Here we go again.
Well it went like this.
I was the first to work with Fred. He was a friend and knowing i was a fan brought me in to work on TMP. My first job was to do Nimoy's ears.
He gave me a pair of TOS ears to go by. These ears were originally sculpted by another friend John Chambers. Best known for creating the Planet of the Apes make-ups.
Fred asked me to copy them exactly. I did. and I still have the masters I used to make many copies of the molds for production. We never just used one set of molds.
Later on Charlie Schram was brought in by Fred to run his good foam latex he produced. Somewhere along the line he decided to do my ears over again. They were nothing like the originals and I told him so. He only said that know one would notice or care. Wrong.
At one point in the film you'll see my ears on one side and Charlie's on the other side of Nimoy's head. They had both kinds in a big bag Fred had he pulled out the ears from each day. they were never reused.
Now Doug is a good Friend and I think he could only go by what Janna told him. After 45 years who knows for sure.
The ears on the right of the 2 pictures look close and it could be that over time they shrank distorting them. I believe those are the one's inquestion.
Here's a picture of my ears from the original masters.
these for sure are my ears.
Here is a recent picture of the masters. Guess I should insure these.
Here are the very first set of ear molds for Nimoy. Fred had me take them home on the weekend to run foam rubber in which is how I got the picture.
Hope this helps,