What if everyone on Star Trek: The Original Series had a beard?
Thanks to FaceApp, we now know.
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FaceApp is the internet toy of the week. The photo filter tool allows you to manipulate portraits in a variety of ways, the most popular of which is the aging feature. Even Ed Asner is getting in on the fun.
Another silly thing you can do in the app is slap facial hair on anyone. It's pretty nifty. Our mind immediately turned to Star Trek, a rather clean-shaven franchise. In fact, facial hair has a particular history in the Trek universe. In the classic episode "Mirror, Mirror," Evil Spock pops up in the transporter sporting a righteous goatee and 'stache. That's how you know he's evil.
In the latest Trek series, Discovery, a young Spock turns up with a shaggy neckbeard, like he plays bass in a hardcore band.
For our own amusement, we wanted to see what the men of the Enterprise would look like with beards — and some villains, too.
Wonder no more.