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June 9, 2011 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Take less than a minute out of your life to listen to Christina Aguilera in the original Klingon, and in the process learn why you should knock before entering on the starship Enterprise.
posted by WCityMike (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Who was the redshirt? Was that Worf's quarters? Why would you walk into Worf's quarters without knocking? What kind of phaser/disruptor was that? I have so many questions about this piece of art.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:02 PM on June 9, 2011 [7 favorites]


Okay, raise your hand if you're dissappointed it's (hover for spoiler).
posted by cavalier at 6:03 PM on June 9, 2011 [19 favorites]


Totally not in character. When Worf is secluded in his quarters, he practices his batlith, or meditates to induce visions of Kahless.
posted by rocketman at 6:06 PM on June 9, 2011


Thumbs up for a gratuitous use of the Wilhelm at the end.
posted by hackwolf at 6:07 PM on June 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


batlith

Batlith? Like, petrified guano?
posted by lumensimus at 6:09 PM on June 9, 2011


Inadequate Klingon versage.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 6:14 PM on June 9, 2011


This is the second time in about a week that I've asked this about a Metafilter post, but: I don't get why you set the link to skip the first few seconds.
posted by penduluum at 6:17 PM on June 9, 2011


Who was the redshirt? Was that Worf's quarters? Why would you walk into Worf's quarters without knocking? What kind of phaser/disruptor was that? I have so many questions about this piece of art.

That must have been the bridge of Worf's new ship, where his current quarters are located. Or maybe it's a refit of the Defiant; after all, Sisko's off with the prophets so he doesn't need a ship.

I mean, if Worf couldn't take living on Deep Space 9 because it was too rowdy and lawless, can you imagine how he felt after a few months on Qo'noS? No wonder he's always shirking his ostensible ambassadorship to run off and play with the Enterprise crew.

Also, it must have been a Klingon disruptor; Worf will probably say he never saw Ensign Redshirt, who must have been delivering materials from Worf's Federation bosses to him as he orbits Qo'noS. Worf'll just blame the guy's "disappearance" on the generally violent atmosphere of the Klingon homeworld.
posted by lesli212 at 6:55 PM on June 9, 2011


Oh and it totally is in character, as Worf's penchant for singing Klingon opera -- specifically in open spaces with great acoustics -- is well documented.
posted by lesli212 at 6:57 PM on June 9, 2011


pend, I think in both cases the posters are seeking to cut to the goods of the vid, skipping titles/intros/etc.
posted by cavalier at 7:00 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


That sounded English to me. Did I miss something?
posted by NoMich at 7:40 PM on June 9, 2011


Apropos of nothing, my daughter has a batlith.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:35 PM on June 9, 2011


NoMich, listen to his accompaniment.
posted by dhartung at 9:00 PM on June 9, 2011


I see no prunes!
posted by clavdivs at 9:30 PM on June 9, 2011


And they say Klingon isn't a romance language.

They're right
posted by filthy light thief at 9:38 PM on June 9, 2011


Klingon disruptor

Klingon Disruptors have a little flame shaped dealie bobber on the end.
posted by Brocktoon at 10:22 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I become a Star Trek fan, will this become funny?
posted by secondhand pho at 11:20 PM on June 9, 2011


No! Have you no honor! A Star Trek fan would need years of careful study of the ST Canon and Klingon language in order to wholly appreciate the comedic nuances of this animation... Qapla'!
posted by cavalier at 2:54 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


NoMich, listen to his accompaniment.

Aha! I knew I was missing something; enough volume to hear everything.
posted by NoMich at 4:04 AM on June 10, 2011


The biggest effect it's had on me is that thanks to that get-up I have three different songs from The Mikado stuck in my head....
here's a pretty how-de-doo!
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 7:19 AM on June 10, 2011


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