Why Can't Klingon Blood Be Purple Again?

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  1. X24actor

    X24actor Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    My headcanon was that Romulan ale turns blood pink. I like the gas theory the most now. They brought up gas a lot in that movie for some reason
     
  2. Qonundrum

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    Ah but does that also include the inverse ratio regarding the lesser amount of drool emanating from the more hardcore fan while watching? :drool::devil::guffaw: General audiences just want the whiz bang stuff. Hardcore fans, fastidious as they are, want the whiz bang as well as more structure and larger universe considerations that have to be met in order to be enjoyed. It's why fans ask why the Federation isn't allowed to develop cloaking technology while the Romulans have it and are well-behaved with it. Then the extreme fans -- think "Pac-Man after the MJ binge and craving the munchies", the hunger is rarely satisfied -- who, despite getting told the Treaty of Algernon stated the Federation wouldn't develop such technology, then go in for the most pedantic detail and yet they're not making a RPG the way Sheldon Cooper might after drinking a sip of Jolt Cola. And why the name "Algernon", is it a reference to the Norman French (an Easter Egg for the name 'Picard' too?) or is it less likely a reference to a novel from the late-1950s America?
     
  3. Prax

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    That's easy. It's Princess Leia's home planet.


    It was destroyed, though
     
  4. Brain Melter

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    Warning: There's a Disco second season allusion in that spoiler!!!!

    One of the Klingons on the ship of the dead would have been called a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater... assuming he was missing an eye, his forehead ridges looked like a horn and he got his hands on the red angel suit.
     
  5. Arpy

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    I’d prefer it if Klingon blood were a different color than human blood, but I don’t want it as Pepto-Bismol-y as they did it there. If that’s the outlier and they’re going to stick to red, at least make it a darker wine-red?
     
  6. MAGolding

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    Possibly you should have your headcanon examined if your headcanon thinks that Klingons could survive radiation intense enough to change the color of their blood. IMHO opinion radiation intense enough to change the color of Klingon blood would probably do so by killing the blood cells in the blood, thus changing the overall color of the blood, and thus making it impossible for the Klingons to survive.

    Radiation that intense should turn Klingons into "Klung gones".
     
  7. Prax

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    Klingon blood should be black like oil
     
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  8. FormerLurker

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    1) It depends on how it changes the color of the blood. It doesn't have to damage anything, just make it fluoresce. We don't know the chemical composition of Klingon blood, there could be something in it that reacts that way. It would probably even wear off, given enough time. No dead blood cells, no dead Klingons.

    2) Possibly you need to stop straining to find ways to tell me I'm wrong about everything.
     
  9. Brain Melter

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    That's actually a good idea.:)

    I think Sodium oxidizes black. So maybe their blood is sodium based.
     
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  10. Kor

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    It's actually the "Treaty of Algeron."

    Kor
     
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  11. Therin of Andor

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    Green Andorian blood in "Klingon Honor Guard".

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    Dead Andorian
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr
     
  12. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    that should've been blue, but the klingon blood looked great, and the zero g spinning blood stream looked amazing
     
  13. Brain Melter

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    I don't know. "Pink" wasn't their best choice of color and definitely not for a warrior people!
     
  14. Arpy

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    I love pink, but it didn’t work there. It looked fake and Pepto-Bismol.

    I like black not for any biological reason (maybe the Jem-Hadar should have that?) but it does with the theatrical nastiness of the Klingons. They’re ugly and brutal and enemy. Their language (when done right) sounds really foreign, they eat living food, and they killed their own gods. The black goes with all that. And it makes the development of their becoming allies all the more special.
     
  15. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    black would work for the gray disco 'klingons'
     
  16. Dry Bones 37

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    Would also make blood wine more interesting.
     
  17. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That would look like Kanar then
     
  18. USS Excelsior

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    It was also pink to determine that Odo wasn't really a Klingon when he bled red whilst disguised as a Klingon.
     
  19. Kor

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    I don't remember that in the DS9 episode im which our heroes disguise themselves as Klingons. You may be thinking of the "Scooby Doo ending" of the home video version of Star Trek VI, with Colonel West (Rene Auberjonois) disguised as the would-be Klingon assassin.

    I do remember when changeling Martok made everyone cut their hands to bleed and show that they weren't changelings (obviously results are falsifiable), his was red and everyone considered it normal.

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  20. Brain Melter

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    But since he was a changeling, maybe he just made a mistake and neither Sisko nor Kira knew that Klingon blood wasn't red or they forgot about it.

    And also as Sisko's dad said, the blood testing was just a waste of time and energy.