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LOVEFiLM boldly goes where no review has gone before: the world’s first ever Klingon film review

by on May.06, 2009, under Fun Stuff, Movies

LOVEFiLM writes tlhIngan maH!

Boldly going where no film review has gone before, a pair of Klingons have delivered their verdict on J.J.Abrams’ Star Trek in the world’s first ever Klingon film review. the UK’s largest online DVD & games rental service and entertainment website, dispatched General Sol’Rac and General Karloth, High Council members of the Imperial Klingon Expeditionary Forces (IKEF) to watch the film and report back their findings in native tongue ‘tlhIngan Hol’.” More below.

Highly regarded throughout the Klingon Empire, they are played by 64-year-old retired shoemaker Stu Lucas and 47-year-old former British Army soldier Keith Blatt. Fluent in Klingon for nearly 10 years, Stu and Keith have been lifelong fans of the Star Trek franchise since the original episodes aired in the 1960s.

As two of the most experienced professional Klingons in the world, both have appeared at fan conferences globally and starred alongside famous names in the 2007 mini-series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. The pair are also great friends of renowned Star Trek actors J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly, who play General Martok and Gowron in the various big-screen outings.

From today, all fellow Klingons can view the full review at while full subtitles have thankfully been supplied for any non-Klingon speaking film fans.

Darren Bignell, Communications Manager for LOVEFiLM commented:

“The Klingons are Star Trek icons, so we figured getting their official take on the new movie would be enlightening, even if – in their native dialect – it sounded a bit phlegmy. Turns out they’re mostly happy with J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the franchise, if a little narked that they’re replaced by Eric Bana and the Romulans as the film’s key villains. But Klingons may well come more to the fore in any sequels, so we’ll have to – ahem – watch this space.”

“With no late fees and access to over 65,000 titles, fans of Star Trek can ‘rent long and prosper’, catching up on both TV and film offerings from the franchise with one of the largest sci-fi collections around.”


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