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Klingon Pop Warrior

jenbom (2014)
Klingon Pop Warrior is a project by Jen Usellis-Mackay, who sings terran songs in Klingon. Her Klingon name is jenbom tai-toQqul (1).


Jen was not a Star Trek fan until she got cast in A Klingon Christmas Carol in 2010. (2)

In 2013, Jen was brought in on a recommendation to sing HIchop (Kiss me) for the Improvised Star Trek podcast and a music video for YouTube was later made to go with it (3). The music video went viral(4) (5) and its popularity sparked the idea for the 2014 Klingon Pop Warrior music project. After a kickstarter campaign where 137 supporters contributed $2,756.00, she produced an entire album (6). It was released 10 November 2014. The songs are available on Amazon(7), iTunes, GooglePlay(8) and CDBaby (9).

During the 22nd qep'a' in July 2015, jenbom performed che'ron 'oH parmaq'e'. (10) During the 23rd qep'a' in July 2016, jenbom performed SoS (based on Mother by Danzig, translated by jenbom and 'arHa) accompanied by HoD Qanqor. (11)

The song yIbuSQo' has been recognized by Disney as the 47th translation of Let It Go!, and the lyrics have been requested for their archive (12)


"Warrior Woman"

Cover of the album
© Jen Usellis
Released in 2014.

Title Klingon Title Length Translator
1. Baby, One More Time bangwI’, wa’logh HIqIpqa’ 2:45 Chris Lipscombe
2. Kiss Me HIchop 2:14 Robyn Stewart, Chris Lipscombe, Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Jeremy Cowan
3. My Heart Will Go On taH tIqwIj 4:08 Melanie Roney
4. Let It Go yIbuSQo' 4:26 Felix Malmenbeck
5. Bad Romance parmaq qab 4:28 Tracy Canfield
6. Love Is a Battlefield che'ron 'oH parmaq'e' 3:57 Chris Lipscombe

Second EP on Kickstarter

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The second EP was released in April 2017.

On October 25, 2016 a second project has been created on Kickstarter: The Pop Warrior Returns with Fierce Warrior Songs! (13)

Currently planned songs:
  • Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It" - To get you pumped for the upcoming battles and fights! Translated by Melanie Roney.
  • Ke$ha - "Die Young" - Staying true to the pop music roots of the initial project. What could be more Klingon than singing "Let's make the most of the night cuz we're gonna die young!" Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam, afterall! Translated by Melanie Roney
  • Danzig - "Mother" - A rockin' tune for the SoSpu' & vavpu' out there trying to get their kids through this crazy, messed up world. Translated by John Harness & Jen
  • Wizard of Oz - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - Updated translation with a super new word to the Klingon dictionary by Marc Okrand, Har'ey (rainbow). A ballad to soothe your warrior soul. Translated by Chris Lipscombe.
  • Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'" - Every good warrior deserves an epic rock tune. Translated by Maevis Peterson.

One of the stretch-goals is a music video. Live recordings of Somewhere over the rainbow and Mother can be seen on the kickstarter page, as well as her Youtube-channel.

See also


1 : Jen Usellis, Klingon singer, retrieved 31 July 2015

2 : Video documentary on Daily Vice, published 3 December 2017

3 : HIchop! - Klingon Kiss Me on Youtube, published 23 April 2013, with 161.000 views on August 2015

4 : Sixpence None The Richer’s ‘Kiss Me’ Sounds Even Better In Klingon on, 17 Oct 2014

5 : This Is A Woman Singing Sixpence None The Richer’s "Kiss Me" In Klingon, BuzzFeed, by Ryan Broderick, 24 April 2013

6 : Klingon Pop Warrior Music Project on, retrieved 31 July 2015

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8 : GooglePlay Store

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10 : Klingon Pop Warrior: che'ron 'oH parmaq'e' on YouTube, uploaded by Chris Lipscombe on 29 July 2015

11 : Klingon Pop Warrior: SoS on YouTube, uploaded by Chris Lipscombe on 27 July 2016

12 : Facebook posting with screenshot of the Disney letter

13 : second Kickstarter campaign

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Category: Appearance    Latest edit: 11 Jan 2020, by MelanieRoney    Created: 31 Jul 2015 by KlingonTeacher
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