Friday, August 24, 2012

A brief hiatus...

We're in the midst of some behind-the-scenes relocating, upgrading, etc. etc. and thus are forced to take a slight break from posting at "Shatner's Toupee" - for a couple of months, hopefully no more. Rest assured, the work of the William Shatner School of Toupological Studies goes on. We'll be back as soon as our full upgrade and new larger, more effective center of toupologcal operations is completed. Thanks for your patience and stay tuned!

-ST

39 comments:

  1. shats own real syrupAugust 24, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Thats sad, no toup updates 4 ages, i hope this is'ot a coded good-bye....as i have loved going on this site....i will take a look again in november, to see if your back........all the best....shats own real syrup.

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  2. Good! Stay away, you purveyor of lies and untruth. Shatner does not wear a toupee, dammit!

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  3. MONTHS????

    KAAAAAAAHHHNNN!!!!!!!!!

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  4. The Trouble With ToupeesAugust 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    I’d like to be associated with the comments of ‘shats own real syrup’

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  5. shats own real syrup.August 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    @the trouble with toupees- thank you so very much....and as to those who cannot believe, that the shat wears a toupee, why dont you just read the item on shatner, from mccleans in 1957 before
    He became a household name, this clearly says that he brought a toupee, to hide a thinning spot.....his hair was thining from 1955...also look how his hairline (toupline) looks in hound of the baskervilles....if you cannot see its a toup, you never will.

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  6. It has been a long standing joke for decades, he wears a 'wig' everyone else knows this. 'Shats' seems to have spent decades deluding himself that everyone else thinks it is his real hair!

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  7. if it were true that Shats wears a wig, he'd admit it and say so. This site is just a put-on. The only syrup shatner has is what he puts on his pancakes. There, said it!

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  8. shats own real syrupAugust 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Oh like stars who wear toupees admit it...like nicolas cage whose been wearing one for years...has he admited or did frank sinatra ever admit when he was alive that he had one....why is it so impossable for some people to believe that the shat wears a rug. Shatner has been bald for years and years. A paper in 1957 said it his balding head is shown many times in all summer long in 1956, so whats the problem! Another point is there are a number of photos from the 1960.'s star trek, that show a lace line, and you only get a lace line if you wear a lace toupee, the other thing is some may feel that such photos have been faked.....no there not, as you can see these on a star trek website for yourself.

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  9. please reconsider not updating for two months, hell, us amateurs will research stuff for you and email it if you need help getting material. I just worry this is a swan song to my favorite blog ever.

    in conclusion, please dont go!!!!!!!! purdy please!!!!!!

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  10. Shatner's hair will outlive this blog. That's what matters, ultimately. Like that song he does called "Real", that was him tellin' us his hair is real and not fake. Don't give in to this blog's bias and false statements. It's too depressing and crushes the spirit. Believe shatner when he says he doesn't wear a toupee. He wouldn't lie to us. He just wouldn't, that's all.

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    1. ShatToup has endeavored to turn Toupology into a accepted branch of science. They don'tjust say "Hey Shat wears a toupee" but seeks to back it up with proof. If you've looked at this blog you've seen closeups, slow motion clips and even the prize winning "Toupgate" story Your "proof" Anonymous is "He wouldn't lie to use, he wouldn't that's all" is an argument a preschooler would make. Show us the proof!

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    2. Toupology is just a phony pseudo-science. Using their vaunted Toupological knowledge, The writers of this blog weren't even able to distinguish between a toupee and a hair transplant when it came to Shatner. So we should defer to their judgment? Toupology is no better than the worst nonsense featured in Mysteries of the Gods. If people are looking for real proof, they won't find it from this flamboyant charlatan of a website.

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    3. one day when bill shatner decides to expose his bare head to the world, or a bald photo of shatner from the 70's emerges, ShatToupBlog will be there to document it and share it with us! It will be Glorious!

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  11. The Trouble With ToueesAugust 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Who is this ‘anonymous’ person and why have we never come across him or her and his or her outlandish theories before. It seems a bit of a coincidence that anonymous has appeared just as ST have gone on hiatus. Could it be that ST and anonymous are one and the same person? Let me explain my thoughts.

