Zombie Cheerleader wrote:
there are different races of Klingons
I find that less interesting. Why should everything be a reflection of the human norm?
I thnk that having the Kilingon empire composed of a wide multitude of species, some of whom consider themselves to be "Klingons" if not by species, then by way of political means, or as a cultural ethnicity.
it would be pretty easy to see the TOS Klingons, the TMP Klingons and the TNG Klingons as being three entirely separate species.
Multiple species could be something like second and third class citizens within the Empire, the Klingon "middle-class," and lower down the social ladder there would then be the servitor (slave) class.