Smithsonian Museum Klingon Tours

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum took the original Starship Enterprise from the classic 1960s television series, restored it, and put it on display for all to see. Now they’ve gone one step further in ensuring that all the most hardcore Trekkies can enjoy their museum in a new way.

Mark Okrand is the man who developed the Vulcan and Klingon languages for the Star Trek universe, and the museum commissioned him to create an hour-long Klingon audio tour of some of their most popular exhibits. Get the details on the Smithsonian museum Klingon audio tours below.

The exhibits that Okrand recorded in Klingon include the Spirit of St. Louis, the 1903 Wright Flyer, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, the Bell X-1 Glammorous Glennis, the Mercury “Friendship 7” and the North American X-15. Sadly, the tour doesn’t include the USS Enterprise, which feels like a missed opportunity to me.

The good news is that if you’d like to hear what the audio tours of these exhibits sound like, you can hear them through the museum’s new GO FLIGHT App available through both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. Or you can just listen to the snippets at the official Smithsonian website right here.

But even the most expert Klingon linguists get tongue-tied, so here for your entertainment are the outtakes from Okrand’s recording of the Klingon audio tour segments (via io9):

For more on the Smithsonian, check out their official website, which includes details on their Star Trek exhibit.

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