Originally Posted by Zardoz
It could work if the ROmulan is NOT seen by contemporary Starfleeters.
Why would that stop them?
Originally Posted by Livingston
Definitely, there may be a whole side to the story that shows the build up to the reemergence of the Romulans in Balance of Terror, years later, but as you said, it'd have to be shown by non-starfleet or those who wouldn't or couldn't record the events.
According to many people on the forum it's okay to rewrite things like that as long as it happened before and it's a time travel aspect. They believe there doesn;t need to be a strict letter of canon....
have the whole ship see the romulans just as long as we can speculate that not all of Star Fleet knows about it.
Pardon, but I really think that is some of the worse storing editing and writing I've ever come across.