USS Einstein wrote:
It's like they took the Klingon culture from Heart of Glory, and a couple of other TNG episodes, and used it like a Bible on their culture - explaining every part of Klingon culture as being within that framework
I think that's exactly what they did. Which is why Klingon culture since then has become "HONOR! BAT'LETH! BLOODWINE! Oh wait did I mention HONOR?!" over and over again.
It's interesting that people talk about the deleted scene from Star Trek
as offering something different, because when you watch it, you realize that what seems so different is that the actor is speaking in a calm voice, and that's enough of a diversion to make the whole thing seem completely fresh.