[tlhIngan Hol] Life imitating art?

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 29 07:04:53 PDT 2019

When I read this news story:

… I couldn’t help but think of TNG “Ethics”:  After being paralyzed from the waist down as the result of an accident Worf’s spine was damaged, resulting in paraplegia.  Worf at first felt his life had ended and decided to commit {Heghbat} (ritual suicide) but Dr. Crusher consults a specialist, Dr. Russell, who suggests a risky, possibly life-threatening, experimental, untested procedure that might allow him to regain all mobility.  Essentially, they would clone his spine, extract the original and replace it with the new one.  Russell has been experimenting with a genitronic replicator that can grow replacement organs, but Crusher doesn't think her research, or their knowledge of Klingon neurology, is far enough along to risk his life in the dangerous operation.

Not exactly genitronic replication, but still...  Hey, TOS-era communicators inspired cellular flip phones!

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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