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Mot

Mot

Mot was a civilian Bolian hairdresser who worked in the barbershop aboard the USS Enterprise-D.

Mr. Mot often gave tactical advice to Captain Picard and Commander Riker, usually against their will. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")

Mot provided the hairpieces worn by Data and Captain Picard when they travelled to Romulus in 2368 disguised as Romulans in an attempt to locate Ambassador Spock who was on the planet seeking dialogue toward re-unification of the Vulcan and Romulan people. (TNG: "Unification I")

When Lieutenant Worf came in for a trim, Mot recommended that Worf start using conditioner. Mot's scissors produced a reaction in Worf that led Worf to discuss these feelings with Troi and Riker. (TNG: "Schisms")

When Captain Picard was captured by Kelsey and her band of mercenaries in 2369, he told them that he was Mot, the ship's barber. (TNG: "Starship Mine")

Mot was played by Ken Thorley. In the script of "Ensign Ro" the character's name was given as "Mot", but in the script of "Starship Mine" Captain Picard's alias is spelled "Mott". In TNG: "Data's Day", Shelly Desai played another Bolian barber; this character was not named in dialogue, but his name was given in the script as V'Sal. It is unclear whether Mot and V'Sal were meant to be the same character, or whether the Enterprise has two Bolian barbers.
The creation of a Bolian hairdresser character may be an expression of subtle humor because Bolians, in general, have no hair.

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