Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by erotavlas, Jul 9, 2022.
I think the answer is "42."
It was an accident.
Romulans were big into radio. They negotiated entire treaties over the radio.
As well as several dramas.
And comedy. "F'Bber M'Gee and M'Lly" was very popular.
The Continuum probably fixed it after locking that particular "Q" away.
What I don't get is why the rebooted series really love them.
I always thought that gag should have been reversed. They are actually called Romaluns but humans keep saying Romulan, and it sticks.
Romulans deserve more love. They've never gotten enough.
Now, they've become the new Klingons, where they were everywhere in TNG and DS9.
Maybe this is different, but if I remember Insurrection correctly, didn't the Ba'ku just completely lose track of their own children? So it doesn't seem that far fetched that the Vulcans lost track of the Romulans after ten generations.
Exactly. Spock had no idea the name Romulan had anything to do with vulcans at that point. In bot Spock realized upon seeing the Romulans that they were related to Vulcans.
you mean the ancient humanoids who seeded and directed life to generate humanoid forms?
though in the vulcanoids it could be that they are descendants of an older species. Spock speculates such after encountering Sargon, saying that the claims Sargon was making about his people having settled across most of the local stellar area in ancient times would explain elements of vulcan pre-history.
though my own suspicion is that some proto-vulcans like the Mintakans were descendants of the exiles that would become the romulans, the way that the Debrune were claimed to be the ancestors of the romulans. either one of their colony ships crashed and the survivors regressed, or the exile's fleet stopped for awhile for repairs and resupply and some of the people decided to stay.
Well the problem is the Chase is horrifically bad science made up to justify a television convenience.
So, you're say it's Star Trek?
Nope. It was a silly idea that didn't answer half as many questions as it raised.
Romulans are "everywhere" now and the new shows "really love them"? How so? Granted, Romulans are prominent on Picard, but otherwise, they've been featured in two episodes of Disco, and one episode each of Lower Decks and SNW and Warbirds are featured in the opening credits of Lower Decks. I'm not sure how that counts as "everywhere" or that the current shows are "in love with them."
I really wish the whole "Romulan" thing is done away with at some point and "Rihansu" comes into effect. Just a pet peeve I guess.
Go back to TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT and count how often they appeared. They're a whole lot more front and center than in the past.
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