Klingon Wizard of Oz translation

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  1. mb22

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  2. Daddy Todd

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    I'll give it a whirl, and report back.
     
  3. Oddish

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    Dorothy should just plant a bat'leth in the Wicked Witch's chest, shoot down the wizard with a disruptor when he leaves without her, and finally eviscerate Glinda with a dak'tag when she finds out she always had the power to go home and Glknda just didn't tell her.
     
  4. Dr. Kravaal

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    Just do a Klingon translation of the infamous TV listing from Marin County’s newspapers:

    “Trapped in a surreal landscape, a young lady kills the first person she meets and teams up with three strangers to kill again.”
     
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  5. Silvercrest

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    What would Toto be in this version, a targ?

    Come to think of it, most of the main character roles could be portrayed as Trek races, at least as seen from the Klingon POV.
    • Scarecrow = human; specifically, Starfleet. Weak, ineffective, obsessed with using his brain above all else.
    • Tin Woodman = Vulcan. Strong, but still ineffective due to hangups about emotion. Does not possess a warrior's heart.
    • Cowardly Lion = Tellarite. Big-mouthed, blustery, possesses no courage. Note that I foresee Klingon!Dorothy killing him on first contact, proclaiming "Lack of courage equals lack of honor!"
    • The Wizard = Ferengi. "Yeah, I'm running things here. I'll give you what you want ... with conditions. Let's make a deal. And pay no attention to the little man with the big ears behind the curtain."
     
  6. Oddish

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    And the wicked witch is a Romulan, and Glinda is a Q.
     
  7. F. King Daniel

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    Surely the wicked witch is Osyrra from Disco S3?
     
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    Easy, Tiger.
     
  9. Orphalesion

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    I'm pretty sure Glinda is Lwaxana.

    Or...since we're talking about the book here...

    Lwaxana is the Good Witch of the North and Seven of Nine is Glinda
     
  10. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Tiger as in the Hungry Tiger?

    (First introduced in Ozma of Oz, but identified by some with the "largest of the tigers" in Wizard.)
     
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  11. Oddish

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    The book is violent enough that it would indeed be suitable fare for a Klingon child. The tin woodman uses his axe on a lot more than trees...
     
  12. Dr. Kravaal

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    Scarecrow even had a revolver IIRC
     
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    I don't remember that offhand, but there were 14 books and I only read the first. But I remember the Woodman killing quite a few creatures with axe-blows to the skull.
     
  14. Orphalesion

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    There is a scene in a later book where a princess, who possesses several severed heads which she can wear as her own head and exchange at will, wants to chop off Dorothy's head to add to her collection (but it's alright, she offers her one of her 'less fashionable heads' in return) The character,a long with the witch Momby was the basis of the villain in Disney's "return to Oz"
    And it was also later established (I don't know whether that was by Baum or one of his successors) that nothing in Oz can truly die. So when the Tin Woodsman started to accidentally chop off his own body parts (and had them one of the other replaced by tin) continued to live and some witch assembled them into a new person.
    The books have many dark and macabre elements.
    In theory that also means the molten Witch of the West and the crushed Witch of the East migth still be "alive" in some way...
     
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    He had a revolver in the movie.
     
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    Now I'm wondering what the similarities and differences are between a `IDnar pIn`a` and a wizard. And what a closest equivalent to wizard or witch is in Klingon culture. And how these SIqnaSwaq little people are portrayed in Klingon literature.
     
  17. Dr. Kravaal

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    Sounds more like the Worms of the Earth that Bran Mak Morn dealt with...
     
  18. hbquikcomjamesl

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    That would be Princess Langwidere (proununced "languid air," which pretty much describes her personality) From the third book, Ozma of Oz.
    It wasn't some witch. It was Ku-Klip, the same tinsmith who had provided the tin body parts not only to Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodman, but also Captain Fyter, the Tin Soldier, both of whom were enamored of Nimmie Amee, the Wicked Witch of the East's servant-girl. After the Witch's demise, Ku-Klip plundered a jar of magical "meat glue" from her house, and used it to assemble the discarded meat portions of both men into a hybrid being, "Chopfyt," constructing the one missing limb from tin. Nimmie Amee ultimately married Chopfyt; her personality was such that both Nick Chopper and Captain Fyter ended up wondering why they'd fallen in love with her in the first place. (From the twelfth book, The Tin Woodman of Oz.)
     
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  19. mb22

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    [​IMG]

    Illustration by John R. Neill for Baum's The Tin Woodman of Oz
     
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