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I think I finally understand why I love the Klingons so much. It's because they bring a space-operatic, mythic character to the franchise that it doesn't really get anywhere else. Klingon arcs are always about something fantastical, something legendary -- saving the Empire, resurrecting the dead Emperor, getting Jadzia into Sto'vo'kor, visiting Gre'thor. Big, theatrical, legendary stories is where they shine. They're right out of Shakespeare, who was, of course, Klingon.

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Worf stories are suffused with high-concept melodrama because Worf is a Greek hero, who starts his arc as a member of a legendary crew before coming into his own as a mythic figure in his own right. He and Jadzia have terrible chemistry but aren't they Oedipus and Euridyce? His quest to get her into Sto'vo'kor is very like Oedipus's journey to Hades, and his battle against the Jem'hadar at the prison asteroid could have been taken from the Táin Bó Cúailnge.

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Klingons are the only part of Star Trek that would be just as at home in Star Wars and that's what really sets them apart from the rest of the Trek universe.

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