Star Trek: Strange New Worlds hinted at the Klingons but will we see them?
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is getting in the habit of hinting at things to come. When we first met La’an Noonien Singh, her backstory and involvement with the Gorn was highlighted. Not long after, we saw the Gorn attack the USS Enterprise, bringing that idea to fruition.
We’re getting hints at Sybok, Spock’s culty half-brother, possibly debuting on the show. We’re also getting some nods to the more intriguing of ideas; the Klingons.
In the episode “The Serene Squall” we have a line where the Klingons are mentioned as intending to buy prisoners. It’s a subtle line but one that could have a greater influence over things as the series progresses. We know the Klingons are out there, we saw those purple abominations on Star Trek: Discovery but if we do see them in Strange New Worlds, what should they look like?
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds should fall in line with canon
The Klingons, when debuted, didn’t have any real noticeable differences from the normal human, and part of that may be due to a lack of budget to really bring forward the desired Klingon look. They were a far cry from what we got in the film franchise and subsequent series.
If or should we say, when, Klingons debut on Strange New World, they shouldn’t be purple orcs, nor should they look like Worf. That rhymed. The Klingons in Strange New Worlds should look far more like the ones in The Original Series.
Whether they’re gene-splicing issues, subsects of the Klingon species waging a civil war against different various, or whatever it is that they intend on doing to resolve the continuity issue, they need to emphasize bringing back the original look for the Klingons.
While I’m more of a fan of the modern look, Klingons have routinely broken continuity, dating back all the way to Star Trek III and even Star Trek: Enterprise, where changes,2 or the lack thereof, couldn’t really be explained.
Let’s give the writers one less thing to worry about resolving.