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Old 04-02-2016, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by terentii View Post
I believe the Klingons were created by Gene Coon, late in the first season. They first appeared in "Errand of Mercy."
According to David Gerrold, the makeup used for the Klingons was inconsistent the second time they appeared (in "The Trouble with Tribbles"). Ruth Berman explained this in one of her short stories by saying they obviously belonged to different races of the same species, which is entirely logical.

The cranial ridges used in and after TNG could likewise have easily been explained by the Empire being made up of many different species, all of whom are considered Klingons.