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wissa

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Report this Jan. 07 2011, 9:01 am

I was watching the man trap last night and was struck at the eye shadow on the men.  Anyone know if that was typical for tv makeup at the time?  or was this something just star trek did?

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 8:13 am

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What's wrong with blue eyeshadow anyway?

I'm more worried about the huge wad of pancake makeup in Kirk's cabin in 'The Enemy Within'. What flaw is Kirk trying to hide?


Nothing wrong with blue eyeshadow, except when McCoy's wearing it!

Yeah, I'vewondered about Kirk's make-up too. Unless that's not his cabin. But, that's where he gets the spare uniforms from, too.

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 9:11 am

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What's wrong with blue eyeshadow anyway?

I'm more worried about the huge wad of pancake makeup in Kirk's cabin in 'The Enemy Within'. What flaw is Kirk trying to hide?


I know exactly what you mean! The first time I saw that scene in 'The Enemy Within', I didn't even know what to think- Jim Kirk needed makeup?! It had me totally confused. But back to the question at hand. I think they specifically used eye makeup on Leonard Nimoy to help with the eyebrow makeup and to help create his green complexion.

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Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 12:30 pm

They spent a lot of effort bringing attention to the actors' eyes. They constantly spot lighted their eyes too. I think it was just an era thing.

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 2:48 pm

I wonder how long it took them to get the eye makeup just right.

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 3:39 pm

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>I wonder if that kind of makeup was a remainder from the days of black and white TV (perhaps certain facial features needed to be accentuated on monochromatic film). Thankfully the makeup on TOS became a lot more subtle later on.
Yes. On black and white it is very different. You need to define the features more. Especially on people like Spock who need to look green.


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Report this Jan. 11 2011, 7:26 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Jan. 08 2011, 12:30 pm

They spent a lot of effort bringing attention to the actors' eyes. They constantly spot lighted their eyes too. I think it was just an era thing.


That is what I have always thought as well.

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Report this Jan. 11 2011, 8:38 pm

It wasn't in black and white when it originally came out, but from what I've heard the pictures weren't as clear, so you wouldn't have noticed the blue eyeshadow. Only later on when they released the DVDs could you really tell. I think there's still original versions floating around out there somewhere, if you're interested in seeing the difference.

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Report this Jan. 11 2011, 9:11 pm

A lot of people still had black & White
sets; in fact, color TV was still pretty
new. at the time. That's part of the reason
why STAR TREK is so bombarded with color,
from the uniforms, to the colored lights
against the walls ... but you know what?
It really gave the show atmosphere ...

Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 12 2011, 4:55 am

Even though the show wasn't black and white, the actors, directors, and make up artists spent most of their career in black and white, no doubt it took time to break old habits and training.

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Report this Jan. 12 2011, 7:33 am

thanks for the ideas guys! I was thinking it was just meant to look all "futuristic"

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Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 12 2011, 9:57 am

I think I'm going to get ahead of the curve and start wearing mascara, maybe some lip gloss, and a skant. Then I'm going to move to san fran to be in the home of starfleet.

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Report this Jan. 12 2011, 11:33 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Jan. 12 2011, 9:57 am

I think I'm going to get ahead of the curve and start wearing mascara, maybe some lip gloss, and a skant. Then I'm going to move to san fran to be in the home of starfleet.


LOL! Good for you, you do that! I recommend the lip gloss that also tastes good.

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Report this Jan. 12 2011, 12:23 pm

Like cherry chapstick?

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Report this Mar. 17 2011, 7:29 am

I actually like Spock's eye shadow.


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