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

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Has a Klingon ever been head-butted to any effect by a non-Klingon?

Given the tough cranial ridge that nature has selected to incorporate into the Klingon forehead, has any non-Klingon given a Klingon an effective headbutt (on their head) on-screen?
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“Then our enemies are fortunate” as a response to “today is a good day to die”

A friend of mine remembers a scene in DS9, which she believes was an exchange between Worf and Ezri Dax, where Worf says the immortal Klingon line: Today is a good day to die. To which Ezri ...
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Is Kruge's pet in STIII a type of Klingon Jackal?

In the TOS film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Klingon captain Kruge has a vicious looking lizard-dog at his side. The animal is never given a name, although it was called "monster dog" behind ...
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What long-looking worms are the Klingons always eating?

I was reading an article on arstechnica here and I remembered that in Star Trek, Klingons are shown eating a lot of long looking worms. Anyone know what they are? Has anyone tried them? Or they just ...
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Do Klingons refer to their battleships as “she”?

By long tradition in the English-speaking world, ships are called "she". This tradition (which may predate English) continues in referring to the U.S.S. Enterprise, according to the star trek ...
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What is Klingon hell? Is it really the Klingon afterlife?

What is Klingon hell? Is it another planet, an illusion, just a dream, or is it really the afterlife?
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What happens to Klingons who die on Starfleet ships? [duplicate]

In the TNG episode Heart of Glory, Worf states that once a Klingon has died their body becomes an empty shell, and should be treated as such. What exactly does this mean for the crew? Organic waste ...
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What happened to Ambassador Kell?

It's shown in the episode "The Mind's Eye" that Klingon Ambassador Kell was a traitor in cahoots with the Romulan Empire. Is there anything in the EU which speaks to what happened to the ambassador? ...
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What was the command relationship between Captain Sisko and General Martok in DS9?

In the Season 5, Episode 26 (''Call to Arms''), we see Captain Sisko communicating with General Martok in these kinds of tone: General Martok, take a defensive position near the Defiant. They have ...
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For Whom Is It a Good Day to Die?

We hear the phrase, "Today is a good day to die," several times from Klingons. This phrase, in reality, is considered to have come from Crazy Horse, or Black Elk, or from Lakota Sioux phrase Hóka-héy!...
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Are the Klingon gods in Stovokor?

In the Deep Space Nine episode Homefront, Worf says: Our gods are dead. Ancient Klingon warriors slew them a millennia ago. They were more trouble than they were worth. So were they sent to ...
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Was the Sword of Kahless inspired by the One Ring?

Appearance-wise, the Sword of Kahless, as seen in the eponymous Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, looks nothing like the One Ring: But in terms of their effect on the holder, they are quite ...
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How did first contact with the Klingons lead to war?

In TNG "First Contact" (the episode, not the film), Picard claims: ...there is no starship mission more dangerous than that of first contact. We never know what we will face when we open the door ...
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Klingon science vessel: battles against ignorance, spoils of knowledge

I found the following on TV tropes: In one episode of DS9 we heard a snippet of a Klingon science vessel's log where the captain spoke of winning battles against ignorance, and bringing home vast ...
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Did Christopher Lloyd invent the Klingon warrior?

One of the lasting contributions of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the now standard appearance of the Klingons, which changed dramatically from The Original Series: However, those Klingons only ...
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Why not give the old Klingons ridges?

The episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" had the DS9 cast interacting with TOS footage. When Sisko and company are surprised to see smooth-headed Klingons, Worf hints at some embarrassing racial secret ...
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Were any creatures native to Praxis?

Praxis, the moon of Qo'noS, was colonised by Klingons from the home planet, whose economy, although not literally their home world, was destroyed by its explosion. But were there any beings native to ...
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Have any Federation member-species served in the Klingon Defence Force? If so, who was the first?

Following on from this question which establishes that the closest thing to Starfleet that the Klingon Empire has is the Klingon Defence Force, I was curious as to whether any Federation member-...
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Is there any more Klingon Opera?

In 'Unification Pt II' in TNG, Worf walks into a bar and requests some Klingon Opera. It goes like this: Now I quite liked what I heard in that scene and I was ...
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What is the Klingon equivalent of Starfleet?

