The Overlord wrote:
Nerys Myk wrote:
One probably shouldn't take the idea of the Romulans being "Space Romans" too literally
It seems like too easy an explanation for their society and doesn't take into account the long and confusing history of Roman Society.
Whats confusing about Roman Society? Any society that last for centuries is going to evolve and change.
While the creators of Star Trek borrowed from the Romans in naming the Romulans as a species and individuals, the actual source for Balance of Terror
was a WWII submarine film. And the isolation of Romulans is more reminiscent of Japan and China at various points in history.