Klingon... Musical?

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The new Star Trek movie may not have the Klingon language in it,  but Klingons may have the last laugh yet. They have center stage in a renewal of a long-lost art form: the Klingon opera.

Every culture has its epic tales of mighty warriors. Odysseus blinds the Cyclops. Beowulf rips out the arm of Grendel. For Klingons, there's Kahless, who dices 500 warriors with a sword forged from his own hair and some help from the Lady Lukara. To celebrate their victory, they make love in the ankle-deep blood.

The story of Kahless the Unforgettable is a cornerstone of Klingon mythology, as told in the opera u. Members of the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble — based in The Hague, the Netherlands — have been workshopping u for the last year with an ambitious goal: to mount the first authentic performances of Klingon opera here on earth.

"The first time I read that proposal, I thought they were freaks," says Jorn Weisbrodt, the creative director for the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation in New York. "But they're really being very serious. And I think it really is the result that matters, and I found the result quite fascinating and interesting and strange and weird."

Link - via npr

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"The story of Kahless the Unforgettable is a cornerstone of Klingon mythology."

Cause of course Klingons themselves aren't mythological enough.
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All I could think was Oh god my ears, my eyes! Some one find me a Klingon to cut my head off before this makes it to the Sci-Fi Channel.
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