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WATCH: Louis C.K. Plays A Klingon In Deleted ‘SNL’ Sketch

WATCH: Louis C.K. Plays A Klingon In Deleted 'SNL' Sketch

In a sketch that wasn’t aired on last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, comedian Louis C.K. plays a villainous Klingon character, with a taste for posters of shirtless human men.

While the Star Trek parody sketch was dropped from the broadcast, NBC has made it available through Hulu. Check it out below.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably be left wondering; “What the heck is up with those hands?”.

Hat tip to David Ivy of Trekcast, for bringing this to our attention.

Qapla’! Klingon Warnog Beer Coming Later This Year

Klingon Warnog Beer Coming Later This Year

On Monday, CBS Consumer Products and Federation of Beer announced the introduction of the Klingon Warnog. Brewed by Tin Man Brewing Company of Evansville, Indiana, the Star Trek-themed beer blends rye malt with a traditional clove character.

Warnog’s aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt. The flavor draws heavily from the blending of the rye malt and traditional clove character, creating a very rich and unique flavor. The inclusion of wheat and caramel malts help to round out the mouthfeel of this beer, making this Dunkelweizen hearty enough to be called a Klingon Warnog.

The beer is set to be previewed at the Las Vegas Nightclub & Bar Show later this month and will be rolled out to distributors in the US and Canada later this year.


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Klingon Warnog

Klingon Warnog

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for details.

via THR

WATCH: The Enterprise Crew Ventures To Qo’noS, In The Latest Episode of Star Trek: Phase II “Kitumba”

WATCH: Star Trek: Phase II Ventures To Qo'noS In "Kitumba"

The latest episode of the highly-respected fan-series, Star Trek: Phase II, has been released.

“Kitumba”, a two-part story draft for the ill-fated Star Trek: Phase II television series in 1977, was rewritten into a single episode for the fan-made series. Much of the episode takes place on Qo’nos, the Klingon homeworld. The Phase II website notes that members of the International Klingon Federation donated their time for the on-location shoots in Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

The hour-long episode bridges the gap between the Klingons seen in TOS and those seen in the feature films.

Check out the entire episode below.


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PREVIEW: A Very Klingon Khristmas

PREVIEW: A Very Klingon Kristmas

Gallery Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) and becker&mayer! is set to release A Very Klingon Khristmas just in time for the holidays. Written by Paul Ruditis and illustrated by Patrick Faricy, the a 32-page parody recounts the children’s story of the birth of the Klingon warrior Kahless and the Klingon Christmas traditions that originating on the planet Qo’noS.

Cover art:

A Very Klingon Khristmas

A Very Klingon Khristmas

Official description:

A hilarious, illustrated holiday gift book that celebrates the rich Klingon Christmas traditions—perfect for Star Trek fans everywhere.
A Very Klingon Khristmas recounts, in rhyming verse, the treasured children’s story of the birth of revered warrior Kahless and celebrates the rich Klingon Christmas traditions originating on Qo’noS and spreading across the Star Trek universe.

This hilarious parody from acclaimed book packager becker&mayer! firmly plants Klingons at the center of the Christmas story—where they rightly should be—and includes everything from a Santa equipped with retractable claws, Tribbles in the stockings of naughty Klingon boys and girls, and the warmth of a hot cup of mulled blood wine. Illustrated in a nostalgiac Norman Rockwell–inspired style, A Very Klingon Khristmas is the perfect holiday gift for every Star Trek fan.

™, ®, & © 2013 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Very Klingon Khristmas will be available on October 29 in hardcover for $16.99 and for Kindle for $9.99.

via StarTrek.com

Qapla’! Bing Adds Klingon Language Translator

Qapla'! Bing Adds Klingon Language Translator

Arriving just in time for this week’s theatrical release of Star Trek Into Darkness, the Klingon language — occasionally referred to as “Klingonese” — has made its way to Bing’s online translator.

In partnership with CBS and Paramount, Bing allows users to translate multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Russian to Klingon.

According to a story on Mashable, Bing worked with Dr. Marc Okrand, the man responsible for developing the Klingon language for Star Trek.

Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist at Bing, discussed the process of bringing the language to the translator.

Although the new film is coming out soon, this is an idea we were kicking around for awhile,

Star Trek has always looked at the future of technology and it is the most widely spoken constructed language, even though only a handful of people are actually fluent.

Klingon has been widely publicized, discussed and practiced, first written about by Marc Okrand in 1984′s The Klingon Dictionary.

Wallaert went on to discuss the history of the language.

Although there have been dictionary efforts with Klingon, there hasn’t been a true translation service with full grammatical structure until now,

He also talked about the challenges and the unique patterns of the language.

