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Old March 8 2013, 08:47 PM   #32
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Re: Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus

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Wheras I say it's more than plausible that, after 200+ years of Romulan/Federation hostility, Nero would conclude that Spock deliberately waited until after Romulus was destroyed to stop the supernova.
What does that have to do with Earth?
Because Earth is the captial of the Federation. And believing the Federation deliberately allowed Romulus to be destroyed, of course he'd want to strike against it.
And weren't the Romulans depicted as a society that lives off of conflict? After all, the whole entire point of Balance of Terror was to spark another war between the Federation and the Romulans.

Commander: No need to tell you what happens when we reach home with proof of the Earthmen's weakness. And we will have proof. The Earth commander will follow. He must. When he attacks, we will destroy him. Our gift to the homeland, another war.
So Nero's idea of Romulus being free of the Federation is actually counter productive.
IIRC, the Romulan Commander did not want war, he was just following the orders of the Praetor. Nero was out for personal vengeance after his wife, unborn child and entire world was obliterated. Different people, different circumstances.
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