't change over the years.