STAR TREK TOP FIVE: TOS Klingons

John E. Price
4 min readJul 17, 2022

This week’s Top Five was suggested by Dr. Peter Bryan — follow him on twitter Peter Cullen Bryan and marvel at his pop culture analysis.

The Klingons are the counterbalance to Those Old Scientists — an authoritarian regime of warriors, beholden to no one but their own honor and the glory of the empire. TNG and DS9 did a lot of heavy lifting to give the Klingons depth and culture, but it’s a testament to the following characters that in only a handful of episodes, TOS created such an enduring legacy on pop culture.

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John E. Price

Academic and Trekkie. I talk about the politics of culture, review nerd stuff, and golf a lot. Co-host: @podmeandering, #TopFive, @folkwise13