You know I just had a thought. Why did the Klingons become the Federations best friends? I don't get that at all. If Gene, god rest his soul, wanted a TOS enemy to turn into a good guy one would think that the Romulans would have been that faction since there did appear to be a noble element to them. Clearly there was a mutual respect and the war between them centuries old. All the concepts that are placed on the TNG Klingons could just as easy been placed on the Romulans, who are no allies to the Federation and the evil manipulative empire would remain Klingon?