Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Klingon Christmas Carol

What if Charles Dickens was a Trekkie?
Well, wonder no more. This year (only in America, of course!!) there’s "A Klingon Christmas Carol"... performed completely in the Klingon language!
The storyline of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" follows the familiar Dickens script: an old miser is visited on a hallowed night by three ghosts who shepherd him through a voyage of self-discovery.
The narrative has been reworked to match the Klingon view of the world, the universe and all that. For example, since there's no messiah nor celebration of his birth on the Klingon planet of Kronos, the action is linked to the Klingon Feast of the Long Night. Carols and trees are replaced with drinking, fighting and mating rituals. And because Klingons are more concerned with bravery than kindness, the main character’s quest is for courage.
Say WHAT...???
It's nearly 1½ hours long, with three fight scenes, 17 actors with latex ridges glued to their foreheads and a performance delivered entirely in Klingon - a language made up for Star Trek! Riiiigghhtt!!
The Wall Street Journal has details...
"Bah! Humbug!" - or should that be "BaQa'!"???

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