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Video of the Day: Klingons Take Over San Diego Trolley Station July 21, 2010

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Is the Klingon invasion real? A few days ago we reported that a sculpture on a mountain bike trail in Scotland warned of the Empire taking over Earth. And yesterday the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System claimed that they have "met the demands" of a Klingon invasion force and replaced all the signage at one of their trolley stations for signs in Klingon. Check out video and photo below.  


Klingon Mass Trans

Are the Klingons coming? Well they are certainly coming to Comic Con this week. Check out the video (thanks to gigglecam).

And here is a photo (via signonsandiego)


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1. freakshowmonkey - July 21, 2010

Is this another one of those “alternate reality” games starting up? My head still hurts from the last one…

2. T_Mac - July 21, 2010

ugh, Trek fans make a breakthrough with Star Trek 2009 so that society doesn’t think that all Star Trek fans are socially inept virgins, and then something like this happens and we all may as well go live in our parents basements.

3. JessIAm - July 21, 2010

Maybe Portland, Oregon was right to look for mental health professionals who speak Klingon:

4. rm10019 - July 21, 2010

Don’t be so negative! This is great fun, and shows how accepted Trek has become!

5. Rah - July 21, 2010


6. John Kruba - July 21, 2010

Maybe it is a Prelude to an announcement that J.J. Abrams is using the Klingons as the “Big Baddies” this time ’round?????

7. jas_montreal - July 21, 2010

Marketing Engines are starting for the trek sequel…… Very interesting.

8. Stan Winstone - July 21, 2010

Who knew Klingons have the decency to obtain proper permits and hire city workers?

9. Ruthless Nate - July 21, 2010

The girl Klingon actually looks like she’s pretty cute.

10. Lore - July 21, 2010

Nice Ridges.

11. KJTrek - July 21, 2010

Dear God… that was the most heartless acting I’ve seen since… well since I watched Phase II.

12. KJTrek - July 21, 2010

All in good fun though.

13. cw - July 21, 2010

I’d like to show her my Battleth…….

14. I'm Dead Jim! - July 21, 2010

Yeah, the girl looks pretty good but could we get just a little more enthusiasm to represent the empire?! How about a song for past glories! How about a growl to let me know you still care!

Q’pla for the effort!

15. The Bear - July 21, 2010

What a cute Klingon babe! Qapla’

16. DJ Neelix - July 21, 2010

@13 cw
LOL yep, a lot hotter than Lursa and B’Etor, that’s for sure!

And to all pouters: please have some humour!

17. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - July 21, 2010

Id Do her

18. That One Guy - July 21, 2010

This is why I love Star Trek. We invade culture like no one else.

Except maybe the 501st.

19. THX-1138 - July 21, 2010


You do realize that this is being done by the the transit authority of San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Comic Con, right? It’s not a bunch of basement dwellers who vandalized a sign.

But for the guys that are attracted to a Klingon, I congratulate you on your active imaginations and lament your taste in women. There isn’t anything hot about a half bald woman with bad teeth, poor hygein, and bony ridges on top of her head. And yes I realize it’s all make believe. I’m only foolin’.

20. Hat Rick - July 21, 2010

It’s only make-believe until the Klingon BOP decloaks. Then it’s not.

21. Pensive's Wetness - July 21, 2010

:3 is this on NPR yet?

22. Kilo-Three-Zero - July 21, 2010

I lol’d at the flat-head.

@20: Exactly.

23. SnugglePuff - July 21, 2010

OMG these kind of trekkie again!?!? and just when star trek was becoming cool again, people do this!

24. DJ Neelix - July 21, 2010

@23 SnugglePuff

Is that why you like Star Trek, because it looks cool in the eyes of other people..? Jeez.

Looking at some of these comments, it becomes more and more apparent why so many people loved Trek ’09 so much. Simply because it’s “cool” to do so…

In fact, I watched some Star Trek: Voyager earlier tonight. Very uncool I suppose, but guess what? I wanted to do so and don’t care whether others think it’s cool or not!

Rant over, LOL.

25. Matt Wiley - July 21, 2010

Bring on the Viral Marketing. BRING IT ON! BRING IT ON.

26. The Riddler - July 21, 2010

Not this **** again….

27. Admiral_Bumblebee - July 21, 2010

Maybe it’s early promo for the new movie which will revolve around a Klingon invasion of Earth….

28. NCC-73515 - July 22, 2010

The pIqaD on the sign says:
tlhegh Doq

29. Hat Rick - July 22, 2010

27, or the Klingons teaming up with Khan (who, in this reality, didn’t rise up until the 2010’s).

Wouldn’t it be odd if the next movie took place in a reality that had a fictional Star Trek universe? Real Klingons would disguise themselves as humans dressed as Klingons in order to infiltrate the Earth. They’d be indistinguishable at a Star Trek convention.

30. THX-1138 - July 22, 2010


I would direct you to the part of the article which says:

” And yesterday the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System claimed that they have “met the demands” of a Klingon invasion force and replaced all the signage at one of their trolley stations for signs in Klingon.”

Kind of implies that the Transit Authority in San Diego did this and not just a group of fans. To promote Comic Con. Which is kind of a big event in San Diego. Which is sort of what I wrote in my comment #19. Which I’ll guess you didn’t read. Since you didn’t apparently read the article itself. And like you’re probably not reading this.

Stay in school. kids.

31. Darryl - July 22, 2010

For the love of tuna! Are those Klingons on Prozac or something! WTF!?!?

32. JessIAm - July 22, 2010

I have to admit, a Klingon wearing a hard hat seems both hilarious and superfluous (I’d think the ridges would take care of that)!

33. Hat Rick - July 22, 2010

^^It’s a disguise. Wolf in sheep’s clothing and all that.

First it’s the asteroid warning from space. Now it’s Klingons in San Diego.

Of course, it’s all a big put-on, a hoot and a holler, is all.

At least, that’s the Klingons WANT you to think….

34. Chirag Patel - July 26, 2010

That goes your GPS – also how would you pronounce these names?
Right on lalalalalaleelu ave… and left on kakakaiakai ave.

35. naHQun - August 6, 2010

YES! The city of my birth has embraced Klingon!!!

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