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Old May 2 2013, 04:49 PM   #46
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Re: Uhura - A message from Harrison & first look at Klingon with no he

The new Klingons remind me of Drac in Enemy MIne

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Old May 2 2013, 06:40 PM   #47
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I saw someone on Facebook make that comparison. But I think when we see them better in the actual movie it does not look that similar at all.

This new Klingon has a nose, ears, and does not have extra ridge around the mouth or scaly skin.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:48 PM   #48
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Old May 2 2013, 06:52 PM   #49
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He just looks like a hairless Klingon to me. But still a Klingon. The ridge pattern is more like the movies. It's similar to General Chang.

If this is what Klingons always looked like but Roddenberry just didnt have the makeup budget, headcanon accepted.

This looks midway between TOS and TNG and I like it. They refined the look, they didnt change it beyond recognition.

As for the earrings and hair and facial hair:

Styles change. Look at the men's facial hair styles between the 1960s and the 1980s. It didnt stay the same.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:56 PM   #50
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... headcanon accepted.
Helloooo, Tumblr!
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Old May 2 2013, 07:26 PM   #51
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So do you enjoy giving or receiving Headcanon?
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Old May 3 2013, 05:40 AM   #52
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First bald Romulans, now bald Klingons!
First bald Romulans with tattoos, now bald Klingons with piercings ... do I see a pattern here? I'm almost afraid of what's next.
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Old May 3 2013, 05:48 AM   #53
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Yes, because we've never seen a bald Klingon...
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Old May 3 2013, 06:57 AM   #54
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Let us appreciate the Klingons through the ages.

Starting canonically with ENT
Klaang


Antaak

Antaak Ridgless


TOS

Kor


Koloth


Korax


Kras


Krell


Kang


Kruge


Chang


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TNG-DS9-VOY

Worf and the Klingons behind him


K'Ehleyr: Half Human


B'Elanna: Half Human


B'Etor and Lursa



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With what we've seen before, I see nothing wrong with JJ's interpretation of Klingons. Creative liberty aside, JJ has stayed true to what defines Klingons in the fans eyes.
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Old May 3 2013, 11:25 AM   #55
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Don't forget these Klingons:

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x...mercyhd177.jpg
http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x...mercyhd329.jpg
http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x...mercyhd412.jpg
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Old May 3 2013, 11:53 AM   #56
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Starting canonically with ENT
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Old May 3 2013, 04:46 PM   #57
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With what we've seen before, I see nothing wrong with JJ's interpretation of Klingons. Creative liberty aside, JJ has stayed true to what defines Klingons in the fans eyes.
Great post which shows that all the varities of Klingons do not actually differ that much.
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Old May 3 2013, 07:48 PM   #58
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Great post which shows that all the varities of Klingons do not actually differ that much.
I think that nuKlingon differs a lot from the others. From TMP onwards all the Klingons were easily recognizable as Klingons, but this one could be just some random alien. Aside from the Klingon logo he's wearing, there is nothing Klingon about him. Even the helmets looked more Klingon!

I actually liked the idea with the helmets ... you could easily tell they were Klingons and the whole topic of redesigning the Klingons had been avoided alltogether. Perfect solution!
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Old May 3 2013, 08:13 PM   #59
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I think that nuKlingon differs a lot from the others. From TMP onwards all the Klingons were easily recognizable as Klingons, but this one could be just some random alien. Aside from the Klingon logo he's wearing, there is nothing Klingon about him. Even the helmets looked more Klingon!
What are you talking about? He's just a slight variation on the Klingon design that's been standard since 1979, with a bony forehead plate dominated by a raised central ridge with a repeating pattern of bony knobs. It's not that different from Richard Snell's Klingon designs in the fifth and sixth movies.
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Old May 3 2013, 09:37 PM   #60
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I got in a minor debate with someone on Facebook about this last night. He sees this Klingon as being reptilian looking. I do not see it all. Than he admitted he could accept the rest its just eyes that really bother him.

Once again its goes to the human varieties. Maybe its because usually we have seen Klingons with dark eyes. So this seems different to some???

Bald aliens? I wonder what a bald tribble looks like.
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