Monday, January 3, 2011

Poll result and a Freudian moment?

A series of questions many of you will likely have asked yourselves: Imagine Bill Shatner signs up for a new project - say it's a gangster movie. What does the script say about his character? Is there any information revealed about his hair? If so, how are styling issues approached? Does the director sit down with Bill Shatner and discuss whether the current style can be modified or changed in any way? Who makes those styling decisions - is it Bill Shatner's hair people or the stylists working for a particular project?

Only 8% believed the two teams are encouraged to sit down together and brainstorm; similarly, only 8% believed that a given production is given full control. 30% of voters believed that Bill Shatner just turns up in makeup and hopes hair issues won't be discussed, while a majority, 52%, believed that Bill Shatner and his own personal hair people keep control of hair matters at all times. Thanks for voting!

Bill Shatner prepares for $#*! My Dad Says! Video still sourced here (interestingly, it's Bill Shatner's own YouTube page).

On another note, a 2009 album, The Sounds of Christmas, features a track called "Good King Wenceslas" - Bill Shatner's version of the famous Christmas carol (lyrics here). We think the first part of the penultimate verse, as performed by Bill Shatner, contains the very essence of all that makes Bill Shatner's musical delivery the stuff of legend:

The second part of this verse contains the following lyrics:

"Mark my footsteps, my good page,
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter's rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly."

Did Bill Shatner very slightly confuse the pronunciation of "boldly" with "baldly"? His pronunciation of "boldly" doesn't quite match up with his later pronunciation of "coldly". Perhaps it is a very mild Freudian slip or perhaps we're seeing things that aren't really there! Anyway, we hope you all had a pleasant festive season!

The song can be purchased here.


  1. Seeing zero comments over the past few days has depressed me. I, for one, am thrilled to see you back in the new year - can't live without timely updates on the state of Shatner's toup. I think you're stretching it with the Freudian moment here, though, but that's just me.

  2. Thanks, Stallion Cornell. We agree about the Freudian slip - over the festive season, our numerous touposcopes were taken apart right down to their individual components, cleaned and then reassembled, so please forgive us a flippant festive post in lieu or our temporary reduced toupological capabilities. -ST

  3. Shouldn't have ever gone political a few posts back. I think that's what did it.

  4. The Toughest Toupee in Town