...or should that be All the Shatner's Toupees? During the early 1970s, The Washington Post gained acclaim for its ongoing investigations of the Watergate scandal led by the reporting team of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Woodward and Bernstein as portrayed by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the classic 1976 movie All the President's Men.
In 1994, the paper finally turned its attentions towards the equally important subject of Bill Shatner's toupee in a review of the movie Star Trek: Generations.
The review, by Rita Kempley, contained the following paragraph:
"A spectacular dogfight between the Enterprise and a Klingon warbird perks things up enormously. Meanwhile, Picard heads off the bad guy on a planet below. Then, at last, comes the moment every viewer is waiting for. Picard meets Kirk, Stewart meets Shatner, baldy meets the super-rug. Toupee or not toupee? By the end, there's no question that Kirk is the captain of captains."
This immediately prompted us to establish a new category within the archives of the WSSTS: "Review Toupee Digs". Indeed, The Post is but one example during the original Star Trek cast's movie years of reviewers poking fun not only at the gang of seven's advancing years, but also at Bill Shatner's suspiciously thick "TJ Curly" hair. We know that there are dozens and dozens of these kind of subtle toupee digs out there within newspaper and magazine reviews spanning The Motion Picture through Generations. So if you, our valued readers out there, track down any more, please let us know!
Update: Reader "RM" points to a review of Star Trek VI in USA Today:
You don’t have to be a Trekkie to savor this timely plot [of Star Trek VI]. Even though Scotty looks like he’s hiding a meteor under his shirt, Kirk looks like a squirrel is napping on his head, and Spock’s ears aren’t quite as perky, this is quite a suitable send-off.
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