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(Star Trek: Communicator issue 145, p. 24) Braga was happy that this portrayal of the Romulans seemed to come at an appropriate time, commenting, "I think it's cool that on Star Trek Nemesis you can see the Romulans of Picard's time, and at the same time you're seeing the early encounters with them on Enterprise; there's great synergy there." "We knew it wasn't allowed to use the Romulans as the 'bad guys,' so we found different way to use them," explained Bailey. (TOS: "Balance of Terror") However, while the military played an important role in Romulan society, it was the Romulan Senate that controlled the government. In an article from Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 11 (p. 20), Star Trek: The Original Series writing staffer John D.F. 15-16) A Writers Guild strike nixed this plan and the introduction of the Borg had to wait. If the Hobus system was a binary system, that means the Romulan Supernova was a Star Trek explosion so good, they decided to make it a double. (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, p. 34) D.C. Fontana reckoned that Schneider basing the aliens on the pre-existing Roman civilization was the cause for the writer receiving insufficient credit for creating the Romulans. Spock convinces his father the plot is a mistake, and prevents the detonation. Learn about Author Central. In many novels of the TOS-era, such as in Diane Duane's Rihannsuseries, the Romulans are synonymously called "Rihannsu." So it was an error of ignorance." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 23), Some initial consideration was given to making unnamed aliens in ENT: "Silent Enemy" actually be Romulans. Romulans in that series have included those with and without ridges, and a line about northern Romulans may have been intended to refer to these two groups. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle"; DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"), Romulans were known to be inter-fertile with Humans, Klingons, and Vulcans. Later in the series, Section 31 allies with the Romulans to start a war with the Klingons, in a successful ploy to regain the last piece of red matter. For both, he charged Desilu Productions US$748.80. The Romulan Star Empire formed after a group of Vulcans left the Vulcan homeworld and resettled on Romulus in the 3rd century.. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone"), During the 23rd century, Romulans practiced the death penalty on criminals by means both painful and unpleasant. During development of the 2009 film Star Trek, the writers of the movie's script, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, chose the Romulans as the villains because the film was a continuation of Spock's story from "Unification". The newly designed Romulan ship that appeared in "The Neutral Zone" was built as a miniature model by Greg Jein. Over the years, a number of incidents, including the Khitomer Massacre, led the Klingons to develop a deep-seated hatred for the Romulans, and the Romulans were arguably the species that Klingon society in general despises most of all. All stats are showing at their base level. Planets: Romulus and Remus (aka Romii). However, in the case of the Romulans, this was replaced with a controlled deviousness: as a species, the Romulans were generally thought of as duplicitous, a reputation reinforced by the actions of their government over time. The eagle emblem was inspired by a huge bird native to Romulus that clutched eggs in its talons. There is so much duplicity and mendacity and cleverness in the way the Romulans move through their world with very strategic chess moves. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"), Despite their common ancestry, there were also many subtle internal physiological differences between Vulcans and Romulans. 46 & 53), In Star Trek: Communicator issue 137 (p. 85), Rick Berman predicted, "I would […] not be surprised that, within the next six to twelve months, we will have our first run-in with Romulans [....] I […] think we will undoubtedly be running into Romulans at some point." (TNG: "Unification I"), Romulans had three names: one for outsiders, one for family, and a true name for the one they gave their hearts to. Powered by a Matter Anti-Matter Warp Core, these ships behave more like their Federation and Klingon Defense Force counterparts. The comic book Star Trek: Countdown and the video game Star Trek Online depict the lead up and the aftermath of Romulus' destruction, primarily caused by the Romulan Senate ignoring Spock's warnings about the supernova, which originated from the star of the Hobus system, and the Vulcan Science Council's refusal to lend them red matter. ("Balance of Terror" Starfleet Access, TOS Season 1 Blu-ray) Gene Roddenberry, interested in ancient Rome himself, approved of the initial depiction of the Romulan species. "We would very much like to do Romulans, but a) we don't know quite how yet, and b) since the new movie [Star Trek Nemesis] deals with Romulans, we want to give them some breathing room. The Romulans (/ˈrɒmjʊlənz, -jə-/) are an extraterrestrial race in the American science fiction franchise Star Trek. Ambassador Spock was deeply involved in this movement. They have appeared in most subsequent Star Trek releases, including The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Picard. Also, in the middle of Romulan space is a territory known as the Kelomar Protectorate. Stewart responded with another letter, which he sent on 7 July and which confirmed that "the Romulan question" was highly important to him. In the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Unification III", Ambassador Spock's dream of Vulcan/Romulan reunification has been achieved. