“Since the Klingons were the enemy, I had to design a ship that would be instantly recognizable as an enemy ship, especially for a flash cut. There had to be no way it could be mistaken for our guys. It had to look threatening, even vicious. So I modelled it on a manta ray, both shape and color and that’s why it looks as it does in the original series.” — Matt Jefferies on designing the Klingon ships [source]
2,997 people died. 411 people risked their lives to save others. At least 200 people jumped and fell to their deaths. 2 beautiful buildings destroyed. 246 people got on an airplane and never got to see home again. 2,997 innocent people left their homes one day and never got to see their families again.