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Old July 17 2013, 12:05 AM   #69
Robert Comsol
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Re: Did Ron Moore get the Klingons / Romulans the wrong way round in T

Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
Moore got everything right.
Yes, like the screenplay writer of TWOK:

Captain's log, stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, Section fourteen, coordinates twenty-two eighty-seven four. Approaching Neutral Zone, all systems normal and functioning.

[Apparently in the Romulans' neighborhood according to "The Deadly Years"]

KOBAYASHI MARU VOICE: Imperative! This is the Kobayashi Maru, ...nineteen periods out of Altair Six. We have struck a gravitic mine and have lost all power. ...Our hull is penetrated and we have sustained many casualties.

[Wait a minute, according to "Amok Time" Altair Six was in an area associated with the Klingons]

KOBAYASHI MARU VOICE: Enterprise, our position is Gamma Hydra, Section Ten.
SAAVIK: In the Neutral Zone.

[No, we're still good with the Romulans]

COMPUTER VOICE: Alert! Sensors indicate three Klingon Cruisers, bearing three one six, mark four, closing fast.
SAAVIK: Visual! ...Battle stations! Activate shields!
SULU: Shields activated!

[No, we're still good. Obviously Klingon Cruisers operated by the Romulans as in "The Enterprise Incident"]

SAAVIK: Inform the Klingons we are on a rescue mission.
UHURA: They're jamming all the frequencies, Captain.
COMPUTER VOICE: Klingons on attack course and closing.
SAAVIK: We're in over our heads. Mister Sulu, get us out of here.
SULU: I'll try, Captain.
COMPUTER VOICE: Alert! Klingon torpedoes activated.

SAAVIK: Any suggestions, Admiral?
KIRK: Prayer, Mister Saavik. The Klingons don't take prisoners. Lights!

[But Klingons take hostages to barter??? ]

From TSFS:


"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth" Jean-Luc Picard
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein
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