Shatner TWOK - This may cheese off the purists...

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misterfusion

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...but when I have a chance to get my hands on Admiral James T. Kirk's screen-worn uniform, you better damn well believe I was gonna get some pics in it.

And I know I can count on you cats to forgive the Photoshop tomfoolery. We're shooting costumes that'll be in our upcoming auction, so as long as I was in front of a green screen...





And as I was drunk with my newfound power...



And here's a couple of close ups of the braids, pips & squeaks and the belt thrown in for good measure.





The jacket has a Western Costume label with Shatner's name typed in, then "Leon Russom" written in with Sharpie. Russom played the Commander in Chief in The Undiscovered Country. The extra gold stripe was added for his rear admiral rank. My guess is that by the time Trek VI rolled around, Bill needed a roomier duty jacket. :)



The undershirt (one of the sleeveless variety) has the names "Kirk - Shatner" on a Paramount tag at the bottom of the zipper.

All I can say is, Thank the Maker for the RPF...the only place on the planet where I don't have to feel like a dork posting these pics! :lol
 

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phase pistol

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Awesome!

I was all set to lecture you on how that couldn't possibly be Shatner's unmodified jacket, but then you beat me to the punch. :lol I never knew about it being reused though.

These uniforms look their absolute best in WOK.. later iterations of them just didn't have the pizazz. :unsure

1982 Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan


1991 Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country


1994 Star Trek Generations
 

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phase pistol

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Also do you know specifically what film the screenused uniform was worn in? Because Shatner wears an Admiral uniform in II, III and IV (briefly)

Star Trek IV


It might even theoretically have been Shatner's Captain uniform from Trek V, refurbished for the Admiral in Trek VI.

Star Trek V
 

Zodou

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Good work misterfusion!

These uniforms look their absolute best in WOK.. later iterations of them just didn't have the pizazz. :unsure
I guess I'm blind, I see no difference. Now, if you mean the actors look thier absolute best in WOK - then I understand.
 

phase pistol

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What I meant was that the jackets get longer and looser (while the cast expands :rolleyes).

The Trek II outfits are tailored just right. But as the films go on the outfits look less and less sharp.



Interesting to note that Shatner seems to hate wearing a collar. In TOS he could even be seen folding down the black collar of his tunic. In the films, particularly the later ones, Shatner's white trapunto collar seems shorter than everyone elses.

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SSgt Burton

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Err...


Where did the inner chain go?! :eek


I just noticed in your first pic with the flap open.

(Not that I'm actually asking if you know where it went... just "OMG it's gone!") :(


Kevin
 

misterfusion

Sr Member
Also do you know specifically what film the screenused uniform was worn in? Because Shatner wears an Admiral uniform in II, III and IV (briefly)
Because of the size and the age, my best guest is that it's from 2 & 3.

The chain is indeed missing, and there's lots of little black threads where they used to be. Seeing as Russom didn't open the coat in VI, it could have been pulled prior. All I know is that's the way we got it.

And it didn't come with the insignia, either. I had to add my own for my pics. :)
 

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SgtFang

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Gone but not forgotten.
Because of the size and the age, my best guest is that it's from 2 & 3.

The chain is indeed missing, and there's lots of little black threads where they used to be. Seeing as Russom didn't open the coat in VI, it could have been pulled prior. All I know is that's the way we got it.

And it didn't come with the insignia, either. I had to add my own for my pics. :)
You can get the chain from Providence Chain Company in RI. You need #703X nickel plate. :)

-Sarge
 

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