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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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 don't Klingon weapons have sheathes?

Many Klingon weapons are featured during the Star Trek television series, and the characters display a reverence for them, much like a Japanese sword master would have for a fine piece of ...
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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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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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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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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 in ...
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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 managed to acquired such 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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Kahless and Klingon Appearance

I never quite understood the disconnect between the Klingon appearance in the original series and the others (TNG and beyond) until I read recently on Wikipedia: A canonical explanation for the ...

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