Shatner’s Toupee Blog, 2009 – 2016

The evolution of William Shatner’s toupees, from the mid-late 1950s to today. With many other directly and indirectly related articles.

“And while in my lifetime I’ve seen science make extraordinary inroads into solving the most complex questions of life, after all this time I admit that I am thrilled that there are some things that forever will remain a mystery. For example, do I wear a toupee?”

-William Shatner, Up Till Now: An Autobiography

A tent that looks like a Star Trek shuttlecraft for all your camping missions

By Inigo del Castillo, Lost At E Minor

Canadian designer Dave Delisle, of Dave’s Geeky Ideas, has come up with a concept tent that resembles a Star Trek Federation shuttlecraft. 

The two-person tent, though not able to travel to other galaxies, allows Trekkies to go on their ‘away missions’.

It features a hull that looks like the real spacecraft, with an entrance at the back. When you want to stow it away, the tent can easily fit inside one of its thrusters.

And though some would say Star Trek and camping are hardly synonymous, Delisle begs to differ. 

“It’s not such a far-fetched idea,” he said. “Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.”

You can find out more about Dave Delisle and his work here.

Via Laughing Squid

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar

The Michlin Guide

If you know me, you’re aware that I’m a fan of the original Star Trek series. Shatner, Nimoy, the whole gang. I grew up with it, and it made me a lifelong fan of science fiction.

If you’ve read my prior blog post about Trek (My Post is Here) you know how I feel about the various incarnations of Trek that were produced after 1969. In summary, I was disappointed. To put it mildly.

Allow me to discuss Axanar.

Axanar was to be another Star Trek fan film. You may not be aware of the decent number of fan films you can watch for free online, but there are quite a few. They’re a labor of love, and usually seem to be set in the era of the original 60’s series. As consumer tech has become readily available, the quality of these shows has gone up. Several Trek actors have…

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Forgotten Star Trek: The Shuttlecraft

Halfway through the first season of The Original Series, the Enterprise got a shuttlecraft and, eventually, a place to put it in.

The shuttle was not designed at the same time as the rest of the ship. The reason for that was simple — shuttlecraft do not get built until a storyline calls for one, because they are just too expensive. So Matt Jefferies was not asked to produce one of these small, short-ranged vessels until “The Galileo Seven” was written.