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Old February 9 2012, 03:49 AM   #23
The Overlord
Re: Why was there never a major Romulan character in a Star Trek TV sh

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
I'd like to see someone finally dig down into the Romulans ...
Maybe Temis, there is a place in Star Trek for a mysterious enemy, who are largely a unknown quantity.

One of the complains you hear here concerning the Borg, is that we came to know them too well. They lost part of their scary factor.

If we learn too much about the Romulans, what will they lose?

The Cardassians were further developed in DS9 and that was seen as a good thing.

The thing is the Borg were supposed to be scary bogey men, where knowing less about them would make them scarier. The Romulans are not nearly as scary as the Borg were when they started out, so making them more unknown doesn't make more scary like with the Borg, so perhaps developing them more is the way to go. The Romulans don't work as bogeymen the way the Borg do.
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