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Today’s Behind the Scenes Pic is highly illogical.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

You’ve seen a lot of make-up pics so far in this column and you’ll see a lot more before I’m through with you, however this one isn’t really a hardcore make-up freak’s dream… There’s no Dick Smith or Rick Baker or Stan Winston or Jack Pierce. This is more of a traditional hair and make-up shot.

Of course there is an alien in the pic and a grumpy doc, but still. You get what I mean.

This photo was actually put out into the world by Leonard Nimoy himself, via his Twitter Page and shows a real nice candid moment from the making of the original series. I especially love the contrast of Nimoy wearing both his Spock ears/eyebrows as well as his civvies.

Enjoy the pic and click for the big, wallpaper-sized image.



Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is a nice shot from one of the most famous silent films of all time. See you then!

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  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by WickedChicken37

    Miss you Mr. Kelley

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    im a doctor not and talkbacker

    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    RIP Deforest Kelley

    by brocknroll

    Deforest's birthday is January 20th, maybe Leonard posted it in honor him.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Never give up, never surrender

    by Gorgomel

    oh wait...

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Waits for all the Star Trek haters

    by brocknroll

    Where ever Star Trek is mentioned on any movie site, we're going to get a lot of "Star Trek is boring, Star Wars is better" posts.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Shatner wiggy

    by catlettuce4

    That's Fred Philips, the ST make up boss partly hidden in the far background there. This photo might be from the session where Shatner famously lost his temper and stormed out as he feared his toupee secrets would be photographed.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Looks like Nimoy is about to do a bump...

    by force_fed

    I always heard that the Star Trek makeup room was a notorious party dungeon, but damn...

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Star Trek is boring, man... Star Wars is WAY better!!!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    The prophecy is fulfilled!!!!!!!!!!! (Honestly, I like them both, just fine.)

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    That guy working on Kelley looks like he's from the present day

    by CountryBoy

    Doesn't he? Even the glimpses of the guys behind him look like they're from the 60's. Weird...

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Cool, the REAL Spock & McCoy!

    by GeorgieBoy

    Not like those pretenders from JJ Trek. Which movie is this from anyway? Looks like one of the early ones, Khan or SFS?

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    JJ and Nu Trek suck

    by KilliK

    well someone had to say it. oh and cool pic.two of my most favorite actors/characters together putting their make up. it would have been even more awesome if Kirk was in the pic too,but he probably was humping the hair-dresser in the closet.HA.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    braindrain, lol

    by CountryBoy

    Maybe it's the combo of t-shirt/polo shirt, and his normal-looking hair... somehow he alone in that whole photo looks completely contemporary. I dunno, can't 'splain it.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    They were like "What are you, from the year 2011?"

    by CountryBoy

    They made futuristic robot-noises whenever he walked by...

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    "Are you out of your Vulcan mind?"

    by Dark Doom

    Classic pic, thanks for the flashback.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    by maxwell's hammer

    Just watched the Trek trilogy this weekend (II, III, IV), and its amazing how awesome those three movies are, while simultaneously plowing forward with complete disregard for any semblance for reality. I mean, I know its Star Trek and science fiction and whatnot, but seriously, characters do things and say things and draw conclusions that are utterly laughable. I still love the hell out of them though.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    TOS or TMP?

    by Odkin

    DeForrest's hair doesn't look right for the series. Are we sure this isn't from The Motion(less) Picture?

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    the future make up guy working on Bones


    Countryboy and braindrain - thats the first thing i thought when i saw the pic. whoa it looks like it was taken on the set of the new movie! its the make up guy - hes dressed and just looks like hes from now!.... also the room and lighting looks quite contemporary more so than anything they ever did on the show LOL its almost a thing like that guy who found the BTS footage from a Charlie Chaplin movie of some weird looking dude with a mobile phone! more star trek real world weirdness here: that footage feels like some Area 51 top secret footage where Kirk has landed Tomorrow is Yesterday style to take the place of JFK or something.... very Twilight Zoney

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    cartmanez/odkin, maybe it IS from the movie

    by CountryBoy

    That would explain it -- but that guy doesn't even look like he's from the 80's, he looks like he's from literally this afternoon... Hhhhmmmm... Cartmanez, I'll have to watch that footage tomorrow -- my internet's too slow :(

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Future guy is showing Bones his brush shaped iphone


  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    You guys

    by jameskpolk

    Act like no one ever wore a polo shirt before the 1990s. Jeez, they had things then that we still have today, like slide rules and hand cranked adding machines and terrible music

