Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Klingon Hamlet, Coming Soon on DVD


When I first saw the headline I thought “Ok, just a documentary about those people that get dressed up for Klingon camp every year.'”  I think it’s in Minnesota.

Well I’m half right.  Looks like on the new DVD of Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country (one of the top three Star Treks, IMHO), will have some special extras that include actual Klingon Shakespeare performances.  This, you may remember, is directly in response to the quote from the movie where one of the bad guys says, “You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have heard it in the original Klingon.”

Personally my two favorite moments from that film are:

* When the bad guy delivers the “Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war” line.  Sends chills.

* Bad guys are winning, and taunting Kirk and crew over the comm system with quotes from Shakespeare.  You hear it come over with, “I am constant as the Northern Star…” and Dr. McCoy says, “I’d give real money if he’d shut up.”

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