is a fictional character from the Star Trek fictional universe
who was portrayed by Christopher Plummer
in The Undiscovered Country
Chang is Chancellor Gorkon
's chief of staff
, and subsequently serves Chancellor Azetbur
. He is an avid fan of William Shakespeare
, whom he frequently quotes. He is almost completely bald, a trait not seen among Klingons prior to Star Trek VI'
s release. The Chang makeup originally included a wig appliance. However, Christopher Plummer felt removing the wig made the character more distinct; he also asked that Chang's Klingon makeup be made less severe. His costume is also unique in that an apparent eye injury is disguised with a metal eyepatch
which is attached directly to his skull by bolts bearing the Klingon emblem; later depictions of Klingons with eye injuries, such as Deep Space Nine
, had them flaunting their mutilations as battle scars.
Chang is aboard the chancellor's ship, Kronos One
, when it enters Federation
space to travel to Earth, and he is part of the dinner party aboard its escort, the USS Enterprise-A
. The general is behind the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon
, made possible by the use of an experimental bird of prey
that can fire while cloaked
to disable Kronos One
<nowiki>'</nowiki>s gravitational field and carried out by two Starfleet
officers who subsequently board the chancellor's ship. The Enterprise'
s commanding officer, Captain James T. Kirk
, surrenders rather than foment... Read More