A Klingon Christmas Carol


Photo: Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street Journal

What if Charles Dickens were a Trekkie? Well, wonder no more. Here's "A Klingon Christmas Carol," performed completely in the Klingon language:

The arc of "A Klingon Christmas Carol" follows the familiar Dickens script: An old miser is visited on a hallowed night by three ghosts who shepherd him through a voyage of self-discovery. The narrative has been rejiggered to match the Klingon world view.

For starters, since there is neither a messiah nor a celebration of his birth on the Klingon planet of Kronos, the action is pegged to the Klingon Feast of the Long Night. Carols and trees are replaced with drinking, fighting and mating rituals. And because Klingons are more concerned with bravery than kindness, the main character's quest is for courage.

Douglas Belkin of The Wall Street Journal has the story: Link

Update 12/19/10 - Oops, Miss C covered this three weeks ago. See more photos and video at Kuriositas.

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