What was your favorite method of covering Spock's ears?

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Favorite Spock Ear Covering?

  1. Monk's Robe / Hood ("Return of the Archons")

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. 1930s Knit Cap ("City on the Edge of Forever")

    11 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. 1920s Gangster Fedora ("A Piece of the Action")

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. Knit Cap ("Patterns of Force")

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. Nazi Helmet ("Patterns of Force")

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. 1960s Knit Cap ("Assignment: Earth")

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  7. Headband (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

    11 vote(s)
    25.6%
  8. Mike Nesmith Wool Hat

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. Grandpa Hat ("Assignment: Earth")

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  1. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ENOUGH OF ALL THIS TRIVIA!! It's time to discuss something REALLY important: Namely, what was your favorite way that Trek tried to cover up Spock's ears so that he could blend in with the natives?

    "Return of the Archons" is our first instance of Spock head-covering, as he dons a stylish monk's robe to blend in on Beta III:
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    Honestly, the head-covering in this episode is a little half-assed, as Spock stops wearing the hood once he's indoors, and none of the natives ever comment on it. Disappointing.

    "The City on the Edge of Forever" gave us Spock in a knit cap, which was apparently all he needed to pass as a Chinese laborer:
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    Strange how no one ever commented on Spock's upswept eyebrows, however.

    Honestly, I going to skip "A Piece of the Action" altogether, as Spock's fedora does absolutely nothing to disguise his ears, but who among us could resist the power of Spock in that chapeau? I sure can't! So here it is:
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    "Patterns of Force" gives us a head-covering twofer, with Spock in both a knit cap (in what looks like the exact same knit cap as "COTEOF", frankly):
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    And later, Spock in a Nazi stormtrooper helmet:
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    Bonus points to the stormtrooper helmet for also hiding the tips of Spock's eyebrows.

    The second season finale gave us "Assignment: Earth", where Spock traded in his 1930s blue knit cap for a bulkier late 60s model:
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    EDIT: Thanks to Push The Button for reminding me of another one from "Assignment: Earth" that I'd overlooked: Spock in a Grandpa Hat with a cool psychedelic hatband! It's groovy and dorky at the same time, yet Kirk still seems doubtful about it:
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    And finally, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home gave us the "Bathrobe and Headband" look, which gave Spock the air of an aging hippie who'd done a little too much LDS:
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    Again, bonus points for managing to cover up Spock's eyebrows and ears.

    Personally, I think they missed a bet by never giving us a Mike Nesmith-style wool hat for Spock. It would have worked beautifully in the episodes where Walter Koenig was wearing his Davy Jones wig. Think of the Trek/Monkees synergy!
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    >sigh< What could have been...

    So now it's time to decide... Which one is YOUR favorite and why? Remember, folks, you can only vote for ONE! CHOOSE WISELY!!!
     
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  2. alensatemybuick1

    alensatemybuick1 Captain Captain

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    I voted for the Karate Kid look from TVH
     
  3. Kor

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    I like fedoras, so I voted for the fedora. It's quite a sharp look.
    Kirk's has a lot of fuzz coming off, like a cheap costume hat.

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  4. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    There's something classic about Spock in the knit cap, so I picked the original example of that.
     
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  5. Nerys Myk

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    I will travel to the beat of a different drum and say Mike Nesmith
     
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  6. Push The Button

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  7. JonnyQuest037

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    Grandpa Hat has been added to the poll and the original post! You can change your vote if that one's your new favorite.

    Thanks for pointing it out, Push The Button!
     
  9. Paradise City

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    The headband is the only one that gives full spectrum coverage yet paradoxically it's the most alien look of the lot.
     
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  10. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Plus it was improvised. You'd think he'd remember to cover up after all the times he went time or culture hopping.
     
  11. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Damn, now I have to consider whether or not to change my vote, because he does rock that grandpa hat...!
     
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  12. JonnyQuest037

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    Right now it's a four-way tie! Two votes apiece for the 1930s knit cap, the 1920s gangster fedora, the STIV headband, and the Mike Nesmith wool hat. Suspenseful!!!
     
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  13. UnknownSample

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    I voted for "Grandpa Hat" just because of the enjoyable phrase "Grandpa Hat". Looking at said hat itself, it's more like a fishing hat? Maybe like Col. Henry Blake's, only his was covered with fish hooks or whatever?

    It's almost not a hat, as if he grabbed some random object, meant for some other purpose, and decided to slap it on his head... With some hats it just seems amazing that people actually chose to manufacture them on purpose, to put on people's heads.
     
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    His memories were still a jumble from dying and having his soul scrambled inside McCoy's head and then regurgitated into his revived body.

    Kor
     
  15. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    It's not the first time he slipped up. He forgot to put the anti-Medusan visor on too, but that was also due to the confusion of sharing consciousness with Kollos. I guess there's only so much his cauliflower can process at one time.
     
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    The headband. If for no other reason than the look of affection that Kirk gives Spock when he first puts it on. I've never gotten too much into K/S, but that was great.
     
  17. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    How about his long, grown out hair in the kohlinahr scene in TMP? Or the hood he wore on Delta Vega in Star Trek ('09)? Technically, they weren't worn to conceal his Vulcan ears, but still...
     
  18. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Hats with really small brims like that were apparently in style in the '60s, just as men wearing hats in public was going out of style entirely. I've seen them elsewhere.
     
  19. FormerLurker

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    I just had to vote for the "Assignment Earth" knit cap. It looks too much like a stereotypical KGB spy hat for Spock to have actually gotten away with wearing it, yet he did. Kudos to Spock for bucking the cold war clothing trends!
     
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  20. JonnyQuest037

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    I like that phrase, too. That's why I used it after Push The Button called it that.