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    ..while Nimoy attempts to get his dummy shape ipod working


  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Re: Cartmenez... and anything related to 'Future Man'

    by SK229

    This is one of the funniest TB's I've read in a while. "They'd make robot noises when he walked by..." - fucking classic. That would make a great SNL skit. A guy from the future who has all this futuristic technology, but the only thing everyone pays attention to is the fact that he's wearing a slightly different shirt. Or something... Anyway, I watched that video and I love that the payoff is so brief and comes about a third of the way through. Plus, it's really eerie for some reason even without Kirk.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    ..given to him by future make up guy of course


  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    What season did the shat start wearing the rug?

    by Crimson Dynamo

    or did he wear it all along? it always looks real to me, unlike the t.j. hooker hair hat. and harold lloyd always looks oddly modern to me compared to the other actors around him

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    shats was wearing allthrough TOS


    and even the Twilight Zones i think

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    preparing for...COTEOF?


    cud be...with Nimoy dressed like that. or he could be off home

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    This pic...

    by Bootskin obscure. ; )

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't Nimoy have put on his pullover BEFORE doing his hair and ears?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Just seems he's gonna mess something up when he does.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    "Future Man" probably an avid golf or tennis player.

    by Cheif Brody

    René Lacoste, the French 7-time Grand Slam tennis champion, invented that shirt style in the 20's. The make up guy's "brush" hand is probably covering the "Crocodile" emblem.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Groovy pic

    by dukeroberts

    It's cool to see behind the scenes stuff from TOS. The make-up guy does kind of look like Harvey Weinstein. His hair does not look that modern to me though. It almost looks like Norman or Harry Osborn hair, without as much wavy/stripy-ness going on. The first silent movie that came to my mind was Safety Last. Will we see Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock on a platform on top of a building?

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Looks more like STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE than Original Series!

    by Drunken Busboy

    This looks more late 70's than late 60's! Are you sure this isn't from the 1st movie?

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Like a few others have pointed out...

    by Ironhelix

    ...the photo DOES look oddly as if it were taken recently. Very strange.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Nimoy wearing lipstick

    by Arcadian Del Sol


  • Jan. 17, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    It's great how this pic is --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- completely screwing with the minds of all the twenty-something saps who firmly believe that history started with their birth.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Sweet watch on Nimoy...

    by Somerichs

    understated, yet manly... :)

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    wow... am I the only one to get a weird JFK vibe off Bones there?

    by TheSeeker7

    Seriously, my first look upon just the smaller version here embedded in the page, something jumped out at me about Deforest Kelley there but I couldn't put my finger on it, like 30 seconds later I realized at that bit of a distance/lower rez, his profile sorta eerily look's like JFK's. ha!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Future Man is none other than...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    hilarious actor Kevin James. You lose a lot of weight time traveling you see.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    Original Cast: Yes; Original Series: No

    by Longtime Lurker

    Definitely looks TMP to me, except of course that there is more action in this shot than in the entire first film Sad but true.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    History started with my birth!

    by Larry Sellers

    WTF is with Quinto????????? Looks weird LMAO LOL GTFO

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Post Scrotum

    by Larry Sellers

    It's called TECHNOLOGY. anything has the potential to look new these days. poseurs.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    That is one buff makeup dude

    by TenThousandBears

    Real men rouged back then.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Looks like TMP to me too

    by Mark

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Damn good show. Damn good actors

    by AsimovLives

    More and more i'm at awe of the original STAR TREK show. I could buy a blue-ray player just for it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It's easy to spot a Star Trek hater, they all loved Jar Jar Abrams's TOTAL RETARD SHIT TREK.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by Yaroh_Meringue

    Button-down collars and polo shirts were severely out-of-fashion in 1979 and wouldn't come back until the mid-80's. Also, both Nimoy and Kelly looked significantly older than this in the late '70s:

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:54 a.m. CST

    The future guy with the polo shirt

    by AsimovLives

    What you guys are not understanding is that today's polo shirts are designed to be alike the ones in the 60s. It's retro design as fashion. So, it's not that the guy is dressed futuristically, but it's that today our fashion is based on the fashions of the past decades. This should be common knowledge.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:18 a.m. CST

    The typical gay ass jokes about TMP are already here

    by AsimovLives

    The Motionless Picture, hem? How to detect an ADD moron? They don't like STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. It's that easy. Robert Wise owns all this morons's asses, even in death.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by johnny_alpha

    Christ, I knew you'd be sniffing around. 'Jar Jar Blah, Shit Trek blah blah, Robert Wise blah blah blah'. Oh, hang on, I like the TMP...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by Smack_Teddy

