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Old 09-19-2011, 03:46 AM
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Majel's boobs, real or fake? (trek)

Just rewatching "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" and I couldn't help but wonder, em, what was she made of?

No doubting those legs and dat ass, but in the ep, she looked like she was stuffing her costume up top.

Tits on a ritz?

Just don't look natural!
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:15 AM
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I'm a gay guy, so what do I know, but her boobs look fine and natural to me.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:26 AM
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Just rewatching "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" and I couldn't help but wonder, em, what was she made of?
In that episode, you were checking out Nurse Chapel?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:29 AM
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In that episode, you were checking out Nurse Chapel?
Does that make me a gay guy?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:31 AM
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The bras of that era were sturdy.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:33 AM
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In that episode, you were checking out Nurse Chapel?
Andrea's boobs were a lot smaller. That's why she had to wear the outfit.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:39 AM
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Andrea's boobs were a lot smaller. That's why she had to wear the outfit.
Were they really? I just don't think Majel had that much on top, which is totally fine with me. I prefer small boobies, they are for the most part more delicate and feminine. It may just be the costume, but it looks like whatever she had, was added onto. Whereas Andrea was pretty much natural.

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Old 09-19-2011, 04:49 AM
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Or, more dramatically-

It's a fake!
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:50 AM
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And another question, Andrea's nipples were pretty obvious, or even if they were just folds in WWT's costuming, how in the hell did that pass the censors?
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:06 AM
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Hell, check out this shot, where both nipples and vulva are pretty obvious!

Holy Moley!

Even Majel is staring at that shit!

And they wonder why adolescent boys loved Star Trek. It was the best we had back before the Internet!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:10 AM
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Yes, but, in that costume she couldn't be wearing any bra at all, hence the nipples and natural form. Majel looks to be wearing the aforementioned industrial-strength bra of the era... probably the infamous cone bra. Based on her appearance in later Treks, she had to be working with something up top!
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:14 AM
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Hell, check out this shot, where both nipples and vulva are pretty obvious!

Holy Moley!

Even Majel is staring at that shit!
And Kirk has to be physically restrained.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:21 AM
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And Kirk has to be physically restrained.
As did I.


WOW!
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:32 AM
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There's nothing about those images that make me think they're fake.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:24 AM
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It seems to me that kids today are not accustomed to the mid-60s industrial-strength-bra defined torpedoes look.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:09 AM
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It seems to me that kids today are not accustomed to the mid-60s industrial-strength-bra defined torpedoes look.
That and the costume is strange. It has seams where most normal garments don't have them and they, well, enhance the overall look.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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Majel's boobs, real or fake? (trek)

The boobs are real.


It's Majel Barrett that's fake.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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Hell, check out this shot, where both nipples and vulva are pretty obvious!

Holy Moley!

Even Majel is staring at that shit!

And they wonder why adolescent boys loved Star Trek. It was the best we had back before the Internet!
It's the '60s so that my friend is her bush.


I would also like to add that I, Zebra, personally touched the outfit that Andrea wore in this episode while viewing the collection during the Star Trek Auction. (yes, I took a good smell too)

All I can say is, They should have sent a poet.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:23 AM
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It's the '60s so that my friend is her bush.


I would also like to add that I, Zebra, personally touched the outfit that Andrea wore in this episode while viewing the collection during the Star Trek Auction. (yes, I took a good smell too)

All I can say is, They should have sent a poet.
Agreed. Waxing hadn't been invented yet.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:36 AM
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It's the '60s so that my friend is her bush.
But you have to admit there are some very dromedary like characteristics there.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:44 AM
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Costumers on Star Trek loved small-titted women. It made it so much easier to fit them into weird costumes. Imagine having to engineer the gown in "Who Mourns For Adonis?" if Leslie Parrish had been rockin' the boobies.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:11 AM
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Stupid question, did they have implants back then? Or do you mean augmented by the costume and industrial sized 60s bras?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:34 AM
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Stupid question, did they have implants back then?
Modern implants have been around since the 1950s, but I don't think it was very common for actresses yet in the late 1960s.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:40 AM
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Hollywood has, even in the '60s amazing ability to stuff, pad, or enhance the apparent size of breasts.

