King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Pick up a copy of The Best of Trek #3 on Amazon and see for yourself. "Change for the sake of change" is a recurring complaint, and the article calling the new-look Klingons "spine-headed munchkins" is hilarious.
I understand fans' problems with the TMP Klingons even less than I understand their issues with the refit Enterprise
The new Klingons in TMP were scary
, in contrast to the nearly laughable types of TOS that owed more than a little to the Emperor Ming.
Granted, TMP made them so by using fairly straightforward tropes, such as red lighting, smoke, makeup, fangs, guttural speech, etc. But it worked: they seemed much more threatening than before. More animalistic. Too bad later Trek
rendered them all but ineffectual in hand to hand with our beloved protagonists.
(Frankly, I never saw the need to "explain" the "discrepancy" of their TMP appearance with TOS by the augment virus, either, but that's another story.... Fans can be such literalists!)