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MigueldaRican 05-17-2013 06:32 PM

What do the Star Trek Into Darkness Klingons look like?
 
I wanted to post this a while ago, but my internet explorer wasn't quite working with this site. So google chroming it right now.

So I’m gonna go ahead and post this response to an article. It is a slight spoiler yes (in case you are so anti-spoilerific, you don’t even want to know what the Klingons look like in the upcoming movie).

First some notable observations. And I’ll deal with the obvious expected complaints from people who think they’re Trekkies.

Firstly, yes. He’s bald. Do we know of any other bald Klingons? taH pagh taHbe’ Uh, yes, so let’s lay that debate to rest.

The author of the article ran the picture by their “alledged” Klingon expert. What did this “expert” have to say?

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Ahhh! It looks…different? What’s with the lips? And what’s with the earrings? I have never seen a Klingon with earrings. A bandolier, yes, but an earring, no. It looks a little more like the Klingons from ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ than the Klingons we’ve come to know from ‘The Next Generation’ or ‘Deep Space Nine.’ Klingon Empire insignia is legit though.”
Let’s review some things here. “What’s with the lips?” Oh, boy. My first reaction was, “Did he just say that?” Looking at the obvious racial background of the actor playing this Klingon… yeah I’m gonna just go ahead and say that comment might be worthy of Tosh.0’s “Is it racist” segment.

Next: “And what’s with the earrings? I have never seen a Klingon with earrings. A bandolier, yes, but an earring, no.” Yeah, that long hair often gets in the way. Tell me, Mr. Expert, how many Klingon ears have you actually seen?

And the most obvious: the Klingon forehead. Oh, sweet Mary mother of God. First, I’ll post a couple of the comments:

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Being a true trekkie (aka sad pathetic bastard) at this point in the star trek time line Klingons were human looking with no make up as shown in TOS The Trouble With Tribbles...I was really annoyed that I wasn't going to find out what actually happened to make them look that way...
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It does blend the old and new Klingon. That, presumably, was the point. But for the Trekkie fans the design doesn't fit the timeline... unless there is time travel in this film.
*sigh* /smh

Look… I understand… that “Star Trek Enterprise” is deemed a lackluster by even a lot of fans. But it’s there. It’s canon. And guess what, there’s an explanation to all of this. I shouldn’t have to recap. You are Trekkies. Look it up. I’ll help you out. Just watch (or rewatch) the episodes “Affliction” and “Divergence”.

So yes, now, we all know about the plague. The debate of course is whether the affect was total or not. I was under the impression that while it certainly affected a lot of Klingons, it did not hit all.

Now even if you don’t accept Enterprise as canon, we still have Kahless. And yes, he looks very Klingon by the standards of the movies and later tv shows.

Here’s the article:

http://screencrush.com/star-trek-int...ness-klingons/

starbase63 05-18-2013 07:42 AM

It wasn't your browser, Miguel, the boards were non-functional for about two months.

If you look close, some of the Klingons have hair coming from under their helmets. The reason the one we see is bald? Very simple...the helmet kept pulling the hairpiece the actor was fitted with off, so they opted for him to be bald.

MigueldaRican 05-18-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by starbase63 (Post 328924)
It wasn't your browser, Miguel, the boards were non-functional for about two months.

If you look close, some of the Klingons have hair coming from under their helmets. The reason the one we see is bald? Very simple...the helmet kept pulling the hairpiece the actor was fitted with off, so they opted for him to be bald.

Yeah, I wrote this before seeing the movie. I noticed they did have long hair which was a plus for me. Not because it was important to Star Trek canon, but because it would mark the second time Abrams decided to make a group of bad guys bald, like he had something against bald people or something. But no, all is well.

omegaman 05-25-2013 07:24 PM

In my opinion… the new look of the Klingons has made them less fearful looking!

JR585 05-25-2013 11:35 PM

I couldn't tell if they were wearing their usual split-toe boots

omegaman 05-25-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JR585 (Post 328986)
I couldn't tell if they were wearing their usual split-toe boots

Me neither.

MigueldaRican 05-27-2013 12:20 AM

Yeah there really isn't anything more scary than an 80's rockstar/biker dude. :001_tongue:


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