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Now Presenting: ‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’
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Beloved author Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, is perhaps the greatest Christmas story ever to be crafted. It has been adapted countless times in a myriad of different fashions and styles, and one would find it very difficult to find any single soul who’s not familiar with at least one of them.

Favorite adaptations include the 1951 film of the same name starring Alastair Sim, Scrooged starring Bill Murray, and my own personal favorite, Mickey’s Christmas Carol! Just recently, director Robert Zemeckis kept things going with a performance capture animated take on the tale starring Jim Carrey in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

But adaptations of Dickens’ work aren’t restricted to just movies and specials. No, no — it goes far beyond that. Plenty of TV shows and theater productions have formed their own takes as well, and one that is catching much attention and many curious eyes (especially of festive fanboys everywhere) is called A Klingon Christmas Carol.

Click on over to the other side to learn more about this Klingon holiday production and to see a video showcase of the event complete with clips from the show.

The play is performed at the Greenhouse Theater Company in Chicago by a group called Commedia Beauregard, which you may have seen here back in November when we told you that tickets were going on sale. Instead of the traditional Christmas Carol structure, they completely re-imagine it using the infamous Star Trek race, the Klingons. And yes, the entire show is performed using the Klingon native tongue, despite the fact that most have no clue what they’re saying (there are subtitles to help out).

This has been going on for four years now, but only in he past year or so has its existence been spreading around to the masses. Not everyone has been in the dark, however, as Marc Okrand, the creator of Klingon, was recently in attendance for one of the performances.

Here’s the video from the Wall Street Journal, who recently did a report on A Klingon Christmas Carol.

Video

[Source: via io9]

2 Comments »

  1. I admire the effort that’s been put into the production…but this looks like it’d be dreadful to endure. Kinda didn’t even want to sit through most of this video clip.

    Comment by Paul — December 20, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  2. There is this swedish troupe that do klingon opera too .

    Comment by Missy — December 20, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

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