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Old May 11 2009, 12:55 PM   #43
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

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It fit perfectly.

He wasn't a military man. He wasn't on a military vessel. He had no military training. He was just a pissed-off miner who's had over twenty-five years to stew. To him it was more of a casual phone call than an attempt to open talks with an enemy vessel... and that's exactly how it came across.
YES, and more: As a Romulan, he might be significantly older than Pike or any other human he would come across, for that matter. And, as you mentioned, he had 25 years to sit and wait. I'm a bit concerned about what he was doing in that time (like, does it have anything to do with why the Klingons have "warbirds") but I'll bet a good part of it was spent researching the command crew of the NCC-1701 - maybe, although not necessarily for the validity of what I'm putting forward, even including holodeck time. He spoke to Pike like that because he felt like he knew him.
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