Posture, camera angles, composition, makeup, and costumes all can add or subtract to the size.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:42 AM
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Whenever I think of that episode, I think of the practical joke that was mentioned in The Making of Star Trek. Roddenberry had been repeatedly bothered by an insurance salesman who wanted to meet with him. They got Ted Cassidy in his full Ruk makeup and costume (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ruk) to sit in Roddenberry's office and then a secretary asked the insurance salesman to step in, pretending that it actually was Roddenberry behind the desk. The agent was a bit taken aback for a moment, but then launched into his sales spiel. Cassidy sat there, saying, "Yes," "Hmmm," and "I see" as the agent did his best to sell the damned insurance. Roddenberry and the others, busting a gut quietly laughing outside, finally came in and explained the gag.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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Hollywood has, even in the '60s amazing ability to stuff, pad, or enhance the apparent size of breasts.

Posture, camera angles, composition, makeup, and costumes all can add or subtract to the size.
I have wondered about this vis a vis another Trek girl, Teri Garr. In the ep. in question ("Assignment: Earth"), she very clearly is an A-cup, but fast forward to Young Frankenstein 5 years later and she is definitely a C (which is the point of at least one gag). Nothing I've read indicates that she went under the knife, but I could be wrong.

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:01 PM
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:11 PM
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Here are some screen caps of Majel Barrett in a 1958 movie. So there was something to work with.

As for Terri Garr, check out these clips of her when she was an unbilled dancer. I think the difference between these and Young Frankenstein can be summed up as "push-up bra."
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:54 PM
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Modern implants have been around since the 1950s, but I don't think it was very common for actresses yet in the late 1960s.
I didn't know that, I thought they were developed (heh) in the late 70s. I base this on that movie on cable with Ross from Friends (pretty solid research on my part).
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:05 PM
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I have wondered about this vis a vis another Trek girl, Teri Garr. In the ep. in question ("Assignment: Earth"), she very clearly is an A-cup, but fast forward to Young Frankenstein 5 years later and she is definitely a C (which is the point of at least one gag). Nothing I've read indicates that she went under the knife, but I could be wrong.
She had at least one topless scene at some point a bit after "Young Frankenstein", and she was still packing an A-cup.

Just costuming for YF.

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:08 PM
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I didn't know that, I thought they were developed (heh) in the late 70s. I base this on that movie on cable with Ross from Friends (pretty solid research on my part).
That movie spanned several decades. I believe the first part was set in the '50s.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:09 PM
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She had at least one topless scene at some point a bit after "Young Frankenstein", and she was still packing an A-cup.

Just costuming for YF.

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2 scenes, actually, in FF Coppola's One From the Heart.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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Were they really? I just don't think Majel had that much on top, which is totally fine with me. I prefer small boobies, they are for the most part more delicate and feminine. It may just be the costume, but it looks like whatever she had, was added onto. Whereas Andrea was pretty much natural.

cite

Now, you tell me, which are more real?
Huh. I don't remember them being that big. And the pic I found when I googled was from the front. Maybe I'm thinking of some other scantily clad female.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:47 PM
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Hell, check out this shot, where both nipples and vulva are pretty obvious!

Holy Moley!

Even Majel is staring at that shit!

And they wonder why adolescent boys loved Star Trek. It was the best we had back before the Internet!
Damn, the Queen of the planet Bactria! Gonna have to watch that episode tonight...
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:05 PM
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But you have to admit there are some very dromedary like characteristics there.
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Damn, the Queen of the planet Bactria!
Seems to be some taxonomic disagreement here.

(Ahem.) One hump or two?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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She had at least one topless scene at some point a bit after "Young Frankenstein", and she was still packing an A-cup.

Just costuming for YF.

