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Old 04-23-2009, 08:47 PM
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Just noticed (thanks to some new pics) that Starfleet personel are wearing their sideburns with a point, like all of the other series did.

Nice to see JJ keep this tradition in the movie, but does anyone have any idea where it came from? I'm assuming GR, but don't know why he chose this fashion statement.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:54 PM
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Yeah...but sadly, instead of using the real sideburns, cut to a point for Spock, Quinto sports little pointy hairs that don't lie flat on his skin giving him the appearance of wearing a "Spock Hat"...the degree that this upsets me cannot be expressed....

Can anyone tell me they really believe Quinto is incapable of growing a sideburn? The man is practically a werewolf he's so hairy....why not do it right?
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:05 PM
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You know, all of the series after TNG never had the same consistency with the look of the point.

Yeah, it's there, but it looks different on each guy.
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I never understood the uniformly pointed sideburns - I came to the conclusion it was some kind of weird regulation every man had to adhere to.
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I guess it's a military thing?

I for one don't mind too much what the sideburns look like, but Vulcan ears have varied in shapes and sizes in past series.

Who knows, maybe in this reboot Vulcans have pointed toes too?
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I recall that Roddenberry originally wanted much more extreme visual fashion statements to indicate that this was the future, but the actors objected, pointing out they had to live in the present world the rest of the time. The pointed sidies was all that remained as a compromise on his original idea.
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Yeah...but sadly, instead of using the real sideburns, cut to a point for Spock, Quinto sports little pointy hairs that don't lie flat on his skin giving him the appearance of wearing a "Spock Hat"...the degree that this upsets me cannot be expressed....

Can anyone tell me they really believe Quinto is incapable of growing a sideburn? The man is practically a werewolf he's so hairy....why not do it right?
You're much more attentive than I am. I never noticed the sideburns since I was too busy looking at his face. And he does have a very good looking one at that.
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I recall that Roddenberry originally wanted much more extreme visual fashion statements to indicate that this was the future, but the actors objected, pointing out they had to live in the present world the rest of the time. The pointed sidies was all that remained as a compromise on his original idea.
That's what I was looking for....thanks!

And I think Vulcan ears looked different from series to series due to the advancement in special effects!
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I guess it's a military thing?

I for one don't mind too much what the sideburns look like, but Vulcan ears have varied in shapes and sizes in past series.

Who knows, maybe in this reboot Vulcans have pointed toes too?
it's not a military thing now, our sideburns have to be no longer than the center of our ear and horizontally flat, so pointed ones are way out of regulations. maybe military in the future though :/
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I recall that Roddenberry originally wanted much more extreme visual fashion statements to indicate that this was the future, but the actors objected, pointing out they had to live in the present world the rest of the time. The pointed sidies was all that remained as a compromise on his original idea.
And thats the old argument we keep seeing about what is considered possible in the future vs what is acceptable to contemporary audiences. We are seeing that today with ST XI and its inspiration to the 60s but still in the 00's. I still understand the thing about the colored shirts but they could have been less t-shirt like.
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