Unlike their past TV iterations, the Klingons of Star Trek: Discovery don’t predominately communicate in English. They speak in Klingon, naturally, which is subtitled for us human audiences. But was that not enough Klingon for your discerning taste? If you’re outside the US, you can experience the premiere all over…
How did zebras get their stripes? No one knows, except maybe zoologists. But in Star Trek: Discovery, we’ll find out why the Klingons got their forehead ridges, and they actually serve an important biological purpose.
Your friends laughed at you, your parents wondered why you weren’t getting a job, and even your fellow Trekkies raised an eyebrow. But all those nights you spent learning tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language, will finally pay off when you sit down to play Star Trek Klingon Monopoly.
Hey kids, gather around, we’re going to have some fun today! Or, as we’d like to say this week, “Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam!” A popular German kids show is bringing young ensigns into the Star Trek family, introducing its latest episode entirely in Klingon. Qapla’!
It was a project eight years in the making—well, technically nine now. One LEGO fan has built his own Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey using about 25,000 blocks, based on a virtual blueprint he started all the way back in 2008.
When you’re storming into battle brandishing a Bat’leth, Daqtagh, Mek’leth, and other traditional Klingon weapons, you’re going to need an easy way to carry all those armaments—plus maybe a few snacks. This lovely messenger bag might not be part of the official Klingon uniform, but who says a warrior can’t also be…
Having already restored the original Starship Enterprise and put it back on display, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum needed to find another way to celebrate Star Trek’s birthday today. So it commissioned extraterrestrial linguist Mark Okrand to record special audio tours of the museum in Klingon, to…
When Welsh politician Darren Mill asked economy, science, and transport minister Edwina Hart whether she had discussed UFO sightings at Cardiff airport with the Ministry of Defense, or considered funding research into the reports, a Welsh government spokesperson responded pithily, in Klingon.
may have seen the ad Coke aired during the Super Bowl, where a variety of American sang "America the Beautiful" in their native languages. It was quite controversial, and by controversial I mean idiot racists hated it. Here's hoping they're equally enraged by this new version.
Here's how to make your resignation as a city councilman as memorable as possible (non-shameful division): write your whole resignation letter in Klingon. Trekkie and former city councilman David Waddell did exactly that, telling his mayor "chaq DaHjaj QaQ jaj paj", which apparently means 'perhaps today is a good day…
Rickrolling was an annoying phenomenon, but we may forgive a brief, geeky resurgence if Internet pranksters instead link to this cover of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" in the original Klingon.
Well, not real in that they're fictional languages spoken by fictional peoples. But what makes a fictional language an actual language and not merely a convincing combination of sounds?
Stare into the fierce eyes of the revamped Klingon race from Star Trek Into Darkness, as they could have been. They're all kind of beautiful, and it's kind of too bad we didn't see these versions on the big screen.
Yes, the official Bing Translator has just added Klingon to its many languages. Maybe today is a good day to switch search search engines.
Etsy seller EwoksInTutus has designed a Worf-inspired hooded sweatshirt that makes use of more than his warrior's sash. If you pull up the hood, you get a nice bit of lazy cosplay in the form of his Klingon forehead ridges. Now we need a Deep Space Nine version, too.
Yes, there have been a lot of Gangnam Style parody videos, and there are sure to be plenty more, but how many of those are performed in Klingon? Comediva introduces us to the wonders of Klingon Style, complete with tri-dimensional chess, a dancing Data, and a little Vulcan kid with some real moves. We don't get…
Rachel Bloom sang her way into our hears with her tribute to our favorite Martian chronicler, "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury." She seals the deal with this cover of "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent, translated into the dulcet tones of the Klingon language.
The folks at Google are no strangers to science, science fiction, fantasy, or geek culture in general. Evidence of their fandom is plentiful, most commonly in the form of easter eggs and April Fools' jokes, for which the company is famous. But you do have to know where to look. Consider this your guide to the ten…