A while back, we examined Bill Shatner's underwater swimming scenes in Star Trek IV - a toupee tour de force, we called them. However, The Voyage Home wasn't the only time that Shats allowed himself to be filmed splashing around in the water, liberated from the fear of being separated from his toup.
In his autobiography Up Till Now, Bill Shatner recalls an environmental film in which an Orca Killer Whale jumped over his head as he swam in the water. We're still trying to determine when this was, but judging from the pictures, it would appear to be not long after 1986's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Thus, after years of toupees that threatened to unpeel at the front (the lace) or dislodge in public (the weave) this new underwater glue liberated Bill Shatner much like Tim Robbins' character in The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Free to swim in public!
In 2001, now with totally water-resistant plugs, Bill Shatner again hit the oceans in the documentary Whale Shark Hunters of the Philippines.
And as far back as a 1983 TV special called Battle of the Network Stars we see Bill Shatner getting his hair wet in public, but it is unclear if he was actually able to truly take the plunge at that time.
Any other pictures/examples of Bill Shatner getting his hair wet? Please let us know.
Note: Though we try to bring you all stories related to Shats' toup, we have decided out of respect to Bill Shatner not to publish or link to one particular water-related accusation that was once spread by an in-law. We believe that this claim is totally without merit and deeply hurtful to Bill Shatner. Many of you will know what we are referring to and we will just leave it at that. Now, back to toupology...