What did Kruge's dog die of?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by xvicente, May 16, 2013.

  1. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2013
    Boom, the Bird of Prey was torpedoed. So what? Nobody else got hurt. There was some shaking, the ship did a 360 deg turn -- and that was all. No hole in the hull for air to escape or radiation come it.

    But the dog died. Perhaps he bumped his head too hard on Kruge's throne?
  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Captain Captain

    Dec 26, 2002
    Houston, we have a problem...
    Electrocuted - the torpedo hit apparently caused a power overload. There were sparks near Kruge's chair and his "pet" shivered like he was being zapped...
  3. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2013
    cut scene:
    "Klingon bastard, you killed my son!"
    "and you killed my dog!"

    (it's hard to joke about this scene. I strongly disagree with anybody that say Shatner isn't a great actor)
  4. Oso Blanco

    Oso Blanco Commodore Commodore

    Apr 5, 2001
    Berlin, Germany
    I thought it was a Targ?
  5. mos6507

    mos6507 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 22, 2010
    It's a Targ, yeah, but it is the analog of a dog.
  6. feek61

    feek61 Captain Captain

    Nov 25, 2011
    The Sunshine State
    I thought he died of heart worms but I may be mistaken
  7. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2013
    It's not a Targ. The targ was invented afterwards and looks nothing like this animal, nor it has any reason to.
    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  8. Nero's Shadow

    Nero's Shadow Captain Captain

    Mar 22, 2009
    Into Darkness !!!
    Romulan worms !!!
  9. Zippo and Flask

    Zippo and Flask Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 3, 2013
    "Violent buffeting" triggered the regeneration of the Sixth into the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who, so perhaps it's also lethal to Klingon targs.
  10. He Who Must Not Be Named

    He Who Must Not Be Named We'll Build A Wall & Make The Muggles Pay For It Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Locutus of Bored
    When the Enterprise hit the BoP with the torpedo, the explosion popped open the compartment in Kruge's command chair where he kept his Klingon chocolate bars. The dog ate a BaBy R'u-th and suddenly keeled over dead.
  11. anh165

    anh165 Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 4, 2012
    The dog died from the sheer heat and destruction that made itself into the bridge from those torpedoes. The reason why Kruge and his crew survived is because they were that hard, and it was 1980's after all.
  12. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 13, 2008
    Because the puppeteer went on an unscheduled coffee break mid-scene.
  13. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

    Apr 24, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
    Klingons, armored. Puppy, not so much. I'm down with electrocution; more than likely the average Klingon boot is insulated against such things, at least as much as the average modern work boot of today.

    Looking at the script though, the means the targ met his maker (do all targs go to Sto'vo'kor?) was not specified. Just dead. Probably Nimoy made some decisions between final draft and shooting day to visualize this event.


  14. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 15, 2001
    West Hollywood, Calif., USA
    Kruge's dog died of excessive fan interest.
  15. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
  16. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2013
    It`s not a targ. Targs are pigoids.
  17. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005

    By this logic, pugs aren't dogs because they don't look like German Shepherds.
  18. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2013
    The animal in III doesn't look like a targ, doesn't walk like a targ, doesn't quack like a targ. The only thing it has in common with a targ is that both appeared in Star Trek, and one of them only from TNG on.

    If Kirk found it in the ship after the movie he probably barbecued it since there is no meat to eat in Vulcan.

    Now, pugs? what pugs? and you talk about my logic?

    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  19. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    It's those damn chicken jerkey Targ treats that were made in China.
  20. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    We had this debate on the TrekBBS a few years ago. The animal featured in ST III was a Klingon canine with reptilian qualities. The production crew called it Fifi Rebozo. The novelization called it Warrigal (ie. after the Australian dingo, a native dog).

    When they had a child playing one in the Universal Studios "A Star Trek Adventure", they credited it as a "puppy lizard".

    The script of ST VI described those white doglike creatures on Rura Penthe as "jackal mastifs".

    The first targ featured in Trek was in early TNG, when a real boar was dressed up in latex appliance spikes.