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Old June 18 2013, 04:16 PM   #16
Timo
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Re: Did Ron Moore get the Klingons / Romulans the wrong way round in T

Backstabbing in what way, exactly?
The Romulans aboard the "BoT" warship seemed to consider each other worse enemies than the Federation... The Commander had to demote one of his officers in rank for maverick action, and was warned thereafter that this would come back to bite him because the officer had powerful friends; this speaks of a fundamentally corrupt society where legal rights mean nothing and behind-the-scenes power is everything.

their Commander was an honorable man who genuinely cared for his crew
He was duty-bound, but that's about the extent of it. If we count all sorts of thieves' honor, everybody is honorable - but in terms of the usual human western honor rules, the Commander just schemed, played dirty tricks, and did what he was told; his concern for his crew amounted to him blowing them all up in the end.

I blame this on poor writing and a lack of effort put into developing Romulan characters.
Agreed on that - but I don't object to portraying the Romulans as an oppressive, unimaginative, totalitarian society where standing out is a capital crime...

Timo Saloniemi
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