Monarchy within the Federation.

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Cmdr.Druss, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    ..Or that one was sent in his (?) name, at any rate.

    But why are we speaking of an "Andorian Empire" in the first place? No such thing has ever been mentioned in dialogue. And the existence of an "Imperial" Guard hardly need reflect the current state of governmental affairs in the realm, as militaries tend to be bastions of obscure tradition. And the one computer graphic featuring the name is a human one, quite possibly based on fundamental misconceptions rather than any sort of understanding of what Andor or Andoria (or Vulcan or Vulcania) is all about.

    Timo Saloniemi
  2. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    It is an extrapolation based on an isolated piece of information true, but this is common in examination of Star Trek. The Andorian military force were call the Imperial Guard on multiple occasions, so it is an indication that the Andorian people do live in an Interstellar Empire, and are the subjects of an Emperor/Empress.

    Or as you pointed out, the Imperial Guard might simply be a hold over term, from an earlier age. The Andorian nation's formal title has never been used on screen, what information we do have leans more towards Empire, than away from it.