6 replies on “ST: Enterprise Pilot Spoilers”

  1. Jethro says:

    So what will Klingons look like?
    Will they have the full crest thing coing, or will they be somewhat yellowish guys with funny mustaches, like in TOS?

    • Dave says:

      Re: So what will Klingons look like?

      Will they have the full crest thing coing, or will they be somewhat yellowish guys with funny mustaches, like in TOS?

      Nobody can be sure… I think the DS9 episode with the “Tribbles” flashback tries to explain this one away. IIRC, some not-quite-canon book claims that the yellowish guys with the wicked mad goatees are a small minority of the Klingon population, and have (apparently) died out by the Next-Gen era.

      Like canon means a darn to anyone at Paramount these days…

      • miguelito says:

        Re: So what will Klingons look like?

        Nobody can be sure… I think the DS9 episode with the
        “Tribbles” flashback tries to explain this one away. IIRC,
        some not-quite-canon book claims that the yellowish guys
        with the wicked mad goatees are a small minority of the
        Klingon population, and have (apparently) died out by the
        Next-Gen era.

        I have heard on various email lists that the Klingons
        will have ridges. Aside from the Tribbles DS9
        episode, the old-style Klingons have not been acknowledged
        by any on-screen incantation of Trek since TOS went off the air.

        Hell, even in Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (the
        kick-ass PC game), the Klingons have ridges. Even though
        their contemporary Federation counterparts have the
        old-style ship and ship controls.

        I am fully expecting ridges on Enterprise.

      • Jethro says:

        Re: So what will Klingons look like?
        Heh, that’s what I pretty much assumed. I actually assumed there were two ‘types’ of Klingons, and at TOS time the non-crested ones were dominant, and how since been exterminated by the crested ones.

        Except, why then would Worf say “We do not like to talk about it”? You’d think any TRUE Klingon warrior would have been PROUD to have totally exterminated the other ones.

        I have two ideas about that… one is, non-crest guys are still around, and are secretly controlling the Crestites.

        Or, the more likely idea – Crestites destroyed non-crestites by some really cowardly way which has no Honour. So now they’re just glossing it over.

        Anyone else have any ideas?

    • boggo says:

      Re: So what will Klingons look like?
      Except that in Blood Oath(DS9) Kor, Koloth and Kang had become ‘Ridgies’, which they certainly werent when they first appeared in TOS

      • miguelito says:

        Re: So what will Klingons look like?

        Except that in Blood Oath(DS9) Kor, Koloth and Kang had
        become ‘Ridgies’, which they certainly werent when they
        first appeared in TOS

        I think that the DS9 Tribbles ep just wasn’t canon, and that
        the non-ridgies never actually existed. We are supposed to
        just forget that TOS Klingons didn’t have ridges.

        I guess you could also explain it as such: Klingons that
        were warring with humans surgically altered their appearance
        (ie got rid of the ridges) during the initial struggle with
        the Federation. As time went on, they decided that the
        altering was no longer necessary, and they could reveal
        their true appearance to the Federation.

        Ah, I like the first explanation better.

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