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Portland, Oregon / Klingon Interpreter / Okrand Interview #728552

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 11, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Portland, Oregon’s search for an interpreter of Klingon, the language inspired by the “Star Trek” series, for some mental health clients who refuse to speak anything else mentioned. Live interview held with linguist Marc Okrand†, the creator of Klingon and other languages, about how he created the language and why; excerpts shown from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” [OKRAND – says he was hired to create Klingon for the movie “Star Trek III”; speaks some Klingon phrases; comments on the fact that people are taking the language seriously, even translating works of Shakespeare; talks about the fascination with the “Star Trek” series.]

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