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"), When Surak's reforms of embracing logical principles and rejecting emotion spread rapidly across Vulcan in the 4th century, a minority rejected Surak's ideals. "We presented their point of view very clearly and why they felt threatened by the Federation. 240-241), Following their introduction in the first season, the Romulans indirectly appeared in the second season installment "The Deadly Years", via recycled footage of the Romulan Bird-of-Prey, and were temporarily planned to appear themselves in the story that became Season 2's "A Piece of the Action". Webster continued about the Romulans, "We just made a list of the most interesting actors we could think of who could match up and hold their own in a scene with [Nero actor] Eric Bana." (PIC: "The Impossible Box"), In the 24th century, a dissident movement began to gain momentum, based on the desire to learn about Vulcan and their ideals. Big shoulder pads, the quilting, I just loathed it. Even after fighting the Earth-Romulan War, it wasn't until the 23rd century that Humans actually made visual contact with Romulans. ", "Star Trek Writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci", "FX artists create new aesthetic for 'Star Trek' franchise", "Creature Designer Neville Page Talks Star Trek", "What Did Diane Duane Think Of Star Trek: Nemesis? The Romulans have returned to their ancestral homeworld (since renamed Ni'Var) and reunified with their Vulcan cousins. "With the Romulans, I like the plotting, too, and the honor and the irony. The Romulan Republic was founded to create a more open society, but it is unclear exactly how dominant each ideology is. Sometimes you make a really tiny change with the prosthetic, or the glue, or where it's attached, and it can really make a difference to your ability to convey expression. 8. [19] J.J. Abrams said, "What was interesting to me was that it wasn't the Klingons. See search results for this author. Despite Schneider alone being given on-screen credit for the writing of that particular episode, citation for the creator of the Romulans became somewhat muddied as the years went by. They have also appeared in the Star Trek feature films Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Star Trek (2009). (Star Trek: The Original Series 365, p. 277) Applying a pair of the Romulan ear prosthetics during production on "The Enterprise Incident" typically took forty-five minutes. Writer Paul Schneider created the Romulans for the 1966 Star Trek episode "Balance of Terror". We’ve been talking about a complete overhaul of their look as well as their character. They have appeared in most subsequent Star Trek releases, including The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Picard. But we must. We'll see what happens." (DS9: "Broken Link") In 2371, Romulan and Cardassian agents in the Tal Shiar and the Obsidian Order cooperated in an attempted attack on the Dominion. [4] Later in the series, this ship type would be explicitly referred to as a "warbird". (Star Trek: The Next Generation 365, p. 036), The return of the Romulans in the first season TNG episode "The Neutral Zone" was originally discussed as the first of a multi-part story that would have united them with the Federation against the newly discovered Borg. The Romulan Star Empire (Romulan: Rihannsu Stelam'nneikha) is a major opponent of the United Federation of Planets in the Star Trek universe. The Romulans reveal that they have had colonies destroyed on their side of the border too, and the two species agree to share information on the issue in future. (DIS: "Unification III"). The conflict would have culminated in the Romulans destroying the Borg vessel but being completely annihilated themselves. In disgust, he retreated to his vineyard on Earth. [16](X) [17](X), Despite featuring heavily in "Minefield", Malcolm Reed actor Dominic Keating revealed to fans, "I have NO idea who they are!" The serpentine rhythms of the language we created for the Roman Empire in that movie were good practice for writing the august and treacherous Romulans." The extermination of the Romulan people would have left a mystery for Picard as to how they had managed to defeat the Borg ship before it had wiped them all out. Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, Star Trek: The Original Series Sketchbook, Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Continuing Mission, Star Trek: Voyager - A Vision of the Future, https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Romulan?oldid=2690466. (Star Trek Nemesis hardback ed., p. xx), The script for "Balance of Terror" originally implied, by describing the Romulan Bird-of-Prey as an Enterprise saucer section attached to a pair of warp nacelles, that the Romulans had somehow stolen starship components from the Federation. "I had a forehead prosthetic that they stuck to my head," reported Donatra actress Dina Meyer. