tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jan 03 00:25:18 2002
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Re: TOS Episodes with Klingons
- From: SuSvaj <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: TOS Episodes with Klingons
- Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 00:55:44 -0500
At 02:21 PM 12/31/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>: There were also Klingons in "Elaan of Troyius." This was also the
>: premiere of the Klingon warship.
>IIRC we saw their ship, but we didn't see any Klingons.
I sure did. The captain apears on the main viewer more than once, and
demands the surrender of the Enterprise.
>Klingons were mentioned - and lurked off-screen - in several other episodes,
>but the number of episodes in which we actually *saw* Klingons was relatively
>few for TOS's three-year run. This paucity of Klingons, however, was
>I read somewhere that had TOS been renewed for a 4th season, Roddenberry
>planned on making Capt. Koloth a recurring character (like Gul Dukat on "Deep
>Space Nine"). The idea was that both Kirk and Koloth patrolled the same
>of space, but on opposite sides of the Federation-Klingon border. Koloth was
>to have been a sort of Klingon counterpart to Capt. Kirk. If you recall from
>"The Trouble With Tribbles," Kirk and Koloth greeted each other familiarly
>the latter beamed aboard Deep Space Station K-7, indulging in a little
>"friendly" banter: "Ah, Captain Kirk." "My dear Captain Koloth!" Ah, what
>might have been!
>This is ironic in that actor William Campbell ("Koloth") was on the short
>to play Kirk after Jeffrey Hunter was no longer available for the series, but
>that Roddenberry eventually chose William Shatner over him for what turned
>to be the role of a lifetime. Campbell, who had worked on some of the same
>television shows as Roddenberry in the past, kept on good terms with him,
>eventually playing "Trelane" in "The Squire of Gothos" before coming back as
>Koloth in "The Trouble With Tribbles".
>Those who know Star Trek production trivia better than I can full us in on
>details. (Hopefully, this story isn't apocryphal.).
>Ca'Non Master of the Klingons