The Klingons are a major race in the Star Trek universe. The primary antagonists in The Original Series, the Klingons join the Federation before the time of The Next Generation. Several Klingon characters appear across the Star Trek franchise and a constructed language for the race is the most ...

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Would the Vulcans defend Earth from a Klingon attack before the Federation?

In the days of Captain Archer, before there was a Federation of Planets, if the Klingons decided to launch an all out assault on Earth, would the Vulcans rally to our defense?
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Is there a Klingon word for kitten?

According to Bing Translator 'kitten' (in English) translates as 'kitten' (In Klingon). Not that Klingons would enjoy the company of a fluffy kitten; but this is the internet. Surely there must be ...
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What happened to Jeremy Aster?

So in the TNG Season 3 episode "The Bonding", Worf and Jeremy Aster perform the R'uustai, a ritual that binds them together as brothers, effectively joining Jeremy Aster to the House of Mogh. What ...
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Within-universe, is Klingon a constructed language?

From the perspective of viewers of the Star Trek franchise, Klingon is a constructed language, constructed by the creators of the franchise. It is probably one of the most famous constructed ...
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How do Klingon senses compare to human senses?

A bit of a random question, but biologically, how do the five human senses' abilities compare to the Klingon's equivalent fives senses (ie touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight)? Eg Do Klingons (on ...
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Why does Worf have such short hair to begin with?

Worf begins TNG with very short hair, and progressively grows it (see images below). But for someone who thinks of himself to be very Klingon, having short hair doesn't seem to be a Klingon thing to ...
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Why does Worf not use contractions?

A similar question on why Worf 'acts' so Klingon here, but most TNG fans will note that Worf doesn't use contractions - it's quite noticeable actually - "Captain - I do not recommend that" for ...
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What did Worf say during his ascension ceremony?

In the second season Star Trek TNG episode "The Icarus Factor" Worf went through an ordeal where he admitted his deepest (read blood-thirstiest) feelings while being tormented with pain sticks. He ...
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Shakespeare “in the original Klingon”?

In The Undiscovered Country, the Klingons view Shakespeare as one of their own and the Earth versions as adaptations. How on Earth could that be? Shakespeare was certainly human as forehead ridges ...
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What is the gestation period of a Klingon?

I am aware of the gestation periods of Betazeds is 10 months and (obviously) humans, but is the time span ever addressed of Klingon gestation? (Perhaps VOY might have a reference with B'Elana's ...
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Do we ever see Klingon feet?

I know this is a bit of a random question, but after watching a considerable amount of Star Trek, I've never seen a Klingon's foot - only their boots. I know they probably have similar shaped feet to ...
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Why are the Klingons so friendly in The Undiscovered Country?

I recently watched Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, and it surprised me how un-Klingon-like the Klingons were. When this film was released, we had already seen quite a lot of examples from TNG of ...
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Why did the Klingons side with Humans after the Tomed Incident?

From what I understand of the Klings, I'd think that after humanity suffered such a huge and embarrassing loss, they would ally with the Romulans. Wouldn't Klingons would see that as a failure? Either ...
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Why does the Klingon Defence Force have such a wussy name?

The Klingons are not known for being defensive, so why is their space fleet named for defence? It should be called the Klingon Imperial Expansion Force, or the Klingon War Fleet. I have some ...
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Is there a transcript of Uhura's conversation with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, there is a scene on Kronos where Uhura leaves the shuttle to converse with the Klingons. What was the conversation about? Is there a transcript?
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Why are the bridges of Klingon ships so steamy?

Apart from looking evil, is there any particular reason as to why these rooms look like saunas? (from Arik Beremzon via Quora)
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How long do Klingons live?

Having only watched some the first 5 seasons of TNG I was wondering if there is any reference to how long Klingons live? During the series I haven't heard any reference to how old Worf is.
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Why does Worf always lose fights and get beaten by most of his opponents?

Worf is billed as a proud warrior from a mighty warrior race who live for combat and fighting. His toughness and fighting skills are constantly referred to with awe and reverence. However, he's ...
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Is the Klingon language the only constructed language seen on-screen?

