Klingon Night School

Well, you didn’t think these guys just learned all this stuff on their own, did ya?

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14 Responses to Klingon Night School

  1. I wish the people who created this actually spent the time to make the spoken language correct. The writing on the blackboard behind her looks correct (probably copied from the dictionary), but the spoke Klingon is awful. The one time they show her writing something on the board it’s also gibberish.

    If the Klingon’s on the show went to her for their language training it explains why none of them can speak it correctly.

    Just one more example of people butchering the language for a cheap laugh.

    • Some people have more important things to do that to learn and speak a make-believe language some linguist thought of at the behest of Paramount.

      There are many “more important” things I can think of:

      1> Having an actual life one need not look back upon with shame or pity.
      2> Making efforts to start an eventual family, like dating etc.
      3> Making efforts to improve one’s self with learning and talent improvement.
      4> Having a career so they don’t have to live in their parent’s basement for the rest of their useless lives memorizing starship schematics and James T. Kirk genealogy.
      5> Having a sense of humor and not take everything in life (real life) so seriously all of the time.

      It’s called a parody. Parodies aren’t designed to represent what they are parodying in an accurate manner. That’s why it’s called a PARODY.

      To quote William Shatner, “Get a life! Have you ever kissed a girl?! It’s just a show! Make believe!”

      • This comment would have so much more impact if you hadn’t proved you have so little life that you can spend such a long time crafting such a long post against something you’ve seen on the interweb

      • People like you do not belong here, your derogatory words towards something that is a part of nerd culture and not welcome. Yes the person you were posting to was being pedantic and missing the point of the skit rather than taking it for what it is. However you directly attack the person rather than their comments. Ad hominem is a logically flawed method of argument.

        What one person holds as value may not be the same as another’s so your point of “more value” is wrong. Furthermore if you think such geek activites are unimportant then why are you here?
        1 There is no shame in doing something you like to do but there is shame in not being yourself in fear of the stigma and social marginalisation.
        2 Some people don’t want family. Furthermore this is purely an attack based on stereotype.
        3 There are such things as hobbies and not everything has to be done to further some “bettering”. Furthermore learning another language, even a fictional one, does wonders for ones brain and its capacities/abilities.
        4 Countering this one is quite impossible as it is purely an attack based on stereotyping and ideas pulled from nothing. Totally irrelevant to learning the Klingon Language.
        5 Having a sense of humour and learning a fictional language are not mutually exclusive nor does having a sense of humour take time so it can’t be a “more important thing to do”. This person may also indeed have a sense of humour, one that does not find this funny. Taking it that you mean it to say that having a sense of humour is more important than being pedantic about a fictional language. I would agree in this circumstance. However that isn’t what you said.

        Yes it is a parody and if you stuck just to that point you would have had a solid arguement and it would be relevant to the point at hand.

        People can and should do what they like despite social perceptions (within reason, not going into illegal or immoral actions). To quote Jimi Hendrix “I’m gonna wave my freak flag high”

  2. I wish the people who created this actually spent the time to make the spoken language correct. The writing on the blackboard behind her looks correct (probably copied from the dictionary), but the spoke Klingon is awful. The one time they show her writing something on the board it's also gibberish.

    If the Klingon's on the show went to her for their language training it explains why none of them can speak it correctly.

    Just one more example of people butchering the language for a cheap laugh.

    • Some people have more important things to do that to learn and speak a make-believe language some linguist thought of at the behest of Paramount.

      There are many "more important" things I can think of:

      1> Having an actual life one need not look back upon with shame or pity.

      2> Making efforts to start an eventual family, like dating etc.

      3> Making efforts to improve one's self with learning and talent improvement.

      4> Having a career so they don't have to live in their parent's basement for the rest of their useless lives memorizing starship schematics and James T. Kirk genealogy.

      5> Having a sense of humor and not take everything in life (real life) so seriously all of the time.

      It's called a parody. Parodies aren't designed to represent what they are parodying in an accurate manner. That's why it's called a PARODY.

      To quote William Shatner, "Get a life! Have you ever kissed a girl?! It's just a show! Make believe!"

      • This comment would have so much more impact if you hadn't proved you have so little life that you can spend such a long time crafting such a long post against something you've seen on the interweb

      • People like you do not belong here, your derogatory words towards something that is a part of nerd culture and not welcome. Yes the person you were posting to was being pedantic and missing the point of the skit rather than taking it for what it is. However you directly attack the person rather than their comments. Ad hominem is a logically flawed method of argument.

        What one person holds as value may not be the same as another's so your point of "more value" is wrong. Furthermore if you think such geek activites are unimportant then why are you here?

        1 There is no shame in doing something you like to do but there is shame in not being yourself in fear of the stigma and social marginalisation.

        2 Some people don't want family. Furthermore this is purely an attack based on stereotype.

        3 There are such things as hobbies and not everything has to be done to further some "bettering". Furthermore learning another language, even a fictional one, does wonders for ones brain and its capacities/abilities.

        4 Countering this one is quite impossible as it is purely an attack based on stereotyping and ideas pulled from nothing. Totally irrelevant to learning the Klingon Language.

        5 Having a sense of humour and learning a fictional language are not mutually exclusive nor does having a sense of humour take time so it can't be a "more important thing to do". This person may also indeed have a sense of humour, one that does not find this funny. Taking it that you mean it to say that having a sense of humour is more important than being pedantic about a fictional language. I would agree in this circumstance. However that isn't what you said.

        Yes it is a parody and if you stuck just to that point you would have had a solid arguement and it would be relevant to the point at hand.

        People can and should do what they like despite social perceptions (within reason, not going into illegal or immoral actions). To quote Jimi Hendrix "I'm gonna wave my freak flag high"

  3. very funny, great actors, and all arond well done. The ligthing, camera and editing all well done and with style. A nice mix of high production values and raw flashback shakycam. ESP Nice touch with the round glasses over the klingon mask – graduate at the blackboard. bellylaugh!
    A+

    a Lot of fun to watch, you must have had a blast making it too?

  4. very funny, great actors, and all arond well done. The ligthing, camera and editing all well done and with style. A nice mix of high production values and raw flashback shakycam. ESP Nice touch with the round glasses over the klingon mask – graduate at the blackboard. bellylaugh!

    A+

    a Lot of fun to watch, you must have had a blast making it too?