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From:     zz Michael Reilly <zz_michael_reilly@???????.????.???.au>
Date:     1 Apr 1995 14:25:17 +1000
Subject:  Re: Klingons
On Thursday, 30 March, Shane C. Vassar wrote :

>	He also mentioned that their method of advancement was
> assassination.  I didn't really know that.  I watched every show
> of the Next Generation for the seven years it was on and I don't
> remember seeing that.  I do remember their challenges.  In the
> one about the Klingon civil war, one Klingon challenged Goron,
> saying he wasn't fit to lead.  They then fought to decide. Now,
> this is what I think you meant.  I would agree with that since
> the first officer could feel that the captain was no longer fit to
> command, and challenge him for the "chair".

In one episode of Next Generation, Commander Riker was temporarily assigned
on a joint services program to a Klingon vessel as first officer. The
Enterprise was infected by a being that damaged it and spread to the Klingon
vessel as well. When the Kingon captain was trying to attack the Enterprise,
Riker decided to transport him over to the Enterprise by tricking him,
instead of assassinating him. Riker took command and saved both ships from
being blown up by the other.
However, a Klingon in that situation would have killed the captain jsut
because of a difference in opinion.

>	Since I have received an optimistic response, I am going ahead
> with my project.  This is going to be a big task, since I have to create
> their homeworld, their society,  thei vessels, and their military
> architecture.  I'll keep posting my progress as I go along.

The Klingon homeworld is called Klinzhai by the Federation and Quo' Nos' or
something like that by the Klingons. I will send the correct Klingon name in
a future message.

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