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Last week, Ryan North, one of the Internet’s foremost humorists, wrote a blog post examining what he argues is a misquote in a 1991 newspaper article about die-hard Star Trek fans. (If you have not yet read the linked post, please do so before continuing.) While I would generally never dream of questioning Mr. North’s command of Trek minutiae, I believe him to to be incorrect in this matter.

From Ryan’s post:

The Klingon homeworld didn’t have a canonical name until TNG’s Sins of the Father which aired in March of 1990.  Of course, NOW everyone knows it’s Qo’noS, but up until then the closest we had was the non-canon “Kitumba” idea from a Phase II script that never happened.

I believe that he is mistaken with regards to the Klingon homeworld being identified as Qo’noS in “Sins of the Father.” Numerous sources (as well as my own memory) support the idea that the name “Qo’nos” (or “Kronos”) was not used before 1991’s Star Trek VIThe Star Trek Encylopedia uses Star Trek VI as its citation for its references to Qo’nos:

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Memory Alpha claims that “[t]he Klingon homeworld remained canonically unnamed until Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, in which it was identified as ‘Kronos’, spelled that way in the film’s script.” And transcripts and scripts for “Sins of the Father” available online make no mention of the name.

The newspaper article in question says that the mission of Rev. Bowski’s group was to promote Trek fandom “as people came to the first local showings of ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’”—implying that he would not yet have seen the movie. We can thus surmise that, if Rev. Bowski had not yet seen Star Trek VI, it would have been virtually impossible for him to refer to the Klingon homeworld as “Qo’noS.”

But then the question still remains: why would he call the homeworld “Klingon” instead of “Kling” or even “Kitumba”? I believe the answer may be found in the 1989 book The Worlds of the Federation. While much of the information in the book has been rendered noncanonical by later TV episodes and movies (for instance, the Ferengi homeworld is called “Ferengal”), in 1991 it still represented the state of the art, and it seems very likely that a fan as passionate as Rev. Bowski would have been familar with it.

A sample heading from the book:

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The headings for the profiles for each planet listed in the book follow this same format: the first line shows the planet’s name in English/Federation Standard, the second the name it is known by its inhabitants, and the the third line shows the name of the star that the planet orbits.

The entry for the Klingon homeworld:

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Check out the third line of the heading. That’s right: according to this book, the star that the Klingon homeworld orbits is itself called “Klingon.” Is it so hard to imagine someone speaking of “join[ing] Starfleet and go[ing] to [the star] Klingon” the same way we might speak of “going to Alpha Centauri”?

We still cannot, of course, rule out the possibility that Eugene said “go to Kling” and was misquoted. But I believe we must consider the possibility that not only was he correctly quoted, but also was speaking accurately with the information he had available to him at the time.

I stand impressed, and corrected!

ZDARSCON 2014

ZDARSCON 2014


"So, do you want to join Starfleet and go to Klingon and the other side of the galaxy?"
-Eugene Bowski??

This quote does not make sense.
So here’s the thing.  The Klingon homeworld didn’t have a canonical name until TNG’s Sins of the Father which aired in March of 1990.  Of course, NOW everyone knows it’s Qo’noS, but up until then the closest we had was the non-canon “Kitumba” idea from a Phase II script that never happened.
Star Trek VI came out in December of 1991, almost two years later.
So why would Eugene Bowski, a Star Trek fan who liked Star Trek enough to proselytize outside a movie theater not know the name of the Klingon homeworld?  It doesn’t make any sense.
As far as I can tell there are only TWO explanations.
EXPLANATION ONE: The first and most likely is that Dana Tofig has MISQUOTED Eugene Bowski and that Eugene Bowski was probably really embarrassed by such a quote and was made fun of by the crew of the Nautilus.
EXPLANATION TWO: Less likely is that Eugene was doing it on purpose.  If he was wearing “a snug blue-and-white Federation-approve uniform” then he’d be dressed in the 2271 “Star Trek The Motion Picture” outfit, which look like this:

and maybe, maybe, Eugene was trying to stay in character, somehow reasoning that if the name hadn’t been established in canon by the Motion Picture era, then a character FROM that era would call the planet by a wrong name??  But even so, a fan with this much commitment would probably call it “Kitumba” (from Phase II) or “Kling" and not "Klingon".  After all, we don’t call our planet "Human".
IN CONCLUSION: I’m pretty sure Dana misquoted Eugene here and I’m glad that with our modern technology we can right this decades-old wrong:

"So, do you want to join Starfleet and go to Qo’noS and the other side of the galaxy?”
-Eugene Bowski, for real this time

"So, do you want to join Starfleet and go to Klingon and the other side of the galaxy?"

-Eugene Bowski??

This quote does not make sense.

So here’s the thing.  The Klingon homeworld didn’t have a canonical name until TNG’s Sins of the Father which aired in March of 1990.  Of course, NOW everyone knows it’s Qo’noS, but up until then the closest we had was the non-canon “Kitumba” idea from a Phase II script that never happened.

Star Trek VI came out in December of 1991, almost two years later.

So why would Eugene Bowski, a Star Trek fan who liked Star Trek enough to proselytize outside a movie theater not know the name of the Klingon homeworld?  It doesn’t make any sense.

As far as I can tell there are only TWO explanations.

EXPLANATION ONE: The first and most likely is that Dana Tofig has MISQUOTED Eugene Bowski and that Eugene Bowski was probably really embarrassed by such a quote and was made fun of by the crew of the Nautilus.