    I genuinely really like both TMP & Jar Jar Trek. I can get into & dig the pacing, temporal-spatial from, duration, style of shots etc. ... what the hell does that make me!? A freak!?.... A phoney?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Tomorrows pick

    by Smack_Teddy

    Birth of a Nation? Season 6 of 24 muted?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I'm in the minority on digging TMP

    by TheSeeker7

    I have learned in the roughly (only about 6-7 years since I first saw it, yes, I admit) that I appear to be in the vast minority that actually likes STAR TREK:TMP. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying it's the top in the series, or even necessarily top 3, but while yes Wise is maddeningly deliberate in those opening space/Enterprise reveal shots, it's the plot itself that I found really cool and intriguing. A way to tie something modern day (well, that was back then) so well into the mythos of ST as a mysterious villain... I love the 2nd half of the film.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Nimoy Says TOS

    by Tassium

    He has this pic on his Twitter account and describes it thus: "In makeup dep't. with the great DeForest Kelley during the original series days. LLAP " And DeForest Kelly was 58 during TMP filming, he really doesn't look 58 in this pic.

  • Asi, I have a question for you... if Jar Jar actually made a good movie, do you think you'd give him credit for it? I try to be as objective about my own opinion as I can. That is, I try not to let personal prejudices and such get in the way of the simple question, "was that movie an entertaining or simply enlightening and positive experience?" This could mean any number of things, it doesn't mean I only like entertaining movies about lollipops and rainbows... a positive experience could mean it made me question the world, see things from a new perspective... whatever. I feel it's important with any art/entertainment that you meet the work on its own terms and judge accordingly. The point is, your hatred of J.J. Abrams and 'Shit Trek', as you call it, has reached epic, legendary proportions and it makes me wonder if you'd be able to see through that hatred if he did something worthwhile. Let me ask you a few questions and I'm 100% serious about this: Do you think Abrams has any redeeming qualities whatsoever? Do you believe he has any cinematic and/or storytelling talent? Have you ever seen anything in his films or television shows that you liked? Just to make this query complete, I'm going to give my own take on what I don't like about Abrams: For some reason, I dislike him more than someone like Michael Bay, because Abrams seems to make well disguised mediocrities. People praise him as if he's the second coming of Serling, Spielberg, Lucas, and Roddenberry all rolled into one, but I actually agree with much of your assessment that his work is totally lacking in any substance whatsoever and, unlike those mentioned, he's incapable (at least thus far) of giving a work the action adventure pathos/depth of a Jaws, the bittersweet nostalgia of an American Graffiti, the extreme multi-level irony of a Twilight Zone, or the forward thinking vision/philosophy/what ifs? of the real Star Trek. For me, his work is the ultimate in shiny objects being dangled in front of the audience so that they don't pay too much attention to whether or not there's a 'there' there and for THAT, I have to give him credit, because he does have a talent for kinetic, hyper energized, pretty looking films with decent performances, a perfect mix that seems to fool the audience like clockwork. I even enjoy his work sometimes but then look back and realize it's usually empty spectacle. About as filling as cotton candy and as plotless as a video art installation. I also feel that he tends to put into his work the kinds of people he must hang out with... pretty, well dressed, hip, but ultimately vapid and uninteresting. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure others will tell me how I'm wrong.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    maybe Nosferatu next?

    by Keats

    or Battleship Potemkin?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    TMP directors cut dvd waay better!!

    by darthwaz1

    If u didn't like the original version, watch the dvd version that came out a while's a huge improvement!!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Future Guy also looks like a fattened-up Woody Harrelson

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    typical gay ass joke . . .

    by theKRELL

    Apt description AssMunchLives . . . fits you to a T.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by SmokieGeezer

    I cannot stop posting this until it happens. Karl Thommason deserves to come back NOW

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST


    by MaxThrust

    This exact photo was used tonight on PBS' "Pioneers Of Television: Science Fiction". Those of you on the west coast can catch the show @ 8PM PST. Was a good program - covered Roddenberry, Irwin Allen, and Rod Serling.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Spock wears hip huggers? (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    The City on the Edge of Forever?

    by JML9999

    DeForest Kelly getting his makeup for McCoy's his post cordrazine crash when he shows up on Edith Keeler's doorstep?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Nimoy looks like

    by Truxton Spangler

    he has a pack of smokes in his shirt pocket. That, and the fact that he's not dressed like a slob like many people do now should denote that it's not from the present, but some time ago.