A Most Disturbing Dream

A few days ago I picked up Kenneth Branagh’s version of Much Ado About Nothing on DVD at Target for under ten dollars. I haven’t watched it–been too busy to do so–so I’ve added it to my “to be watched” pile. Before I went to bed, I took the Klingon Language Institute‘s translation of the play off the bookshelf and flipped through it, read the introduction. And then drifted off to sleep.

Only to wake up several hours later, thanks to a most disturbing dream.

In my dream, Branagh made yet another Shakespearean film. Only this time, he staged it “in the original Klingon,” to use the phrase from Star Trek VI.

The play adapted? The Merry Wives of Windsor. With Stephen Fry as Falstaff.

If you can picture Fry’s General Melchett from Blackadder Goes Forth in full Klingon costume and make-up, you can probably imagine the fright this dream caused.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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