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Old May 21 2013, 06:15 AM   #1
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Should they have made more radical changes to the new Klingons?

Because this a new altered reality, I would have liked to have seen the writers be more creative with the Klingons - really give them a new identity for this new version of Trek...

For example, I had heard that an early idea for the Klingons in the "Abramsverse" would be that their homeworld was destroyed (perhaps by Nero?), so now they would be like a terrifying group of Viking-like nomads, moving about space, raiding and conquering ... I think that would have been a cool new take on the Klingons (if that wasn't just a rumour...)

Heck, I would even like to see some sort of idea of the Klingons continuing to experiment with genetic alterations and strength changes, working to become "super-soldiers", like they did in Enterprise fourth season, with the Augment DNA, so that they could alter their DNA - imagine seeing Klingons with giant bat-wings that could sail through the air with their bat'leths, or have a mouth full of vicious werewolf -like fangs! They could still have that sense of honor, the same language, etc, but a sort of mutant element to the Klingons to make them feel new and terrifying would be cool - this is a new Trek universe, and has a definite comic-book adventure feel to it, so lets play with the elements!
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Old May 21 2013, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: Should they have made more radical changes to the new Klingons?

Movie needed more Klingons imo

Another wasted opportunity, it was a great sequence but the Klingons barely featured - it could've been anyone.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Should they have made more radical changes to the new Klingons?

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Because this a new altered reality, I would have liked to have seen the writers be more creative with the Klingons - really give them a new identity for this new version of Trek...

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For more discussion of the Klingons and their appearance, you may also want to check this thread out.
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Old May 21 2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Re: Should they have made more radical changes to the new Klingons?

I wanted six legged Klingons with electrified bat'leths and a spiky whipping tails and lasers on their heads.

Well I guess, as its an altered reality from the Kelvin incident, that most Klingons will go unchanged, unless you take into account the Enterprise eps. So, if all was ok up until the Kelvin, surely the same can be said for the Klingons post-Ent.

I like to think they were from a different continent or similar than what were used to seeing.

But, I don't mind, JJ and team made them look menacing and creepy and badass, something they had lost in later years. i would liked to have seen more of them though. maybe next time or deleted scenes, hopefully. I liked the subtle changes though. They work for a modern audience IMHO.
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Old May 21 2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: Should they have made more radical changes to the new Klingons?

Agreed there should have been more Klingons, Im hoping we see the Enterprise bump into them while exploring the frontier to see a re-imagined version of one of the TOS Klingons.
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