That’s because the Imperial Klingon Vessel Stranglehold, a San Diego-based “Star Trek” fan club, is holding its 12th Annual “Klingon Lifestyle Presentation,” an original play written from the Klingon point of view.

The show starts at 7 p.m. in Room 6CDEF and at least 20 card-carrying Klingons are expected to participate and leader Dennis Hanon – “Admiral K’han Den” to you – says the group has been rehearsing weekly since November.

The play is usually a highlight or lowlight of the Comic-Con depending on how you look at it. Although none of the folks playing Klingons or other alien life forms are going to be Oscar contenders anytime soon, they do convey a love for the material and enthusiasm that is hard to beat – even if some of the references fly past the non-Trekker faster than the Enterprise on a beer run.

Some wags call the show “Klingon Community Theater” but Hanon says he’s sent out a standing offer to any actor who’s played a Klingon on movies or TV to recreate their role on his stage.

Sadly, while the event is one of the most beloved at Comic-Con, Hanon admits no one connected with the original shows has ever seen it.

In fact, he says the nicest compliment he’s ever received about the show came from a sound technician at last year’s show, who told him he’s “never seen anything like it.”


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