Klingon redundancies

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by WarpFactorZ, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

    The Mighty Monkey of Mim Commodore Commodore

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    Wouldn't that be where the "good design in theory, but in practice, all the extra organs means just that much more can go wrong" bit comes into play, though? Twice as many organs to be struck by a single blow, twice as many reservoirs for infection to spread from, twice as much strain on the healing process, and so on...

    B'Elanna ostensibly worried about such potential issues in "Lineage" (VGR), too...

    DOCTOR: There's no valid medical reason to do what you're proposing.
    B'ELANNA: I disagree.
    DOCTOR: You want to delete entire DNA sequences. The genes that create redundant organs, for example.
    B'ELANNA: They're superfluous.
    DOCTOR: Those redundancies are there for a reason.
    B'ELANNA: Does my daughter need a third lung to survive?
    DOCTOR: Strictly speaking, no. But having it may be beneficial. Some geneticists believe the extra lung evolved to give Klingons greater stamina on the battlefield.
    B'ELANNA: My daughter is not going to be a Klingon warrior.
    DOCTOR: With all due respect, you have no idea what your daughter's going to be. What if she develops an interest in athletics? Greater lung capacity would be an advantage. The point is, there's no reason to arbitrarily remove genetic traits.
    B'ELANNA: It's not arbitrary! It's preventive.
    DOCTOR: How so?
    B'ELANNA: That third lung could become diseased, couldn't it?
    DOCTOR: I suppose.
    B'ELANNA: Then what I'm suggesting is no different than removing an appendix before it becomes inflamed.
    DOCTOR: Why tamper with biological systems that evolved over aeons?
    B'ELANNA: Like curvature of the spine?

    (Although, of course, her concerns ultimately turned out to be deeper seated and less rational than that, having more to do with the trauma she suffered being treated like a "monster" as a child herself.)

    Didn't seem of any benefit to her when it came to weathering the effects of the virus earlier in "Macrocosm" (VGR), either...

    TORRES: I may never look at food again.
    PARIS: I thought Klingons didn't get nauseated. You have a redundant stomach.
    TORRES: Well, right now, they're both unhappy...[passes out]

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  2. Tenacity

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    Perhaps zero?
     
  3. WarpFactorZ

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    Maybe that's why most Klingon weapons have at least two pointy ends. The knife from STIII, the Bat'leth, etc... More to hit with a single blow.
     
  4. Lord Garth

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    So if one reproductive organ fails, at least they have the other!
     
  5. WarpFactorZ

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    I just realized: this discussion gives Kirk's TVH swear a whole new meaning. Maybe he thought it up when dealing with Klingons.

    "Well... a double dumb-ass on you!"
     
  6. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

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    :guffaw:

    In all seriousness, though...might be too soon by half for Kirk to be cracking Klingon jokes at that juncture.:klingon:

    (Puns ostensibly not intended.)

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  7. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

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    Infinitesimally small nitpick (and not with you at all) of no real significance here, but I happened to be re-watching "Ethics" (TNG) last night—naturally paying particularly close attention to this scene—and noticed the second "that" is a minor transcription error and should be omitted. I've sent the correction along to Chrissie/Chakoteya, and amended my previous posts that also duplicated it. (With very few exceptions, she does almost all of her wonderfully useful and time-saving transcripts entirely on her own, by ear, and so naturally such small errors are bound to crop up here and there. I've found it never hurts to check relevant passages against the aired episodes, time permitting of course...which it doesn't always. She is quite welcoming of corrections, so everyone should feel free to help her out in her valiant efforts wherever you may notice them!)

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  8. Philip Guyott

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    Serious question, seriously. :shifty:

    What no one has explained is how one procreates with two penii? We have seen that urine passes through both penii. But what about seminal fluid? Does he tie a knot in the redundancy? :shrug:

    Also do Klingon women also have a redundancy for their reproductive parts? :alienblush:

    Hopefully all this and more will all be explained in season two!
     
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  9. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

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    I'd rather they leave something to the imagination...but if we must...

    I would think the fellow we saw urinating in the alley likely filled up one bladder, and then kept on drinking until he filled up the other, thus needing to empty them both. Doesn't necessarily mean he wouldn't be able to empty only one barrel at a time under less urgent circumstances.

    It would seem logical enough to me that double penes would indeed be complemented by double vaginae...at least in those varieties of Klingon possessed of them. (Hard to say how the Augment virus or having a parent of another species might affect the arrangement in various individuals.) But I don't see why both of either would necessarily need to be engaged simultaneously in order to stimulate a climax. Indeed, there are humans who are capable of that without any direct stimulation of the genitalia at all! Yet, it might well make things easier and/or more pleasurable for some.

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    Alternatively, since the penis is more analogous (or rather homologous) to the clitoris than the vagina, perhaps females would have dual clitorides and merely a forked vagina? Or perhaps some other arrangement altogether.

    And if the entire reproductive tract were duplicated, might this then raise the possibility of becoming pregnant by two different individuals simultaneously? (On the other hand, might complete duplication be counter-indicated by them apparently having only two mammae?)

    A fascinating—or should that be "fucking cool"—discussion, but this might be a bit much even for CBS All Access to handle...:vulcan::klingon:

    (Oh, the puns!)

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  12. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

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    Mere minutes ago I was looking up the properly stuffy scientific plural terms for these anatomical features, and just now had to follow by looking this up. Quite a surreal experience. My apologies to Google!:lol:

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    Also, someone had to do this...it might as well be me...



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    I had to look that up.
    I'm going to go format brain now
     
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    Just getting 4 humans into the proper position for this can take an exorbitant amount of time.
    Leading more often than not to 'Erectus-Limpidity' and lower torso spasms.
    (not to mention intimate scrotal-entanglement)

    In my book, the Klingons got it made, they even throw in leather on most occasions.
    :devil::klingon::devil:
     
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    I could use a shower.
     
  17. Butters

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    Are we to assume then, that Klingons also have two bum holes? Given the general organ redundancy, dual uninary systems, and the volume of unprocessed food matter they devoure at those battle after parties. Gorging without purging.

    They must get through a lot of bogroll.
     
  18. Philip Guyott

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    If Klingon's have lots of redundancy's why aren't they bigger then they are? If they have more internal organs than humans, would they not need bigger bodies to contain them?
     
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    ...Yes.
     
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  20. Tim Thomason

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    Klingons have smaller organs than humans. Thus why Klingon females are fascinated with Human males.
     
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