EXPLANATION TWO: Less likely is that Eugene was doing it on purpose.  If he was wearing “a snug blue-and-white Federation-approve uniform” then he’d be dressed in the 2271 “Star Trek The Motion Picture” outfit, which look like this:

and maybe, maybe, Eugene was trying to stay in character, somehow reasoning that if the name hadn’t been established in canon by the Motion Picture era, then a character FROM that era would call the planet by a wrong name??  But even so, a fan with this much commitment would probably call it “Kitumba” (from Phase II) or “Kling" and not "Klingon".  After all, we don’t call our planet "Human".

IN CONCLUSION: I’m pretty sure Dana misquoted Eugene here and I’m glad that with our modern technology we can right this decades-old wrong:

"So, do you want to join Starfleet and go to Qo’noS and the other side of the galaxy?”

-Eugene Bowski, for real this time

joshy207 Is there any chance of a Frog-Man ongoing written by Chip Zdarsky?

zdarsky:

brevoortformspring:

No, sorry.

Wow. This is not how I expected to find out that FROG-MAN: THE GREATEST AVENGER was a no-go.

Cold, Tom.

Cold.

Okay okay but what about FROG-MAN: THE GREATEST AVENGER written by Chip’s Pal Ryan North??

sttngfashion:

Reader Claire sent us this awesome photo of “24th Century Casualwear” that is basically 100% perfect. As she explains it: “I met all the basic requirements: asymmetrical hemlines; color blocking; secondary colors; inappropriate fabrics (the top is made of wool felt); and weird straps that don’t serve an obvious purpose.” This color story of dried-blood brown, deep mustard, and Eddie Bauer 1997 Hunter Green is absolutely something we’d see on one of the Enterprise’s non-uniformed denizens.

I also LOVE the little “purse” she made to go with it! Claire says: “I designed the labels on my computer and had them printed on bumper sticker stock; the black lines are Chartpak tape, which is what they used to do all those lines on props and sets on the show.”

A+ COSPLAY, CLAIRE. You are ready for a casual coffee date at Ten Forward.

I love the idea of making casual wear based on the cues of Starfleet uniforms.  Super rad!

bonerdoctor You're work on Original Sins is so good and you write everyone so well. I'm so happy with the ending. I enjoyed it so much, thank you. (I edited this down A LOT for it to be this coherent, that's why it reads so robotic)

Haha, thank you!  I was really happy with the ending too. 

I did the same trick I did with Midas Flesh, where I wrote the whole story out in advance, which gave me the chance to change things if I wanted too.  When I got to the ending all I changed was one line in the first issue - and it’s, NOT COINCIDENTALLY, also the last line of the last issue.

In this post: original sins  young avengers  bonerdoctor  

gryzimil Hey, Ryan, dumb question: are the estimated weights on the ONE AMAZING PERSON shirts maybe adjusted for size? I'm wondering whether I should watch out when getting them for people sensitive about that.

They say “average serving” so they’re all the same, and I took the average weight of human men and women added them together, and divided by two.  So you don’t have anything to worry about, and the sizes don’t reflect the size of the shirt (or the person in it!)

FUN STORY ABOUT THIS: I got an email from someone saying they thought the average weight on that shirt was awfully high, so they looked up what humans were supposed to weigh and long story short, they went to the doctor and found out they were dangerously underweight and are now on a nutrition program to get them back where they should be.

It’s the only one of my shirts that someone has said may have actually saved their life!

In this post: gryzimil  
ramonvillalobos:

HUGE thanks to everyone that supported the Original Sins: Young Avengers story that Ryan North wrote and Jordan Gibson colored and Clayton Cowles lettered and Wil Moss edited and I drew. Means a lot. Here was maybe the funnest page to draw because I got to just go nuts and draw a fun wrestling hold. A legit Chris Hero approved splash page.

Ramon was like “Can we do an actual wrestling hold on this page?” and I was like “Um YES PLEASE”.
And yes, thank you all for reading it and I hope you liked it!  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I got to play with this sweet team.

ramonvillalobos:

HUGE thanks to everyone that supported the Original Sins: Young Avengers story that Ryan North wrote and Jordan Gibson colored and Clayton Cowles lettered and Wil Moss edited and I drew. Means a lot. Here was maybe the funnest page to draw because I got to just go nuts and draw a fun wrestling hold.

A legit Chris Hero approved splash page.

Ramon was like “Can we do an actual wrestling hold on this page?” and I was like “Um YES PLEASE”.

And yes, thank you all for reading it and I hope you liked it!  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I got to play with this sweet team.

In this post: young avengers  original sins  
zdarsky:

So, today my first-ever (last-ever?) interior work for Marvel is on sale! A two-pager in ORIGINAL SINS #5! There’s also a RYAN NORTH story in it so even if you hate me there’ll be something good in it!
good times

SHIP NAME:
Ryan North + Chip Zdarsky = Chian Zdarth

zdarsky:

So, today my first-ever (last-ever?) interior work for Marvel is on sale! A two-pager in ORIGINAL SINS #5! There’s also a RYAN NORTH story in it so even if you hate me there’ll be something good in it!

good times

SHIP NAME:

Ryan North + Chip Zdarsky = Chian Zdarth

awgeezawgeez:

Not exactly a photo, but here’s an animated Wee Rex!

This is THE GREATEST EVER.
(Context: here is the OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE of this short film)

awgeezawgeez:

Not exactly a photo, but here’s an animated Wee Rex!

This is THE GREATEST EVER.

(Context: here is the OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE of this short film)

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