Questions tagged [klingon]

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 race is the most popular fictional language by number of speakers, according to Guinness World Records. Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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Will Kurn be able to enter StoVoKor?

In ST:DS9 4x15 "Sons of Mogh," Kurn attempts Klingon ritual suicide so as to enter StoVoKor by dying with honor. By the end of the episode, Worf has his memories erased and he is taken in by ...
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What role do Targs serve in Klingon society?

In the TNG episode Where No One has Gone Before and DS9's Apocalypse Rising, the animals called targs are said to be kept as pets but in the Enterprise episode Sleeping Dogs it is implied they were ...
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What title is given to members of the Klingon High Council besides the Chancellor?

The Klingon High Council is led by an individual called the Chancellor. What title is given to the other members of the Council? "Councillor"? "Lord"? "Senator"??? I can ...
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Which Klingon ship is most representative during the TNG era?

I want to buy a few Eaglemoss starships fitting the TNG era, such as Enterpise D, Romulan Warbird (the kind that is like a biplane with scoops), Ferengi Marauder, and a Cardassian Galos class ship. ...
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Do Klingon women use their father's or mother's name?

So most Klingons seem to refer to themselves as "[name], son/daughter of [parent's name]". For Klingon males, we know it's their father's name. But I've never been able to determine if ...
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Why did the Klingon cloaking effect change from Star Trek 3 to Star Trek 4?

The Klingon Bird of Prey in Star Trek: The Search for Spock has a shimmering effect when the cloaking device is on. The shimmering effect is so pronounced that Kirk and Sulu are able to see it ...
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Do other Klingons have a choice if they want to follow a discommendation?

I've recently rewatched Star Trek - Deep Space 9 - S03E03 - The House of Quark. At the end of the episode, Quark goes to his knees and says that this is no combat but an execution. He therefore wants ...
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Why do Klingons call Commander Kruge, “My Lord”?

In Star Trek: The Search For Spock, Valkris calls Commander Kruge, "my lord and my love". Valkris: Success my lord and my love. In a later scene, a member ...
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Are the helm and navigation console reversed on Klingon ships?

On Starfleet ships, Sulu sits at the helm on the port side of the bridge, and Chekov sits at the navigational console on the starboard side. However, on the bridge of the Klingon bird of prey flown in ...
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Has there ever been a Vulcan/Klingon hybrid? [duplicate]

It's been confirmed in official Star Trek canon that various races across the Federation can copulate together. These include, to name a few, Earth and non-terrestrial humans, Khardasians, Trill hosts,...
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Do light-skinned Klingons exist?

In all of their appearances that I can think of in the TV shows, I can't remember having seen a single Klingon individual whose ethnicity differs much from the dark-skinned "standard" one that we are ...
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Why was the Klingon Chancellor not constantly challenged to duels?

In the Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind", Worf challenges Gowron, the Klingon leader to a duel, defeats him, and becomes the "leader of the Empire" (which he later passes on Martok). If ...
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How do Klingons execute prisoners?

What way do the Klingons use to execute their prisoners? In Star Trek: Enterprise, S4E15, the Klingon doctor wants to euthanize a virus-infected Klingon by injecting something. Phlox then intervenes ...
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Is there an in universe explanation for why klingons in Discovery look different similar to the viral change of TOS

Do the very altered makeup designs have a back story in Discovery that is interesting like the original series?
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Why didn't the Klingons simply switch to another planet when Qo'nos became uninhabitable?

I've watched the following scene: Quote from it: Spock: Good morning. Two months ago, a Federation starship monitored an explosion on the Klingon moon, Praxis. We ...
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Do Klingons have escape pods?

I've been re-watching Enterprise and there are 2 episodes that contradict each other: In season 4 (ep6) one of the augments say: PERSIS: I've disabled the internal sensors. It should be some time ...
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How can a single-planet species pose a threat to the Federation?

