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Blood Oath

MCB

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Report this Aug. 27 2013, 9:58 pm

 


In the DS9 episode «Blood Oath», 3 Klingons (Kor, Kang, Koloth), return. I have never liked the contrapted explanation (in Star Trek Enterprise) of why they had no brow-ridges in The Original Series, and now they had them. Why make something simple when it can be complicated ? My explanation would have been that there are 2 «races» of Klingons : one warrior, with the ridges, one working class, without the ridges, as they would not have needed them to look fierce. Someone had to make the food, sew the clothes, build the starships, etc... It would not be easy for someone from the working class to ascend through the ranks of the warriors, and that would explain why Klingons without the rigdes were rarely seen.


 


In that episode, I did not like that the «enemy» was an albino : I feared it would reenforce prejudices here on Earth about albinos beeing evil, as depicted in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. What do you think ? 

kkt

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Report this Aug. 27 2013, 10:26 pm

Quote: MCB @ Aug. 27 2013, 9:58 pm

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>In the DS9 episode «Blood Oath», 3 Klingons (Kor, Kang, Koloth), return. I have never liked the contrapted explanation (in Star Trek Enterprise) of why they had no brow-ridges in The Original Series, and now they had them. Why make something simple when it can be complicated ? My explanation would have been that there are 2 «races» of Klingons : one warrior, with the ridges, one working class, without the ridges, as they would not have needed them to look fierce. Someone had to make the food, sew the clothes, build the starships, etc... It would not be easy for someone from the working class to ascend through the ranks of the warriors, and that would explain why Klingons without the rigdes were rarely seen.

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That doesn't explain why TOS Kor, Koloth, and Kang have no ridges and simple hair, while DS9 Kor, Koloth, and Kang have ridges and big hair.  They don't change races during their lives, do they?  The hair might be a change in fashion over the years, but the ridges are hard to explain away.

 

In that episode, I did not like that the «enemy» was an albino : I feared it would reenforce prejudices here on Earth about albinos beeing evil, as depicted in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. What do you think ? 


 


I agree.  It's pandering to unfortunate prejudices.


 

kkt

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Report this Aug. 27 2013, 10:29 pm

I hate the way quotes work on here

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