Star Trek Just Gave The Klingons Transformer Powers

By Josh Tyler | Published

Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser

The Klingons returned and were restored to their proper form in the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t at least one upgrade to their equipment.

The episode featured a Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser, and when it bore down on the Enterprise, it had a surprise for them: Gigantic disrupter canons that popped out of the nacelles. Take a look…

D7 Nacelle Before Transformation
D7 Nacelle Transforms Into A Gun
Klingons ready to fire

It makes sense. The nacelles on a classic D7 have always been unusually wide. If half of each nacelle is actually a gun, not a nacelle, that would explain it.

Here’s a classic D7 Battle Cruise for comparison…

Klingon D7
D7 from the original Star Trek series

This is also in keeping with the general Klingon design philosophy. The Klingon Bird of Prey has wing-tip mounted disrupters too.

Klingon ship
Wingtip disrupters on a Klingon Bird of Prey