    In the 1970’s a very talented man called David Nobbs,wrote The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. It was a series of novels which developed into a British sitcom starring Leonard Rossiter in the title role.

    The story concerns a middle-aged middle manager, Reggie Perrin, who is driven to bizarre behaviour by the pointlessness of his job and his existence. After finaly breaking the chains that bound him to his mundane life he returns only to creat an empire called Grot. The buisiness sold totally useless products to gulable people. Things like square hoops and round dice. It was created as a private joke, a final dig at the absurdity of the world and to prove that people will buy just about anything if you put a fancy bow on it. However, Reggie gets bored even by this and tries to destroy Grot from within by hiring incompetents, but this backfires as they all display unsuspected talents.

    Could it be that this is what we are seeing here? ST have become bored or disenchanted with the empire that they have created, and they, disguised as ‘anonymous’, have decided to bring it to its knees with these nonsensical ramblings. But we as contributors to the blog will not allow it to die. We will carry on the excellent work that ST have begun and hopefully maintain it until their homecoming or until they can see for themselves what a loyal following they have and be persuaded to shed their ‘anonymous’ disguise… and return.

    Just a thought…

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  12. shats own real syrupAugust 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I have just had a thought after what the trouble with toupees said......i now believe, and this is gonna sould a little bit strange, but i just have this feeling, that anonymous is none other then bill shatner himself......why do i say this! Well there's little hints in the wording itself, and we do know that bill spends quite a bit of time, on the net! And a website such as this would maybe just come to his toupeed attention........there i've said it! So while his toupee, toup, rug, wig, syrup, hairpiece, or whatever else you wish to call it, was being sent off to the cleaners he would have loads of time, to look at this site....no doubt he would have looked at all the combover photos, of him back in the days pre 1958 when he still had, some frontal hair to use as a cover-up to hide the balding crown, then to the early jk lace days, when it looked who so fresh! On to the lost toup years, when money was tight, and any toup would do however silly it looked, then onto that oh too short time, when the jk toup returned and bill once more looked wonderful......then a 24 year downer with the tj curly, and then the dc hair. He would have seen all this.......so my question is this.......mr shatner is it you..

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  13. Thanks for all your comments. We're still here, but after some consideration didn't feel it was right to try to fob off our readers over the next couple of months with posts that were rushed or in anyway below the standards you've come to expect. Thus, as changes take place behind-the-scenes, we thought it best to take a break.

    We promise we'll be back (we also promise that we do not ever post comments under false pretenses or identities!).

    Thanks so much for all your support and patience in these turbulent toupological times! -ST

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  14. The Trouble With ToupeesAugust 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Phew! Glad to hear it. Can’t help feeling a bit deflated though. I quite got into my little conspiracy theory :)

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  15. Hello all...!! I'm a huge Shatner Fan for... 30 plus years and I became a FAN of this blog/site, that I always come to see the "news", eventually...!! ;)

    I think you guys do a fantastic and historical (yet humorous) job on Shatner's career, with text and pictures and video samples... It's really a fan's love job (yet it is not a "real" job, I guess)...!! ;)

    I've been reading you for years now, and I'm always eager to find more content here - although I think you have investigated almost every single spot of Shatner's appearances possible over his working career...!

    So, please, don't take TOO long to come back in any way...!! We (and I guess I can speak for all readers too) LOVE your job...!! I don't even know "who" is the responsible for the blog, but I congratulate you...!!!

    I'll keep myself coming back from time to time to see if there is some "buzz" around... And even if there's nothing new, I think there's a plenty of old posts to re-read, just for the fun of it...!!!!!! :)

    Take a break, but COME BACK...!! :D

    Regards from Brazil..!!

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  16. Anonymous- Allow me to retort. You have committed a logic error in your statement. May I quote

    " The writers of this blog weren't even able to distinguish between a toupee and a hair transplant when it came to Shatner"

    By presenting the choice between toupee and transplant you are by defacto admitting there was some kind of coverup post 1960. Since you have repeatedly said that Shat has never worn a wig, the only option left is transplant. Since no reasonable person could assume every new phase in Shat's hair was a transplant, all we have left is toupee.

