Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Waxy build-up

William Shatner's Admiral James T. Kirk from the Star Trek movies is immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood, per this report from

I think the facial likeness is pretty good for Shatner circa 1982 for The Wrath of Khan, but his hair looks more like Matthew McConaughey's 'do, something Shatner's ego would no doubt approve. Alright, alright, alright.

But who the hell designed the bridge "diorama" behind the figure? Aside from the turbo-lift doors which look like they're from TWOK, the rest of the stuff, especially the displays, look like a strange AMALGAMATION of the movies' designs. All topped off by the hot blue-white lights from J.J. Abrams' summer trek. Can you say, "bastardization?"

Oh, well, at least it's much than the old Movieland Wax Museum version, where Kirk (and the bridge crew) just looked very grumpy.

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