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2 scenes, actually, in FF Coppola's One From the Heart.
If one were so inclined, one could google "Teri Garr Naked" and click on the link labled celebritymoviearchive.com. WARNING. That link is safe for your computer. I won't vouch for any other link brough up in the Google search.

They have three still pics from that movie and you can make up your own mind. She was an A or B.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Or, more dramatically-

It's a fake!
Senator Vreenak concurs.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:16 PM
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Hell, check out this shot, where both nipples and vulva are pretty obvious!

Holy Moley!

Even Majel is staring at that shit!

And they wonder why adolescent boys loved Star Trek. It was the best we had back before the Internet!
Here's the thing - they shot the show on 35mm film, but showed on TV. That capture is obviously from an HD transfer of the 35mm film, with a level of detail that never would have been visible on standard definition television of the time. Not even the editor of that episode would have seen her aureole, as he would have been cutting a work print on a Moviola or KEM, looking at a small screen. Who knows if they ever viewed the whole episode in a screening room until the film was transmitted on TV?
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:38 PM
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It's the '60s so that my friend is her bush.
I just got goose bumps.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:05 PM
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Whenever I think of that episode, I think of the practical joke that was mentioned in The Making of Star Trek. Roddenberry had been repeatedly bothered by an insurance salesman who wanted to meet with him. They got Ted Cassidy in his full Ruk makeup and costume (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ruk) to sit in Roddenberry's office and then a secretary asked the insurance salesman to step in, pretending that it actually was Roddenberry behind the desk. The agent was a bit taken aback for a moment, but then launched into his sales spiel. Cassidy sat there, saying, "Yes," "Hmmm," and "I see" as the agent did his best to sell the damned insurance. Roddenberry and the others, busting a gut quietly laughing outside, finally came in and explained the gag.
It wasn't insurance the guy was selling, it was custom-made suits.

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall that day, because Cassidy was apparently playing part to the hilt, cigar in one hand, phone pressed to his ear as he's standing behind his desk ("Look, babe, I need another three thousand in the effects budget or the Enterprise ain't gonna fly, capisce?" To salesman: "Young man, I'll take care of you in just one minute." )

Another great story about that episode is Sherry Jackson, who wore that outfit, going to the commissary with Bill Shatner for lunch. She had requested a bathrobe to cover up the costume, but right before she went into the commissary, she drops the robe and makes a legendary entrance.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:14 PM
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I'd love to have been a fly on the wall that day, because Cassidy was apparently playing part to the hilt, cigar in one hand, phone pressed to his ear as he's standing behind his desk ("Look, babe, I need another three thousand in the effects budget or the Enterprise ain't gonna fly, capisce?" To salesman: "Young man, I'll take care of you in just one minute." )
Did the guy not recognize the voice at least? Cassidy had been on The Addams Family for two years by that point. Or was his Lurch voice that much of an affectation?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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Or was his Lurch voice that much of an affectation?
Surely it was.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:35 PM
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Surely it was.
Oh, I'm sure he overdid the gravellyness of it, but I think it would be close enough to his regular voice to be recognizable. I've seen him in other roles and his voice is still as low as a foghorn.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:38 PM
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I've seen him in other roles and his voice is still as low as a foghorn.
"Rules? In a knife fight? No rules!"
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:41 PM
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Did the guy not recognize the voice at least? Cassidy had been on The Addams Family for two years by that point. Or was his Lurch voice that much of an affectation?

In the 1960s, there were likely some people who hadn't gotten that much into TV yet. Or, they had another fave show on at the same time and they didn't have a VCR to time shift with, being the 60s and all. Or, he was a stereotypical Ins salesman and wasn't really listening or noticing much of anything outside of his sales spiel.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:41 PM
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"Rules? In a knife fight? No rules!"
Preceding my favorite scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:46 PM
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Preceding my favorite scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
...after which Ted Cassidy spoke much higher.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:53 PM
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...after which Ted Cassidy spoke much higher.
I believe the moniker was Cut Nose Curry.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:14 PM
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It wasn't insurance the guy was selling, it was custom-made suits....
Ah, thanks. Guess I misremembered.
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