Monday, September 21, 2009

Retro frontal swoosh.

If there is one thing that brings back memories of the old Jim Kirk lace, then it is the famous frontal swoosh. There have been a few times when it has made a reappearance - perhaps Shats was feeling nostalgic. An example of this, albeit a very subtle one, is Bill Shatner's appearance at the Canadian Awards for Electronic Animated Arts (CAEAA) at River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, September 14, 2006:

Another example is the unknown photo below of Shats with his daughters Lisabeth (left) and Melanie (right). Shats, in the midst of his curly toup phase, appears to be wearing a piece that is very, very similar to his old Jim Kirk style:

Aaah, the memories...

UPDATE: A reader writes: "The photo with his kids (see above) was taken in July 1990."


  1. the photo with his kids was taken in July 1990. That toup looks way better than what he wore in in the Star Trek films of that time period.

  2. Do fish wear toupees? No.
    Then I submit that Shatner is not a "fish-face".

  3. The photo with his kids would look awesome if Shatner was about 30 lbs lighter - the added weight makes him look older and less Kirk-like.