Alien races speak their own languages, Vulcans, Romulans "Rihannsu ", and others. Is the Klingon language the only constructed language seen on screen? If so, why did it receive more attention than ...
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What is the Klingon Bloodwine made of?

Do we know what the Klingon Bloodwine is actually made of? Is it actually as the name suggests? or is it just referring to the colour of it?
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What is this Klingon Santa saying?

I just received this by e-mail: Can anyone fluent in Klingon translate what this Klingon Santa is saying?
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Are Klingons obligate carnivores?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Honor" Commander Riker participates in a Federation-Klingon officer exchange program. The evening before his transfer he gorges himself on ...
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How common were non-Federation replicators?

While writing up an answer to this question, I was looking for information on how common dilithium mines were, trying to find evidence that dilithium couldn't be replicated. The only dilithium mines ...
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Was there Klingon used in any of Star Wars movies?

A comment on this SO question stated: Klingon is a real Earth language, but it's only heard in the second movie and never shown printed. I couldn't find any references to that. Was there ...
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Klingon evolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kahless and Klingon Appearance Going from Star Trek TOS to TNG, Klingons change quite a bit. Does anyone know the explanation given for this? I know in an episode of DS9 ...
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Are there in-universe explanations for how some species' appearances change between series?

Through the course of the Star Trek franchise, some species have undergone significant changes in their appearance. For example, here is a Klingon as seen in The Original Series. And, here is one ...
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Do all Klingons have piece-meal disruptors?

In "Heart of Glory," two captive Klingons form a disruptor beam out of pieces taken from their armour and clothing. Do all Klingons have this system? Only members of the military? Or is this ...
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Why did the Klingon language flourish?

I've been thinking recently about the development of the Klingon language, and how it started off as a few small phrases developed by James Doohan (Scotty) and was developed into a full language over ...
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Why was there never a Star Trek series based primarily on Klingons

Given how popular Klingons seem to be with the fan base, does anyone know why no one ever considered a TV series based around a Klingon star ship? That's what I was really hoping for when I first ...
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Why Kahlest considers her life over after Khitomer?

In Sins of the Father, Picard retrieved another survivor of the Khitomer Massacre, a woman named Kahlest. This old women kept saying that she considered her life over after Khitomer and she was ...
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Were Klingon Starships originaly supposed to be able to “cling on” to Federation Starships?

The Klingon Battle Cruiser looks like it was designed to "cling on" to the saucer sections of Federation Starships. Was that the original concept, and is that where the name "Klingons" came from?
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What is the nature of the Klingon Empire population?

The Klingon Empire is comparable in size with the United Federation of Planets. However the UFP consists of hundreds of different species. We don't get to see a lot of the Klingon Empire throughout ...
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Do Klingon Cranial Ridges Offer Sufficient Individualization like Fingerprints in Humans?

I was listening to the commentary on an episode of Star Trek Deep Space 9, and one of the writers mentioned that Bajorans' facial ridges are more-or-less the same on all Bajora, "unlike the Klingons." ...
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At what point in a Klingon's day is it determined whether or not it is a good day to die?

Worf's first line in First Contact is: Perhaps today is a good day to die! http://youtu.be/AFxGPI1Uvlg Given the word choice and emphasis used in that sentence, it is implied that at some point ...
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Did Worf's sash color change throughout TNG? When and why?

Tango's answer to "TNG crew in weird shopped rainbow hats" question mentioned that there was some sort of identifiable change to the color AND texture of Worf's sash. The random images below seem to ...
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How did the Klingon race acquire cloaking technology?

I was wondering how a warrior race like the Klingons acquired an advanced technology, for the Star Trek universe, as cloaking.
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What factors influenced the evolution of Klingon cranial ridges?

Many species in the Star Trek universe have "bumpy foreheads"--most famously, the Klingons. What are the likely factors that influenced the evolution of Klingon cranial ridges? Could it be a ...
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Is the Klingon language fully realized, or just a handful of disconnected phrases?

I watch Big Bang Theory a lot and notice they sometimes speak to each other in Klingon and I remember at one point seeing a poster, when I was little, with a bunch of Klingon phrases for like, where ...