Celebrate Star Trek with a Klingon Audio Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Well, that's bold.
We did it, guys. Star Trek is thriving at 50 years old and I couldn’t be prouder of our little, bouncing baby whatchamacallit. To commemorate the milestone, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has restored the original S.S. Enterprise from the series and you have a chance to see it in person.
Not only do you get to see the ship from the ‘60s series, but you get to do it in style. As SlashFilm reported, the museum enlisted Mark Okrand, who developed Vulcan and Klingon for the Star Trek universe, to come up with a Klingon audio tour that lasts about an hour long. Don’t worry, you’ll get to see some other exhibits in Klingon, too.
If you can’t wait or are unable to go, you can listen to the tour via the museum’s GO FLIGHT app available on iTunes and Google Play. You can also check out the website, which also features a few snippets.
After that, keep the festivities going by watching this interview with George Takei and Nichelle Nichols for NASA on their icon roles as Sulu and Uhura. “I was just happy to be doing Star Trek. When I got cast, I knew that this was—first of all, personally—a fantastic opportunity for me. To be playing a character who was a part of the leadership team, speaking without an accent, boldly going where no one had gone before, you know. But at the same time, I was mindful of the fact that as an Asian-American, I was a representative figure,” said Takei.
And Nichols added a sweet anecdote about how Dr. Martin Luther King convinced her to stay on the show when she thought about leaving. “What you accomplish for all of us will only be real if you stay,” he reportedly told her.
Excuse me, I have to go wipe this hurricane out of my eyes now.
(via SlashFilm, image via Screencap)
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