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Old August 18 2010, 03:53 AM   #5
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Re: TMP Klingons: what were they thinking?

Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
It's also bad writing. So how long would it take for the Enterprise to cross through the cloud to get to V'ger itself?
As long as the director feels is justified in conveying the size & alienness of the environment.
Of course it took too long for many people's comfort; the editing foibles & schedule shortcomings have been discussed to death already.

And why on Earth would Klingons attack a cloud?
Because it is in their territory would be a pretty good start.

I've always had the same belief as DS9Sega that since we a joining the action as Strafleet is first finding out what is going on (you know, not long before the cloud crosses into Federation space) that apparently a ton of shit went down as Vejur was "learning all that is learnable" from one end of the empire to the other.

Of course you could try to rationalize that the poor ol' Klingons probably never realized how big the thing was...
How could they not?

...but really, bad writing is bad writing.
Or perhaps the writers didn't feel that the audience of 1979 would need every little answer spoonfed to them.
I know I had no trouble ascribing motivation to the Klingons when the movie was released.
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