The Klingon Empire has landed in Sweden. This week the Turteatern Theater in Stockholm became host to “The Klingon Institute of Cultural Exchange ” which demands your presence at their “Terra-Friendly© presentation of Klingon culture and customs.”
Here is what Turteatern says you will experience at their “Visit Qo’noS” events:
You will get the possibility to try cuisine, listen to opera, and a chance to acquire useful lifesaving tips in your everyday interaction with Klingons and Klingon customs, so that you may plan your holiday to our great empire and the First City on the planet Qo’noS without risking any discomfort and/or premature death.
Turteatern is holding four performances a week through the end of March in both Klingon and English. According to the AP report on the opening, the lobby of the Turteatern has displays offering vacation packages to Qo’nos, extolling the merits of Klingon culinary tours (“the best kept secret of the Beta Quadrant”), and seeking to attract students to courses at the military academy (“find your inner warrior in outer space”).
A message about Discovery
You will note that the Klingons seen at this performance are the traditionally known Klingons and not the re-imagined Klingons from Star Trek: Discovery. This is addressed in the performance by “Ambassador Ban’Shee of the House of Duras” who has this message for Quentin Tarantino, who is working with J.J. Abrams developing a possible Star Trek feature film:
“We have seen Discovery. We do not approve of this malicious portrayal of Klingons…Treat our race honorably in your upcoming picture and we will let you lick our feet. Fail, and pray for mercy.”
Here is video (via AP) from the opening performance including Ambassador Ban’Shee’s message about Discovery.
Klingon performance in Sweden seeks to boost intergalactic tourism to Qo’nos, and warns #Tarantino for next Star Trek movie by @DavidKeyton #goingwherenomanhasgonebefore @StarTrek @Turteatern https://t.co/kmZwKE8pLG pic.twitter.com/djgfuFxcRk
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 6, 2018
For more information and tickets, go to turteatern.se.