Star Trek: Discovery: Who Are the Klingon Matriarchs?

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Discovery Episode 4: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” ahead.

Four episodes in, Star Trek: Discovery is doing its best to reinvent the dilithium crystal while exploring some of the defining events in the Star Trek saga. One of the most potentially interesting aspects of the latest series is the curious (and wildly divergent) history of the Klingon Empire. So far, the show’s already tapped into the allegorical vein, showing Klingon unifier T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) in search of political power by railing against the symbolic other, their potential assimilators, the Federation.

Although the Klingon’s look differs dramatically from Star Trek: The Original Series and the motion ...

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