This is a geeky thing for us to do, but it’s also a fun challenge of our own teams to enhance translations and work with a language with a distinctive pattern.

So, grab your bat’leth, tip back a tall glass of bloodwine and give it a try at bing.com/translator.

Qapla’!

SPOILER: Klingons Confirmed for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

SPOILER: Klingons Confirmed for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

In addition to the news which identified Alice Eve’s character, another STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS spoiler is here.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

On Monday night at a special press screening of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, it was revealed that the Klingon race makes their first official (in film) appearance in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the franchise.

According to ComingSoon.net’s Silas Lesnick, the Klingons do have ridged foreheads, but also appear with ornamental piercings and facial hair, similar to those in Star Trek: The Original Series.

Live tweeting from the event, Lesnick added that while 14 Klingons appear in the film, only two remove their helmets and have speaking roles.

While footage of the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe was shot for Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film, the decision was ultimately made to cut the scene from the final film. The footage was eventually released as a bonus feature included with the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release.

Take a look at the 2009 Klingons below.

Star Trek (2009) Klingon

Star Trek (2009) Klingon

Star Trek (2009) Klingons

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve, hits theaters on May 17, 2013.

WATCH: Star Trek Parody of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Sung in Klingon

WATCH: Star Trek Parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" Sung in Klingon

Psy, the K-Pop music sensation who recently appeared on NBC’s Today Show to perform his hit single “Gangnam Style,” is all the rage right now. While Psy’s Korean version of the song may be enough for some, it wasn’t for the folks over at Comediva, who released a parody of the song sung almost entirely in Klingon.

Check out the video below.

Special thanks to Mary Czerwinski and Lori Ricciardi for the heads up.

Learn to Speak Klingon with New Instructional CD-ROM

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London-based company, EuroTalk is set to release Talk Now! Learn Klingon, an instructional CD-ROM to teach users how to speak the Klingon language.

The CD-ROM is currently available from EuroTalk’s website and will soon be available at Amazon.com for $34.99 beginning October 14th.

“This is the first sci-fi language we’ve ever published,” said Richard Howeson, EuroTalk chairman. “But Star Trek fans asked us to do it, and we were really happy to explore new frontiers. It allows Klingon speakers all over the world to learn the sci-fi language because all the words on ‘Talk Now! Learn Klingon’ have been translated into 120 Earth tongues, all available on the same disc.”

Manufacturer’s Description

Klingon is the language spoken by the legendary Klingon warriors in the hugely successful Star Trek TV shows and movies.

Language learning specialists EuroTalk have brought out this beginners guide to spoken Klingon with the help of Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language.

The Talk Now! CD-ROM covers everyday words Klingons would use if they lived on Earth today, including some brand new ones. Phrases that are unique to the Klingon culture are not included.

”People interested in learning Klingon will get a big kick out of this product – it’s great fun!” says Marc Okrand.

Importantly, you don’t have to be an English / American speaker to use this disc as the Klingon has been translated into 100+ tongues. Choose yours.

EuroTalk software is completely intuitive – the simple interface means that learning is as easy as pointing and clicking. Speech recording allows you to record your voice and compare it to the approved pronunciation. Quiz yourself with 2 levels of difficulty to test what you’ve learnt – earn points and monitor your progress, then take on the memory man and get the maximum possible 1800 points to receive the gold award!

Learn at your computer – or alternatively, print out pages of the printable picture dictionary, or you can learn on the move using the iPod application.

Above all, EuroTalk discs are designed to be fun. Research in the early 1990s at the University of California revealed that memory is greatly improved when accompanied by fun and laughter. Our quizzes, games and stories provide this and you will be amazed how much you remember after a surprisingly short time devoted to a disc.

For more information, visit EuroTalk.

Learn to Speak Klingon: Where’s the Bathroom? [Video]

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The folks over at Gameforge have posted the latest installment in their “Learn to Speak Like a Klingon” series. The videos promote the upcoming release of Star Trek: Infinite Space, the free-to-play browser-based game set in the timeline of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to ask “Where is the bathroom?”, which may come in handy the next time you’re stuck on a Klingon starship for hours on end.

Video embedded below.

For more information on the game, visit the Star Trek: Infinite Space website.

Learn to Speak Klingon with a Little Help from Star Trek: Infinite Space

The folks over at Gameforge have posted a brief ‘Klingon for Beginners’ video tutorial to promote the upcoming free-to-play browser game Star Trek: Infinite Space. The game set in the era of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is scheduled to be released later this year.

So, pour yourself a tall glass of prune juice and get started with the Klingon language with the video embedded below.

For more information on the game, check out the official Star Trek: Infinite Space website.