Glancing over the Star Trek comics, I came across this cover, which seems to be the Klingon version of Day of the Dove:
I wasn't sure if I was looking at it correctly, so I used my favorite image view for a close-up. Whereupon I discovered the female Klingon had Power Girl-esque proportions:
Now, I hadn't remembered this particular character being so, er, "top heavy", so I tried to track down a photo from the episode, since I do not have the technological ability for screen captures. However, I was able to find this picture on Walter Koenig.com:
Since it looks like the actress in the episode does not share the same proportions as her comic counterpart (and since I am - let's face it - a single fanboy with way too much free time), I have a few questions:
- Is this artistic license, or to paraphrase Heidi Meeley, is it gratuitous?
- Am I being too picky about this, or is this a way to sell Trek comics to reads who don't normally enjoy Trek?
- Are the authors suggesting that Klingons like to brag and exaggerate their physical qualities?
- Will the remastered version of this episode give the actress, er, the "endowments" of her Comic counterpart?
EDIT - A quick shout-out to a fellow comics blogger:
(Original image from Showcase # 22, for those of you keeping score at home)