Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The William Shatner baldness estimation challenge.
We've never really undertaken a serious attempt to create a realistic approximation of what 1960s Bill Shatner might have looked like sans toupee. So we had a go, using the evidence we have accumulated here at this blog as a guide. Above is a bald Captain Kirk. He doesn't look too bad, does he?
And finally we have Shats in a nonexistent and invented rare un-toupeed appearance in some 1960s TV show. He might have made a fine character actor as we think he looks very good here - certainly far, far better than this...
UPDATE: A reader writes: "Shatner was wise to stick (obsessively) with the toupee. Without it, he wouldn't have stood a chance in Hollywood back then."
That is certainly true for an aspiring leading man during the 50s and 60s, but one wonders if the often silly-looking toups didn't hurt Shats' career during the lean years in the early 1970s. Perhaps that is a question for our next poll...
UPDATE 2: Yes indeed it is Harry Mudd's head as many of you have suggested.