The United Federation of Planets contains 150 planets-worth of civilisations. This includes Humans, Vulcans, and many others. Presumably they would have a massive capacity for producing warships if ...
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Was General Chang's ship ever duplicated?

In Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, we learn that General Chang has a unique Bird of Prey with the ability to fire while cloaked, something that up to that point was considered impossible. But ...
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Why do Klingons use cloaking devices?

Inspired by Why don't Starfleet ships use cloaking devices? I thought a better question is, why do Klingon ships use cloaking devices? It seems we're always told about Klingon honour and their ...
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After a period of time, would Worf be considered a Dahar Master? [duplicate]

After all that Worf has done, all for the sake of the Empire, would he not deserve the title of Dahar Master?
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Do Klingons Respect Human Warriors from Antiquity?

In general, especially before the Treaty of Alliance, and the earlier neutral zone cease-fires, the Klingons thought very lowly of humanity. However, fast-forward, in time to after the Treaty of ...
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Was the pronunciation of the name Kahless changed deliberately for Discovery?

As far as I can tell, throughout all previous Star Trek installations, the Klingon "national hero" Kahless was always pronounced "kay-less", with a stress on the first syllable. In Discovery, however,...
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Does gagh provide complete nutrition?

Klingons sure love their gagh. It seems like they're eating the creepy-crawlies every time we see Klingon food. Even if there are other Klingon foods, it raises the question: Does gagh have all of ...
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In Star Trek V, why was the Klingon Bird-Of-Prey hanging close to Earth?

The sequence at the beginning of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier shows the Pioneer 10 probe being destroyed by a Klingon Bird-Of-Prey. Given the speed of the probe, even in 2287, the year the movie ...
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How were humans and klingons able to fight (in later episodes) after the Organian Treaty?

The Organian Treaty made it so that if the humans and klingons tried fighting then objects and ship controls became too hot to handle anywhere in the universe and for all time (as I understand it). ...
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In Klingon culture, is there a specific meaning behind crossing your arms and/or turning away (besides discommendation)?

Is this gesture only reserved for the discommendation ceremony (TNG: “Sins of the Father”), and subsequent reminders of the status (TNG: “Reunion”)? Have we seen Klingons use that gesture under any ...
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Why is Kahless spelt/pronounced like that?

Per the Wikipedia Entry, Kahless (pronounced: /keɪ̯.lɛs/ [kay-les] or /keɪ̯.lɪs/ [kay-lis]; Klingon pIqaD letters: "qeylIS") is a messianic figure in Klingon history, who unified the ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

I don't know if this is on-topic or not, but it has to do with Star Trek, so I think it is. Anyway, I use the site Duolingo to learn a few languages. One of the recent additions, after much tinkering, ...
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Klingon war ships to Romulan

The Klingons gave the Romulans some older warships with dilithium warp cores. Why do Romulan Warbirds use quantum singularities instead?
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How/Why did Voq's voice change?

When revealed himself as the Klingon Voq (STD:S01E11:The Wolf Inside) he began speaking with the voice of Voq (which we heard in earlier episodes).
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Is the Klingon War in Discovery the same Klingon war as that in TOS?

In Star Trek TOS S1:E27 Errand of Mercy we see the Organians end the (a?) Klingon/Federation war. In Star Trek Discovery S1:E1 The Vulcan Hello - we see the start of the (a?) Klingon/Federation war. ...
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Do Klingons do surgery without anaesthesia?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E11 The Wolf Inside - we see Tyler's flashbacks of what were thought to be torture - were in fact surgery. Vulture writer Mallory Ortberg comments: The procedure was ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that the Klingon Ship of the Dead is a Hur'q vessel from the invasion?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E2 Battle At The Binary Stars we see The Ship Of The Dead. We know that the Hur'q invaded the Klingon Homeworld in roughly Earth's history 14th Century - and from this the ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that the Klingons employ the augment virus as a subterfuge technique in Star Trek Discovery?

