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<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:garamond, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt">Copy taken from the original Daily Post article posted 2013 05 04, reproduced on my personal blog. Links to my post and the original Daily Post article provided.<br>Accept the hyperbole with the customary small quantity of sodium chloride.<br><br>----- Forwarded Message -----<br><div><blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; margin-top: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"><div style="font-family: garamond, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><div style="font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><div dir="ltr">  <font face="Arial" size="2"> <b><span style="font-weight:bold;">From:</span></b> Alex Greene &lt;;<br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span></b> <br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sent:</span></b>
 Saturday, 4 May 2013, 15:58<br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> [To Scape The Serpent's Tongue] The following article is about me ...<br> </font> </div> <div class="y_msg_container"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="";><span style="font-weight: bold;"></span></a><br></div><br><div id="yiv2083562697"><center><a href="" rel="nofollow"><b></b></a><div>
</div><h2><b>Red carpet treatment for Klingon expert at cinema</b></h2>

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="";><img src=""; border="0"></a><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><b>All the stops pulled out for him as the launch of Star Trek Into Darkness approaches</b></div></center><div>

AN IT expert who speaks fluent Klingon will be given the red carpet treatment when a cinema premieres the new Star Trek movie.</div><div>

Alex Greene has been appointed an unofficial Klingon Ambassador to Wales by staff at the  The Odeon cinema in Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre as they prepare for the big night.</div><div>

 The cinema will be one of the first in the UK to screen the long-awaited Star Trek Into Darkness at precisely one minute past midnight on Thursday.</div><div>

 Alex's grasp of the intergalactic language is so good that he even writes poetry in Klingon. He will be given free passage to take his place in the audience for the latest voyage of the iconic starship Enterprise and its brave crew.</div><div>

 The 49-year-old is one of the country’s leading experts on the language of the Klingons, the fierce warrior race who have been the implacable foes of Captain James Kirk and his comrades since they first embarked on their intergalactic adventures on TV in the 1960s.</div><div>

 Alex, of Wrexham, has been specially invited to the early morning first screening by Odeon manager Andy Elvis.</div><div>

 During the latest installment of the Star Trek story the Enterprise battles against an unstoppable force of terror from within their organisation – and Kirk leads a manhunt to a war zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.</div><div>

 Alex, who works as a freelance computer expert, has been a dedicated Trekkie since an early age. He decided to learn Klingon in 1986 – and took a year to master its considerable intricacies.</div><div>

He said: “I have always enjoyed languages, listening to them and communicating with them. Up to 1986 it had been French, Japanese and Esperanto.</div><div>

 “Then a language specialist came up with an actual working grammar for Klingon for one of the Star Trek movies. It was designed so that actors could easily learn a couple of lines for a script. But later a Klingon dictionary was published. I picked up a copy and learned Klingon.”</div><div>

 Alex was recently hired by a large corporation – he can’t reveal which one – to translate abstracts of some of its scientific documents into Klingon. And S4C invited him to try to teach singer Shân Cothi and naturalist Iolo Williams some Klingon when they visited Wrexham to film for the Bro series.</div><div>

 Alex can’t wait to see the latest Star Trek offering, which stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. He said: “I believe Star Trek Into Darkness – which in Klingon is ‘poH mIgh 'el leng Hov’ – features a lot of stunning imagery that the earlier films did not have. I’m just hoping it stays faithful to the original vision of its creator Gene Roddenberry.</div><div>

Odeon manager Andy Elvis said: “We’re very fortunate to have such a renowned expert on Klingon – we just had to invite Alex to be one of the first to see Star Trek Into Darkness.”

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