    With that being said, on behalf of all the toupanauts on this page, I extend an olive branch and an invitation. Join us! Be part of toupological brother and sisterhood. Just start small, maybe with the fine Jim Kirk Lace, slowly moving to the Lost Years and beyond. You'll find that once you have "piece" true peace will follow.

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    1. What a laughable response, Most Jerk! That syllogism came from the writers of this blog, not me. It serves to show how they could not distinguish between toupee and real hair, doesn't it? So why should anyone grant this blog credibility when it has failed this basic test? Answer that and you'll win a prize, Kemo Sabe.

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    2. This blog has 4 years of toupological data, a state of the art toupascope and a dedicated team of professional toupologists. You sir are a provocateur who can't even come up with an original handle.

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    3. You're a dope, Most Jerk. One day you'll come to realize that. Until then, goodbye. (hangs up telephone)

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    4. Your pain runs deep. Share you pain with me and gain strength from the sharing.

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  17. shats own real syrupAugust 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Most jerk- you are a star, yes anonymous.....bad move that, should have a name! But you are most welcome, to say exactly as you please! But if you have proof (which at the moment you dont) about shat not wearing a toupee., i am all ears i promise you that, but please be honest, who in this world admits to wearing a toup.......not many.......to be trueful, until you show me absolute prove off no toup, i will keep believing in a toup......so its over to you....i will listen to any logacal prove......give me prove!!!

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  18. shats own real syrupAugust 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    I should have said proof please some proof....

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  19. I agree that this site is trying to lead people astray. Just like how the Americans faked the moon landing so they could destroy people's faith. They built movie sets in California, lunar sets and spaceships, then they filmed it all for television. Just like this site invented toupology and manipulated all these photos to make it look like Shatner wears a hairpiece. But the real aliens will come and set out large steel nets. They'll scoop us up and take us to their planet and turn us into...little tin men wearing toupees.

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  20. shats own real syrupSeptember 10, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    For sure....shatner does'ot wear a toupee!! But that said, and believed you must also believe, that mickey mouse is a real human being, or the moon is made out of cheese......truth is none of the stuff on here is fake, and sorry if i sound rude, but why do people find it so hard to believe that shatner, your beloved captian kirk is as bald as a pigs backside! After all a high percent of men do go bald, a simple fact that anyone open minded would believe......and please show me your proof, i have asked this quistion many times on this post, so far not a single passable answer, i promise if you show me strong proof that the shat has his real hair, and i mean a full head of hair now i will listen, truth is that his been bald for years.

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  21. I'm surprised how relatively little has been said about the moments in Incubus where his bald head is almost wholly on display because of the wind. Even if his hair in that were real it'd mean every post 1965 appearance with a lower hairline must be artificial. The bald patch in some of the mid 50's things could be a trick of the light, in theory, just like the lace line could just be different color skin on the scalp/sweat oddly reflecting off his forehead, but there are moments in Incubus where the baldness, or at least significantly receded hair, are unmistakable. I think there should be a big picture of that on the title page, alongside one from the 80s for contrast

