Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More on the missing hairpieces.

February 5, 1968

From: Bob Justman

To: Gene Roddenberry

If you haven't already heard about it, we are missing some wigs and hair pieces. Bill Shatner borrowed all four of his hair pieces when we finished shooting. There are two new ones and two old ones. The new ones are worth approximately $200 apiece and the two old ones are worth approximately $100 a piece. Should Star Trek go again next season, this no doubt means that we will have to construct new hair pieces again for Bill because he will have used both the old ones and the new ones to such an extent that they will not be photographable. This I guarantee, since it has happened to us before.

From a memo reprinted in Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry by David Alexander, 1994. (Sourced
here from the internet)


  1. Wait. Seriously?! That's golden!! HAHAHAHAHA!

  2. Looks natural with that toupee.

  3. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 19, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Maybe they should have sent a letter to Bill entitled 'Return Toup Tomorrow' in order to find out where the toups were. Or maybe Shat just wanted a (hair) piece of the action?

  4. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    And maybe in an attempt to save money on a tight budget and avoid expensive new hairpieces for Bill, they could have posed the question to him 'Is there in toup no beauty?'. Implying that going chrome might be better for his image.