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Old December 2 2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

Soooo...long time lurker, first time poster. I felt compelled to ask this question here after it apparently was deemed too 'vulgar' for the Star Trek Answers wiki (which, as near as I can tell, is run by one guy who pretty much just regurgitates Memory Alpha content).

Anyway, here it is: I've seen multiple references online to a supposed 'existential' question that was posed in the Making of Star Trek novel - "Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?"

Supposedly, this question has had a long run as an inside gag in the Trekverse, but I am confused about its background and 'existential' nature. Can anyone help clarify?

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Old December 2 2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

It is from one of David Gerrold's two books about Star Trek (not a novel), he was supposedly describing Klingons in general and that was one of the things on the list.

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Old December 2 2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

Yes, it's from The World of Star Trek.

To paraphrase (the book is packed away), "Klingons pick on little old ladies. Klingons fart in airlocks. Klingons do the things that men pretend they don't do, only Klingons are proud of it." Or words to that effect.
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Old December 2 2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

Even the Klingon women?
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Old December 2 2013, 11:35 PM   #5
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

And to think I came in here with the expectation of posting an "In before the lock" picture, and I'm leaving on a mission to find a book...
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Old December 3 2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

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And to think I came in here with the expectation of posting an "In before the lock" picture, and I'm leaving on a mission to find a book...
Yep, David Gerrold made Klingon airlock farts soft canon.

Go figure.
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Old December 3 2013, 05:10 AM   #7
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

Klingons fart in your general direction!
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Old December 3 2013, 05:19 AM   #8
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All that prune juice..
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Old December 3 2013, 05:24 AM   #9
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It does make one wonder if Brent Spiner's one-off comment about Data being into the Dutch Oven technique could likewise be considered soft canon...
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Old December 3 2013, 05:34 AM   #10
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I had to go google Dutch Oven. I feel so innocent.
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Old December 3 2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

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I had to go google Dutch Oven. I feel so innocent.
Don't feel bad -- I had to look it up too.

I read it -- now I can't unread it!
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Old December 3 2013, 07:11 AM   #12
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Re: Do Klingons fart in the airlocks?

Anyone who does that to another person is an asshole. If you do it to yourself you're just stupid.
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Old December 3 2013, 11:10 AM   #13
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Anyone who does that to another person is an asshole. If you do it to yourself you're just stupid.
Well, if you fart in an airlock with other crewmembers present, you're essentially giving them a Dutch Oven, which is the point that David Gerrold was trying to make about the personalities of Klingons, or so it sounds.
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Old December 3 2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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Even the Klingon women?
Yes, but in the case of Klingon women they're pussy farts.


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Old December 3 2013, 01:42 PM   #15
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They just blame the captain's pet Targ.
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