Everybody remember where we parked! Comic-Con International in San Diego has long been the home to all levels of Star Trek fandom. From casual fans to die-hard cosplayers, every degree of Trek fan is in attendance. And while Diamond Select Toys always has something new to show off to Trekkies at the show, it’s been a while since they offered an exclusive Trek product to attendees. Well, the wait is over!
A few weeks ago, we showed off a very cool, and very large Klingon Bird of Prey model, that deserves a place on any Star Trek collector’s shelf. But to really show the Bird of Prey off the right way, fans should also consider checking out this variant model of the ship de-cloaking.
I don’t know if you would call it a toy, a model, or a work of art, but Diamond Select Toys has released this wonderful Klingon Bird of Prey that any true Star Trek fan should have sitting on their science station.
As much as I want my son to learn a second or third language, I don’t think I would have ever thought to have used my child as a science experiment. d’Armond Speers decided he would teach his son to speak Klingon, and total immersion was the only way to do it.Â For the first three years of his son’s life, the only language d’Armond spoke around the boy was Klingon.
“I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language,” Speers told the Minnesota Daily. “He was definitely starting to learn it.”
d’Armond does have a doctorate in computational linguistics, and it should be pointed out he did this “experiment” 15 years ago (which probably helped his doctoral research).Â Regardless, the boy did learn bits of the Klingon language, but now speaks normally to communicate effectively with other children.Â My guess is he discovered girls don’t like jibber-jabber, and switched to the smooth vocal stylings of Barry White.
I like this on a number of levels – animation, art style, the fact that it is all in Klingon – and combining them together in one bit totally rocks.Â It’s nice to see there are actual gems to be found on YouTube.