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  22. The Trouble With ToupeesSeptember 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Some believe that he is, in fact, not of this Earth but was marooned here when his spaceship crash landed in Montreal, Quebec in the early nineteen thirties. He survived many of his formative years by eating surplus hair found on barber shop floors.
    Feeling sorry for him, he was adopted by a friendly barber and grew up to be a fine young man.
    However, as he grew up he discovered that he had the most remarkable power. Having been exposed to so many different hair types on those barber shop floors he found that he was able to change his appearance at will. Not his face, as such, nor his body, mannerisms or voice, but his hair! He would change his hair depending on whatever mood he was in at the time. We’re not talking about changing the side of his parting, here. No! He was able to alter his hair on a cellular level.
    But what practical use had this newly discovered ability? He thought long and hard, He concluded that the most appropriate vocation for such a talent had to be acting. It would after all save endless time in the makeup chair if he could just ‘will’ a different look.
    Soon word spread across the land. “There was this marvellous young talent called William Shatner who could become a totally different person at the drop of a hat”. One minute he was able to adopt the appearance of a youthful, captainesque character just by transforming his hair into a light and natural looking thatch. Then he could metamorphosize (thanks Incredible Hulk) into a dishevelled, down-on-his-luck type actor. This seemed to be his favourite of all personas. Here he had free range to a host of different hairstyles and colours. One moment he would have jet-black hair and an extremely high hairline. Then his hair would transmogrify (I’ve got a great Thesaurus) into a redhead with a much lower hairline. He would spend most of the nineteen seventies doing this. Always finding just the right hair for the part. But, of course, unlike his other contemporaries who had to adopt flimsy and fragile wigs, his was REAL.
    He carried on in this vain until he entered the nineteen eighties when he landed the role of a tough TV cop. This part was very rough and tumble and so required a rough and tumble type ‘do’. Light and fluffy would no longer suffice. So with all his might he called upon every ounce of his alien strength to produce the ultimate in hair styles. This took many attempts and even resulted in him taking to his bed in between efforts. Finally he achieved the look he desired. A strong, sturdy looking curly mop that no criminal would mess with.
    This served him well throughout most of the character’s time with only a couple of tweaks required here and there. Most notably increasing a bit of side temple coverage. A task, which he accomplished with the minimum of efforts. A mere bagatelle for the ‘Rocket Man’.
    But even space aliens grow old. He couldn’t jump off car bonnets and rooftops indefinitely, and the curly hairdo was becoming increasingly difficult to sustain and look natural. So when he was offered the role of a quick-witted, high-flying city lawyer he jumped at the chance. This required a much more subtle and subdued look. What a relief, he thought. He achieved this look in less than two minutes. His quickest transformation yet, and he has remained with this look up to the present day.

    The question now is weather we believe that this fine individual is a super being from Alpha-wotsit who’s capable of changing his hair colour, hairline, thickness and texture at will. Or he is just some guy who wears hairpieces?

    Either way – he is a LEGEND!

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    1. shats own real syrupSeptember 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      Fantastic @ the trouble with toupees, well played, for everyone who thinks that shatner is just a hack actor, who wears dodgy pieces on his head, should watch him in alfred hitchcocks the glass eye...he is fantastic in it (and with his real hair) such a pity, that he never did more parts like this, sadly he can act but has almost never given the oppurtunity to do so.

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    2. Seems like you ingested one too many hairballs yourself, but at least you don't try to definitively state that Shatner wears a toupee, unlike some of the low-lifes around here spreading their lies like vermin.

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    3. shats own real syrupSeptember 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM

      I am sorry great toupee hoax, my last post was only mostly stateing what a fantasic actor, shatner could be if given the right part, sadly his been in a load of old trash, but am glad, at least some films have brought out his best......and please remember that noone on this site, is knocking shatner as an actor, basically its a bit of fun, a light hearted look at his life, none of us should take ourselfs to seriously should we? Shatner even said at the end of one of his books "do i wear a toupee" if he can say that from his own mouth, then who are we to get upset about it...i love this site, and shat toup who runs it, is only putting his findings on here. You are welcome to make up your own mind. If you dont believe he wears a toupee thats fine, but dont knock people who do.......yes you can quistion it but just be respectful.

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  23. Well, it's just that I'm losing hair myself and will soon need either a transplant, toupee or just have to shave it all off. It's a traumatic thing, you know?

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  25. I've discovered my hair is getting thinner in the front... And I immediately thought of Shatner...!! I don't know why... Maybe because he's my hero, etc. I thought of him like you think of a saviour in a moment of despair...!! But I couldn't help to remember all this "thing" about the toupee... And I got myself thinking: "If I eventually go bald (or something near it) I'll get myself a toupee... Or plan a hair transplant for sometime ahead"...!

    Gee, this "thing" about "hair" really gets on someone's nerves!!!

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  26. shatner should not be your hero or savior. he is not worthy of your admiration. On the other hand, Takei is something else, baby!!!

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  27. Hey, I did a toupological analysis over at my blog a few months back, and I'd be happy to pinch hit and write a few updates here, if you're looking for someone to help bear your heavy toupological burden...

    Email me at stallioncornell@yahoo.com if you're interested.

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    1. shats own real syrupNovember 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

      Great, as it does'ot look, like we are going to get much here.......something tells me we are not going to get much more on here.......sad to say.......hope i am wrong.

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  28. shats own real syrupDecember 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    16 weeks on we are still waiting shat toup, please when are you gonna too update us, about what the hell is going on.

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