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Lucifer is a TV series from the US, which is broadcasted since the 25th of january in 2016 by Fox, and is based on the comics of the same name, written by Mike Carey. In the german-speaking countries it was published via stream on Amazon Video.

In season 2 episode 9 "Homewrecker" a Klingon sentence was used: ta' vonlu'. (1)

In the episode the sentence is explained like the following:
It's Klingon for "The King is trapped." In Star Trek, they play three-dimensional chess.


At the 1st of octobre in 2016 Chris Lipscombe got an e-mail from a staff-member of the TV series with a request for help for this line. Their first approach was vangbe' ta' ("The emperor doesn't take action anymore").(2) Besides some reasonable suggestions like rIntaH Done and Qapla'* the members agreed quickly on an expression with the verb von trap: ta' vonlu' "The King is captured".

See also


1 : scene of the episode on YouTube, published 22nd november 2016

2 : Message of Chris Lipscombe from the 1st of October in 2016 in the Facebook Group tlhIngan Hol jatlhwI'pu'


Category: Appearance    Latest edit: 03 Mar 2017, by DirkSchlSser    Created: 03 Mar 2017 by DirkSchlSser

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