13. There’s No Chest Hair In The Future
Ever wondered why Captain Kirk always had a clean shaven chest? No…William Shatner was not genetically hairless nor was it a popular trend back when the original Star Trek was being shot. Gene Roddenberry reportedly believed that the utopian future would have men who would have little or no body hair.
The first scene where Captain Kirk was naked from the waist up occurred in the episode “Charley X”, which William Shatner actually tried to veto. He was a bit self-conscious about his figure due to not having hit the gym in a while, but despite his veto attempts, he was overruled, thus the man-scaping began.
What do you guys think? Did Roddenberry know something we didn’t? I challenge all you readers to find an episode where Captain Kirk has some hair on his chest…Spock doesn’t count…he’s not fully human!
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