Starfleet is to the Federation as what is to the Klingon Empire? I'm looking for the organisation that the Klingon Empire has which serves a similar function to Starfleet. I thought perhaps the ...
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Why wasn't Gowron's phrase translated? [duplicate]

In the 4th season's premiere, the Way of the Warrior, Gowron utters the Klingon phrase which Benjamin Sisko had to ask Worf to be translated first - why didn't the Universal Translator do its work? ...
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Could the Klingon Second Officer of the Pagh have killed Riker with no Federation reprisals?

As part of an officer exchange program, Riker is assigned to the Klingon ship IKS Pagh, captained by Kargan. Riker embraces his role as the Klingon First Officer, and when challenged by Second Officer ...
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What is the Klingon Onomotopoeia for laughing?

Most Onomotopoeia (words that indicate a sound by being similar in structure to the sound like "haha" or "meow") for laughing in human languages are some variation on "haha" or "hehe" or something ...
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How did the Klingon war that Sisko refers to spread Starfleet thin?

DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow (Part 1)": SISKO: A Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant will affect Cardassia every bit as much as it's going to affect us. Besides, we need all the help we can ...
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What does the Klingon Empire Emblem represent?

I've included a picture below of it for your convenience. I'm looking for ideally a canon (but non-canon will suffice if there isn't a canon explanation) explanation of what this emblem represents.
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What gives Raktajino its kick?

Does Raktajino contain caffeine or some other stimulant? How potent is it?
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Why would the Federation allow a trial and request for extradition of Worf without formal relations in place with the Klingons?

DS9 "Rules of Engagement": T'LARA: This hearing will come to order. We are here to consider the request of the Klingon Empire that Lieutenant Commander Worf be EXTRADITED for trial on charges ...
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How does this restore Kurn, Worf's brother's, honor?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man ...
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Why didn't the Federation get Picard involved when Gowron pulled out of the Khitomer Accords since he is “Arbiter of Succession?”

DS9: "The Way of The Warrior": SISKO: They've decided to condemn the Klingon invasion. In response, Gowron has expelled all Federation citizens from the Klingon Empire and recalled his ...
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Did the Klingons join the Federation?

In "Samaritan Snare", there's an interesting exchange between Wesley Crusher and Captain Picard: PICARD: Several friends and I were on leave at Farspace Starbase Earhart. It was little more than a ...
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How many security guards were onboard D7-class starships?

I understand that the answer will depend on the starship class, so since more specificity is required, I would say D7-class. The reason is simple: in TOS era, at some point, the Klingons fought wars ...
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Do Klingons not bathe or not like to take baths?

In TNG episode "Conspiracy": TROI: Data, it's just not the same. Have you ever been for a real moonlight swim? DATA: One can swim in moonlight? TROI: How about you, Mister Worf? ...
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Was Qo'noS evacuated?

In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the destruction of my namesake Praxis causes an ecological disaster on the Klingon homeworld and paves the way for a serious peace effort between the ...
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How could the Yridian learn about camp on Carraya IV?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part I" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x16) an Yridian tells Worf about a prison camp on Carraya IV But later, in the end of this episode and in the begining ...
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Why did the guards at the prison camp on Carraya IV carry weapons?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part II" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x17) we see a camp on Carraya IV, where If that's so, why guards are carrying weapons? Against who they need to defend ...
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Are Klingon threats towards the Federation serious?

A few days ago I watched "Aquiel" (episode 6x13 of Star Trek The Next Generation). I noticed a line spoken by governor Torak where he claims that he found Aquiel Uhnari's escape pod wandering around ...
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Klingon unit of distance in space

In The Search for Spock and The Final Frontier, the respective bridge officers of Captain Kruge and Captain Klaa's ships use "kellikams" (perhaps "kellicams") as a unit of distance in space. An ...
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How honorably are Klingon scientists viewed by Klingon society?

Scientists are essential to the Klingon culture; without them they would not have been able to become the space-faring empire they are. Yet, with a culture based strongly on battle-honor, how ...
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Any short-haired, skin-head or bald Klingons out there?

Following this question and after watching entire Voyager, six seasons of The Next Generation and a few episodes from Deep Space Nine, I can't recall any short-haired, skin-head or bald Klingon. I ...
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What is Starfleet protocol for disposing of an unclaimed body?

In the ST:TNG episode "Heart of Glory", an Enterprise away team rescues three Klingons from a battle-damaged, derelict freighter. One of the Klingons soon dies from his injuries, prompting the two ...
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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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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 languages,...
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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 doesn't Worf 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 example,...
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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 ...