The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1606  Monday, 25 June 2001

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 24 Jun 2001 21:00:02 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare/ Star Trek Videogame

The Internet movie database lists a videogame called Klingon Academy
that has the following comment. (For the page, go to

If you saw Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; if you are a gamer,
or a science fiction fan; then you should definitely check out Klingon
Academy, an IBM-compatible computer space simulation game being released
now by Interplay. The game features ninety dramatic minutes of stunning,
full motion video, as veteran actor Christopher Plummer reprises his
over-the-top role as the Shakespeare-quoting General Chang. Actor David
Warner returns to his role as the level-headed Chancellor Gorkon, and
you will finally learn how Chang lost the sight in one eye, how Gorkon
came to power, and the events which culminate in Chang's eventual
betrayal of Gorkon and his subsequent efforts to thrust the galaxy into
total war as featured in the aforementioned movie. The soundtrack is
engrossing, and the video helps draw the player into his role as a young
Klingon warrior, under the tutelage of Chang at the Elite Command
Academy which is part of the game. There is a handy utility which allows
you to watch the movies in sequence without playing the missions
through. Eventually, you will have to choose between your duty to the
Empire and your loyalty to Chang. I thoroughly enjoyed the movies and
the game. As the Klingons like to say in greeting, Qa'pla!

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