At first glance, the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” and the new series Star Trek: Discovery don’t have a lot in common. One is a lighthearted romp with some critters that are basically designed to be as adorable as possible, and the other is a fairly dark, serious take on Trek in a wartime setting.
But there is one similarity: both shows feature a basic plot of “the Klingons are in conflict with the Federation.” But it’s possible that the two shows may share more in common than just that, if this theory from the AV Club is right.
Spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery and a 50–year–old episode of Star Trek below
In Discovery, the primary Klingon antagonist is a Klingon named Voq, played by an…
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