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October 17[edit]

Did Susan Howard and Michael Ansara have skin outbreaks on Star Trek ?[edit]

Both played Klingons in Day of the Dove, in heavy makeup, but even through the cosmetics it was apparent they had some type of skin outbreak. Was this an allergic reaction to the make-up ? See close-ups of both here (9th and 11th pics): [1]. SinisterLefty (talk) 01:35, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

For what it's worth, Memory Alpha's page on the episode, here, makes no mention of such a thing. -- (talk) 01:57, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Looks like makeup. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:50, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
I am referring to the bumps on their cheeks, under the makeup. In other pics of the two, they have clear skin (and somehow I doubt if they would have been cast for these parts if they had bad skin). Are you saying the Klingons were intentionally given lumpy skin ? If so, I'd expect some type of regular pattern. SinisterLefty (talk)
I'm no dermatologist but I would agree with the OP's assertion. Looks like a bad reaction to cheap make up. Or may be just acne, which could be caused from repeated applications of oily makeup. Anton (talk) 08:04, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
While it was "makeup" in a technical, film and television making sense, the skin tone of Klingons in the original Star Trek series was achieved by applying shoe polish to the actors' faces. I could definitely see such things causing acne and/or rashes. --Khajidha (talk) 19:00, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
[2] mentions skin problems both due to glue and undefined makeup, but only for TNG and DS9. Nil Einne (talk) 23:06, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

October 21[edit]


There is a Twitter account that tweets whenever a "scorigami", or unique final score, is recorded in the NFL. Is there a similar Twitter account that tweets or website that posts a video of whenever a safety is scored in the NFL? (talk) 06:45, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

I did not find a twitter account, but I did find this. No idea how often it is updated. --Jayron32 11:58, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

October 22[edit]

Source of a film quote[edit]

Only one is a wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere was spoken by Kim Novak in Vertigo (film).

I know the names of the screenwriters and the writers who jointly wrote the original novel on which the screenplay was based.

I want to know whether this exact quote appeared in the original novel, or was an invention of the screenwriters. Short of getting hold of the novel (unlikely), or being lucky enough to find its searchable text online (even more unlikely), how would I find out? -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 09:05, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I can't help you I'm afraid as I don't have the book, but why do you think getting hold of it is so difficult? It might be out of print, but second-hand copies are freely available on used book websites. I might also be able to access a searchable online version of it, if you give me a day or two. --Viennese Waltz 12:02, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@JackofOz: Try asking at WP:RX if someone has access to the book. RudolfRed (talk) 16:27, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Shmoop attributes it to Samuel A. Taylor:
"Coppel had worked out many of the specifics of the adaptation, but Taylor was the one who gave the film's dialogue its final form. Besides hammering out the zingers we know and love—lines like Madeleine's "Only one is a wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere"—Taylor made a crucial addition to the film: he created the character of Midge, who represents good humor, optimism and sanity in a film filled with its opposite." ([3])
That part is unfortunately unsourced. I found sources for Taylor having created Midge, but nothing more on the famous quote. It sounds like it wasn't part of the novel, but I can access neither the original nor a translation of D'entre les morts. ---Sluzzelin talk 17:41, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

October 23[edit]

What musical instrument is this?[edit]

What musical instrument is being played by the man in the red jacket?

Thank you. (talk) 21:58, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

The title says, and I concur, it's an Irish bouzouki (and the man in the red jacket is Daoirí Farrell). ---Sluzzelin talk 22:06, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Nothing like this has ever shortened my hours of waiting at airports. (Though I've experienced drunken football chants). But I do remember taking the ferry from Rosslare to Calais years ago, and late in the evening a couple of Irish passengers unpacked their instruments and no one slept. Music rules. Cool clip, thanks, 128.229! ---Sluzzelin talk 22:21, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Sluzzelin! (talk) 22:32, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

October 24[edit]