In Star Trek Enterprise S4:E16 Divergence - we see the Klingon experiments with genetic engineering. They appear to borrow the human efforts from the Eugenics wars. We see this particularly with the ...
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How did the Ship of the Dead survive being torpedoed in the Battle of the Binary Stars?

In the Star Trek Discovery Episode S1:E2 The Battle at the Binary Stars - we see a battle between the Klingons and the Federation. We see the Ship of the Dead (named for carrying dead warriors on ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that Arne Darvin is from the House of Mokai?

In the Star Trek:TOS Episode 44 The Trouble with Tribbles, we meet Arne Davin, a Klingon Spy, who has been surgically altered to look human. In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode S01E04 The Butchers ...
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In the first episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery' what was the point of the Klingon 'torchbearer' vessel?

Just watched the first Episode of Star Trek: Discovery and one part confused me. First to give some background, I got this from Wikipedia... Investigating a damaged satellite near a binary star ...
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Is the Klingon's view of the Federation supposed to reflect the (future) Federation's view of the Borg?

In the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery, T'Kuvma speaks of the Federation as the enemy. His main argument against the Federation was This struck me as very similar to the Federation's ...
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Why do the Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery look so different?

I know that the appearance of Klingons was different between Enterprise and The Original Series due to the mutagenic virus. Having said that I don't understand how the look of the Klingons on last ...
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Why did the show's producers choose to base their Klingons on Americans?

According to the "after-show" of Star Trek: Discovery, the Klingons are based on Americans. Can someone please explain how the producers aimed to make the comparison clear, or what similarities there ...
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What are the Klingon symbols for 11 and 12?

I'm making a clock, and I've run into a stumbling block. There's guides all over the place for how to count in Klingon, but they only seem to go up to 10. I know that 11 and 12 are wa'mah wa' and wa'...
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In DS9, season 4, episode 19 “Shattered Mirror” why do the Klingons have such straight teeth?

Why do all the Klingons in this episode have such nicely straightened teeth? Is this something peculiar to the alternate galaxy? It looks very strange to me...
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Would Worf (and other Klingons) try to fight the Crystalline Entity?

I think this question can be objectively answered, considering the large amount of information we have on Klingon psychology, etc. To run in battle would seem to be completely without honor for any ...
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What really happens when a Klingon dies?

In TNG Ep. 1x20: Heart of Glory, Worf participates in a Klingon death ritual primarily involving a lot of screaming. They're announcing the arrival of a warrior in Sto'vo'kor. The body is then ...
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Why did Worf pass up opportunities to become a key political leader in the Klingon Empire given that honour was so important to him as a Klingon?

While Worf's rank in the Federation was not considered low, it is definitely low compared to becoming a key political leader in the Klingon empire. Yet, he passed up opportunities to be "CEO" in the ...
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They ARE Klingons, and it's a long story… What's the story?

I just watched the episode of Star Trek DS9 Trials and Tribble-ations where the Defiant is taken back in time to the events of ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’ episode from Star Trek TOS. Those who ...
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Does the Klingon Empire use money?

Last December, I saw A Klingon Christmas Carol, a parody play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol set in a Klingon culture and performed almost entirely in the Klingon language (aside from a Vulcan ...
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Are there any (canon) differences between Klingon and Romulan cloaking devices?

In Trek lore, the Klingons originally obtained cloaking technology from the Romulans (during their ill-fated alliance, IIRC). My question is, are there any official/canon sources that would ...
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Do Klingons believe that William Shakespeare was Klingon? [duplicate]

From Wikipedia 1 : In a scene from the film Star Trek VI a dinner is held for the Klingon chancellor, Gorkon. He makes a toast to "the undiscovered country...the future". Spock, recognizing ...
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Why were the Klingons no longer members of the Federation?

In this question, we learn that while the Klingons were originally intended to be Federation members, later on this aspect was retconned and they were just good allies. Was an in-universe explanation ...