Originally Posted by chator
Of course, since this is a re-imagining of the Star trek universe in a different timeline, why wouldn't he look different? Don't the Klingons and Romulans look very different from their traditional Tv and movie appearances?
Timeline changes after 1996 would make no difference
The Romulans can shave their heads and tattoo their faces and still remain plausible, since their features are basically unchanged. Shave and tattoo a TOS Romulan and you get the same result. We haven't seen Klingons without helmets
Actually, how would they explain the eugenics wars happening in 1996 to newcomers?! XD