Yeoman Rand's Tower of Hair

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  1. Tim Thomason

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    Sounds like a case of foreign accent syndrome.
     
  2. BK613

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    People forget that wigs were still a thing in the 60s so someone wearing what was obviously a wig wouldn't have even been noticed.
     
  3. ThrorII

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    Yeoman Rand's hair inspired the episode title "Balance of Terror".
     
  4. ZapBrannigan

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    Could you please share a link to what you're looking at? I'm searching like hell and nothing comes up for Kirk in Strange New Worlds. They don't even have a trailer yet.
     
  5. Iamnotspock

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    I think F. King Daniel was referring to Celia Gooding's Uhura, who appears in the SNW promo with close-cropped hair.
     
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  6. Tim Thomason

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    Uhura was announced as a character in Strange New Worlds. Here's a picture.
     
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  7. ZapBrannigan

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    No nose ring? No facial tattoos? I think they're on the right track!
     
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  8. Nerys Myk

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    :shrug:
     
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    Whitney herself said in some interview she imagined there was some machine you could just go to for an instant beehive.

    My head canon is that she was in a The B-52's cover band. Cover bands of 20th century acts in the 23rd century are a thing now. Whether my head canon also include Kirk taking on the role of Fred Schneider and yelling "Rock Lobsta!" over and over is my business.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    Kirk's go to is "Love Shack".
     
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  11. Tim Thomason

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    I challenge you to point out a Starfleet officer, in any show, with a nose ring or facial tattoo.

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    Not including Chakotay...
     
  12. ZapBrannigan

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    I was responding to the aesthetics of background actors I saw when I sampled Discovery, that I didn't like. I can't name them by name. And I was also thinking of Chakotay a little bit. And I think I saw a nose ring when I sampled Lower Decks, not sure. But so far, the stills I've seen from Strange New Worlds look classy and understated, and I like that. :)
     
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  13. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf In the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    They must have been pretty far in the back, because I can't recall any.
     
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    do their teeth shine and their pelts glisten for you?
     
  15. ZapBrannigan

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    Star Trek is not a gift horse. :) We pay money for it. That means the customer is entitled to look it over and have opinions. If they do stuff I do or don't like, well, it's my money and I can make my own judgements. :bolian:
     
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    [​IMG]
    recalibrating
     
  17. F. King Daniel

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    You realise you probably sound exactly like someone your age turning on TOS in 1966 and seeing those miniskirts would?:lol:
     
  18. Metryq

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    Altaira was sporting mini-skirts 10 years earlier and 17 lightyears away in Forbidden Planet.
     
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  19. J.T.B.

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    Indeed, wigs and partial wigs or "wiglets." I was just talking about this to my mom, who was in hairdressing school around the same time. She said it was just understood that parts of really big hairstyles were added pieces. She couldn't address Star Trek in particular, but thought it might be a reasonable extrapolation, or even expectation, that futuristic hairdos would involve even more elaborate artificial additions. Nobody would think it was really the person's hair, but they wouldn't care, either.
     
  20. Noname Given

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    She can't herself, but her hair dresser can.
     
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