Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!
The author didn't do a TOS in-depth research homework: "applying Romulan design principals to one of our own starships."
Hansen: "Starship design. Warn Earth...espionage, stolen our designs...traitors..."
Great model, though.
It's interesting that in the unedited version of the episode Hansen knew about the latest Starship design series. But then again, serving on one of these outposts could be a temporary thing only.
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! Jean-Luc Picard