Why do the Klingons look so different now then they did in the 1960’s?
look they just did…. or is there now a reason…
People often point out that the Klingons from the original series look different to the ones seen in the movies, the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and now Enterprise.
One explanation was ascribed to varying ‘races’ within the Klingon culture. The raised cranial ridges finally winning control of the empire and taking a prominent role in the public face of Klingon.
Originally there was no “explanation” in terms of Star Trek, it was just that budgets and technology of the 1960s couldn’t do anything more dramatic than a Mongol look. It was the first Star Trek movie which changed the way Klingons looked…
…but now there is!
In the latest episode of Enterprises the reasons why the Klingons of the Kirk era Star Trek look different to the Klingons of the movies, the new Star Trek is finally explained.
It would seem that the Klingon have been playing with Human DNA and as a result and accidently created a virus which “dissolves” the cranial ridges and makes the Klingons look like the ones see in classic episodes such as The Trouble with Tribbles. You can now understand why Worf indicated that Klingons don’t like to talk about it….