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Old 05-20-2008, 09:52 PM
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Do you mean the fact that TNG has repeatedly and blantantly disregarded their own canon once they went to the big screen?

I'm guessing you do.

I tell ya...when Next Gen goes to the movies, canon goes out the window....
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I just assumed that the ridges depicted on 24th century Romulans were part of the same phenomenon as ridges on Klingons...the woah we have a bigger budget and better effects phenomenon....If this new movie is going to have ridgeless romulans because it wants to stay true to TOS that's great but they better have an explanation for the appearance or ridges in that case..or an explanation for the disappearance of them, whichever the case may be. I hope its not as contrived as the explanation for the Klingons
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Do you mean the fact that TNG has repeatedly and blantantly disregarded their own canon once they went to the big screen?

I'm guessing you do.

I tell ya...when Next Gen goes to the movies, canon goes out the window....
I do. Couldn't you read my sarcasm? LOL

And nice job with the cannon Gunny, LOL!

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I just assumed that the ridges depicted on 24th century Romulans were part of the same phenomenon as ridges on Klingons...the woah we have a bigger budget and better effects phenomenon....If this new movie is going to have ridgeless romulans because it wants to stay true to TOS that's great but they better have an explanation for the appearance or ridges in that case..or an explanation for the disappearance of them, whichever the case may be. I hope its not as contrived as the explanation for the Klingons
I think the explanation they gave for the Klingons was pretty good.

However, if they are going to show the Romulans like this (which is fine), then if there are Klingons in the movie, shouldn't they be shown without ridges as well?

Of course, if they don't present themselves as Romulans, rather they're disguised as another Vulcanoid species, then they would effectively dodge that canon-ball (bad pun..sigh).

Hmmm...just had a thought for the Nero thread!
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I do. Couldn't you read my sarcasm? LOL

And nice job with the cannon Gunny, LOL!



I think the explanation they gave for the Klingons was pretty good.

However, if they are going to show the Romulans like this (which is fine), then if there are Klingons in the movie, shouldn't they be shown without ridges as well?

Of course, if they don't present themselves as Romulans, rather they're disguised as another Vulcanoid species, then they would effectively dodge that canon-ball (bad pun..sigh).

Hmmm...just had a thought for the Nero thread!

I like your thoughts on this!

O, and btw, you've been Cannon'd!
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I didn't think the ridges for the Romulans did anything to help them as characters. In fact, it just make's Spock's "Reunification" thing seem less likely...after all, apparently there's been a lot of evolutionary changes between the two species.

The Klingon's definitely got more fierce looking with the ridges so I could see why it was done....but for the Romulans it just seemed like "we can do it so why not?" without any thought being given to the fact that they were related to Vulcans. (What? Next Gen ignore canon??? How could that be????)
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I didn't think the ridges for the Romulans did anything to help them as characters. In fact, it just make's Spock's "Reunification" thing seem less likely...after all, apparently there's been a lot of evolutionary changes between the two species.

The Klingon's definitely got more fierce looking with the ridges so I could see why it was done....but for the Romulans it just seemed like "we can do it so why not?" without any thought being given to the fact that they were related to Vulcans. (What? Next Gen ignore canon??? How could that be????)
Eliza-

It was part of TNG's thing in that first season to distance itself from TOS.

O BTW Eliza....you've been Cannon'd!
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