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Old May 15 2013, 10:17 PM   #16
Silvercrest
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Re: The Romulans as "Space Romans"

The Overlord wrote: View Post
The Romulans have been called "Space Romans" in the past, but how accurate is that?
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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.
It's not an explanation, it's a tag line. Who actually calls them that and expects it to convey technical accuracy?

Anyway, "Space Romans" is about as accurate as anything can be if you're limited to two words or less. You could just as easily tag Klingons as "Space Barbarians", Kirk's crew as "Space Cowboys", or Neelix as a "Space Hedgehog". But those are summations, not explanations.
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