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard would lead a fleet of rescue ships to Romulus in an attempt to evacuate as many Romulans as possible but the rescue ships were attacked and destroyed by a group of rogue synthetic life forms during their attack on Mars. (TAS: "The Practical Joker") With this frame of mind, Romulan parents disposed of any newborn carrying birth defects, as the alternative would mean a waste of resources. Their home star is Eisn, known to Humans as 128 Trianguli. Despite continuing in-fighting between the survivors, a new capital called Rihan is established on Rator III. In keeping with their xenophobic attitudes, the Romulans tend to conquer species rather than form alliances with them, and individual Romulans tend to treat other species with varying degrees of disdain. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 12, p. 21), Marc Alaimo in Romulan makeup and costuming, Marina Sirtis in Romulan makeup and costuming, For their appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, makeup artist Michael Westmore gave the Romulans V-shaped forehead ridges to "compete" with the Klingon redesign introduced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. [13](X), One possibility, considered at around the end of the first season, was whether John Logan would be able to write the script for the Romulans' appearance on Enterprise, which then began to be a likely option for the show's second season. However, the Narada and its crew were destroyed in the Battle of Earth by the crew of the Enterprise led by the James T. Kirk of the alternate reality. [3](X), One of the first concepts in the writing of Star Trek Nemesis was to centrally feature the Romulans. (DS9: "By Inferno's Light", "Strange Bedfellows"), The species that Romulans seem to dislike most, however, were Vulcans, and this feud goes back many centuries. The Romulan ranking system is similar, in many ways, to Starfleet ranking. He also noted about the exclusion of the Romulans, "I think that was a mistake." [7](X), Before the release of Nemesis, Rick Berman additionally remarked, "I'm sure you can expect a fresh, updated look for the Romulans [....] I think there will be some surprises as to what the Romulans will look like." They have also appeared in the Star Trek feature films Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Star Trek(2009). (Star Trek: Communicator issue 137, pp. And now there are Romulan fan clubs all over the place – in Michigan, and Bakersfield, California, to name just a few." They were described as "those who march beneath the Raptor's wings", a symbol later to be used in the Romulan Star Empire, and eventually departed Vulcan after losing a nuclear war called the Time of Awakening. (ENT: "Kir'Shara"; TNG: "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II"; Star Trek Nemesis), Romulans were aware of Humanity for some time before Earth knew of them. RELATED: Star Trek: 10 Smartest Alien Races, Ranked. 118, pp. [15](X) On several occasions, Braga also tried to give assurances that the continuity with the Romulans was "airtight." "It's all going to have to do with his time – he has three huge movies that he is working on now. Investigating, the Enterprise crew encounter a Romulan spaceship; it is stated that this is the first encounter between the two peoples for 53 years. (The Art of Star Trek, p. 92) The Romulan ridges also developed from efforts to make them look more menacing than how they had appeared before and physically differentiate them from Vulcans. The two powers once fought in a war that lasted a hundred years which was ignited due to a misunderstanding created by one of Q's self-destructive stunts. I think the technology of their ship, though, was too sophisticated for Romulans in this era, so that argued against making them Romulans too." The Romulan makeup designs from the same film incorporated tattoos that were made to look tribal. Duane's novels established that the exodus from Vulcan was led by S'task, a former disciple of Surak, a detail which Sherman and Schwartz followed. (TNG: "The Defector", "The Pegasus"), They were also well-known for fearing disgrace over death. "The morning make-up routine consisted of me going into hair and getting my head wrapped – they make your hair all pin-curled and they put your head in a wig cap, so all your hair is pulled off your face. Valdore, a Romulan male in 2154 Romulans had pointed ears, eyebrows that were arched and up-swept, and copper-based blood that appeared green when oxygenated in the arteries, or copper or rust-colored when deoxygenated in the veins. Oh, my." Romulan in 'Star Trek: Picard' onthuld. Likewise, they named their new homeworlds ch'Rihan ("of the Declared") and ch'Havran ("of the Travelers"); the names Romulus and Remus were pinned on their worlds by the Federation exploration vessel that first entered their star system – according to Duane, those Rihannsu who learned about the names used for them by the Federation were puzzled, more than anything else, by the myth from which the names originated (twin brothers being raised and suckled by a wolf). Star Trek (2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "Yeah, he would love to do that, and we would love to give him that chance," announced Rick Berman. 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