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lobes_of_borg

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Report this Sep. 18 2012, 8:35 am

Here's the thing....by the 24th century its generally understood that federation medical technology has advanced to treat most common diseases and genetic anomalies. Given this state of affairs, it seems a little odd that they haven't found time to examine male patent baldness. Famous examples including, Jeanc Luc Picard and Lewis Zimmerman who gave his likeness to the emh mark 1. Thoughts?


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Hugues

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 3:04 am

Baldness is not a disiease nor a genetic anomaly.


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OtakuJo

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 6:41 am

Given that male-pattern baldness is caused by greater than average levels of testosterone, I don't see why men would be in such a hurry to "cure" it. lol.


But in any case, infinite diversity. There's nothing to cure.


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lobes_of_borg

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 7:04 am

Actually I think you'll find that male patent baldness (which is what I specifically referred to if you read my post) is a genetic condition, and I never said it was a disease. However point taken about the testosterone, lol.


 


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Fleet Admiral Braxton

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 4:06 pm

Since I Had To Give Mine Up Two Years Ago, I really Don't Think about it Anymore.

entropyman

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Report this Sep. 20 2012, 8:13 pm

Perhaps some people prefer to let nature take it's course.

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Report this Sep. 21 2012, 7:04 am

God made some people with perfect heads. The rest of us have hair. lol I would imagine that they had the ability to cure it, and there probably were a lot of men that had that done when they started to lose their hair, but as it's not something that adversely affects health (and some women like bald men) people like Picard and Zimmerman, who were not bothered by losing their hair, would not have gone in for treatment.


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corndogs

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Report this Sep. 21 2012, 7:47 am

I agree with TPAM.  There probably was treatment available, but Picard simply opted out.


joanna.knowles

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Report this Nov. 14 2012, 2:13 am

Firstly, I personally have nothing against baldness.


C'mon. Patrick Stewart makes 'baldness' look amazing. Twenty years on and he looks hardly any different!


Yes, treatment could exist - though Voyager's EMH may passionately argue that point. In fact, I can't imagine Picard with hair, somehow it complements his character. It adds to his sense of humility and honesty. He is who he is, and is proud of it.


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OtakuJo

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Report this Nov. 14 2012, 3:30 am

Quote: joanna.knowles @ Nov. 14 2012, 2:13 am

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>C'mon. Patrick Stewart makes 'baldness' look amazing. Twenty years on and he looks hardly any different!

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Very true.


I'm not even sure that people of the future would consider baldness to be a condition at all. After all, there's nothing physically wrong with bald people as opposed to those with hair. It's more of a genetic trait than a condition, and not something that would even require a cure in the 24th century.


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QfromtheContinuum

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Report this Nov. 18 2012, 11:24 am

the main advantage, you don't see the age as much as someone with hair

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Report this Nov. 20 2012, 3:35 am

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>Most bald guys I know would want the cure. My husband, his brother, my brothers...

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Quite a few that I know as well (although it doesn't run in my family), but the 24th century is supposed to be "beyond" such issues. After all there's nothing physically wrong with being bald.


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Pooneil

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Report this Nov. 20 2012, 8:12 am

Apparently Paramount wanted Sir Patrick to wear a wig, as they had some concerns about a bald captain starring on their show. The wig they tested was really bad, perhaps on purpose, so the idea was dropped.


When asked why they didn't have a cure for baldness in the 24th century, Roddenberry gave a typically Roddenberry-esque answer: "In the 24th century, people won't care."


(That probably comes from a reference book or Memory Alpha.)

the bungalo bill

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Report this Nov. 23 2012, 1:31 pm

Obviously Sisko's baldness was by choice. Just like today, some people prefer to be bald in the 24th century.


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Report this Nov. 23 2012, 1:54 pm

 


It's the 24th century.  Looks are no longer important.   Gene Roddenberry's shows preach acceptance.  How petty it would be to care if a human being (or other species) was bald or not.  Thank goodness modern society is drifting away from this.

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