Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I Love It When You Talk Nerdy

So I was thinking this morning about something so desperately nerdilicious that I had to share it here. Who, in your opinion, was the best Klingon in any Star Trek TV show or movie? I don't want to hem you in by defining 'best', I leave that up to you. The only limitation I ask is that we stick to canon; no novel or video game references. Only characters that appeared on screen. I'll go first.

General Martok, played by J.G. Hertzler on DS9, was the archetypal Klingon warrior. Fierce, honorable, and with a laugh that would rattle the cups of blood wine half a battle cruiser away. I loved watching him knock Worf off of his 'Klingoner-than-thou' high horse almost as much as I loved Hertzler's absolute commitment to the role. While there have been many great performances by other actors, Martok was, to me, the ultimate portrayal.

In other geek news, John Cho(Harold from 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle') has been cast as the young Sulu in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek movie, and Simon Pegg('Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz') will play Montgomery Scott. Kinda hard to imagine Scotty killing a zombie with a cricket bat... And Eric Bana, who is probably still trying to forget 'Hulk' will be the villain, Nero. There are many rumors flying about as to who will play Jim Kirk, but nothing is final yet.

End transmission.

Marius the Uber-Dork


Turtle said...

Commander Kruge from ST III: The Search for Plot... er... Spock. Christopher Lloyd as a Klingon? C'mon! Hands down, the best!

Marius said...

I heartily agree, and before Martok was seen Kruge was my fave. And no one has ever spoken the Klingon language more believably than Lloyd, although Christopher Plummer did make it sound almost poetic, which is no mean feat.

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Stinkypaw said...

I would have to go with Worf... and the only real reason for him is because he's the only one I can think of right now! Hee