Standard Orbit 210: Foreheadgate / by Richard Marquez

The Evolution of the Klingons.


Running Time: 49 minutes 14 seconds

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There are few races in Star Trek as iconic as the Klingons. Introduced in the first season of The Original Series, the warrior race remains as relevant as ever over fifty years later playing an integral role in the latest entry in the franchise, Discovery.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore talk the Klingons' ever-changing appearance from Kor to T’Kuvma, if the franchise may have gone too far in explaining out-of-universe production aesthetics in-universe, and how the Klingons are forever tied to the Romulans.

Also, Zach proves to be prophetic in his prediction of a certain starship's appearance in Discovery's season finale. Unintentional spoilers for Will You Take My Hand?, which aired the night after we recorded this podcast!


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Refit Klingons (00:02:17)
Kor, Koloth and Kang (00:04:56)
The Refit Klingons, Contd. (00:09:24)
Trials and Tribble-ations and Explanations (00:16:08)
Klingons or Romulans? (00:23:45)
Final Thoughts (00:42:21)
POTFM (00:43:24)
Closing (00:45:30)


Ken Tripp Zach Moore


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)