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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
11-03-2011, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mister_dee
Hello,

we all know we're not supposed to ignore the differences in the appearance of the Klingons in TOS and later shows.
It was clearly indicated both in DS9 and "Enterprise" that this was visible to the characters in the shows as well.
According to the STO storyline the "cure" to the Augment virus' effects was delivered to the Klingons by the time-traveling B'Vat to the time before Star Trek 1.

So the "ridged" Klingons seen afterwards would not have received "cranial reconstruction" but would have received some kind of genetic treatment to reverse the effects of the Augment Virus.

However I noticed something add:
Klaa in Star Trek 5 was shown with his open vest and his chest looked very much like that of a human.

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tffhd0492.jpg

What was visible of Lursa's B'Etor's chest (emphasis on the part between the breasts) also looked very much human

http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...partone118.jpg

but Kurn's chest looked more like the Klingon forehead: meaning it had either very large ribs
or another layer of bone "armor" above the equivalent of the human ribcage.

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...nsmogh_082.jpg

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...nsmogh_085.jpg

Does this indicate there are variations among the Klingons that are "even tougher" beyond the proverbial meaning of the term?
Don't see why not.
Throwbacks to the earlier version of Klingons, possibly expressed on a genetic level in modern society.