Resistance Is Futile: Klingon Lessons Tonight

The creator of Klingon is speaking in Fairfax tonight. LISTEN TO HIM.

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM EDT
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Resistance Is Futile: Klingon Lessons Tonight

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It's a Friday night -- what are you gonna do, go out and socialize with your friends in some hip club with loud music and flowing booze? Naaaah. Beam yourself up to Fairfax, because you know what? Nerds are good people, too.

The actual creator of Klingon, Marc Okrand, will be giving a discussion as part of George Mason University's Linguistics Speaker Series. The title: What is Klingon?

While it was James Doohan who developed the Klingon words spoken in 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," Okrand later developed a complete language for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock." Mainly sci-fi buffs could converse under the radar of the football players in their high schools.

By the way, did you know adjectives don't exist in the Klingon language? Not that we're into "Star Trek" or anything... um, yeah.

The discussion is happening tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Research I building, near the Patriot Center. It's in Room 163.

Live long and prosper.

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