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Old June 18 2013, 07:59 PM   #27
Captain Clark Terrell
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Re: Did Ron Moore get the Klingons / Romulans the wrong way round in T

Christopher wrote: View Post
I always figured it was because casual viewers would be confused that the villains looked like Spock.
Never heard that before, but it's an interesting point. Here's what Wikipedia says about it:

Originally, the Romulans were the villains, but Nimoy preferred the more "theatrical" Klingons, feeling that their pursuit of Genesis was analogous to the Soviet race for nuclear weaponry. Bennett took the opportunity to flesh out the alien race, whom he felt were ill-defined in the television series. The name of the antagonists' ship, the Bird of Prey, remained unchanged. Early script drafts mention that Kruge stole his ship from the Romulans, but this idea was cut.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again
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