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Old 11-21-2008, 07:31 AM
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One main reason for making a Romulan the antagonist is to bridge back from the post-Unification era of TREK to the pre-TOS era. Klingons had been members of Starfleet since the TNG years, and thus were no longer functional anti-Federation villains in the 24th.
Only one Klingon was a member of Starfleet.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:10 AM
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Commander Denatra is the one who physically assassinated the Romulan High Council at the behest of Shinzon, then later in the movie, for seemingly NO REASON WHATSOEVER, she decides to have a conscience about the destruction of Earth and decides to help the Federation and turn on Shinzon.
Just to clarify: Denatra did NOT kill the high council. That was done by Senator Tal'Aura (or something like that). Sorry I had to nit-pick that one!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:45 AM
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I think we should be aware of little men bearing drinks that look like watered down grapefruit juice. They are the real threat to the Federation. What is in that drink called "tranya" anyway?
As for his evil looking puppet? I think Jeff Dunham should take the reins on that character...Hey Kirk! Wanna come over to my ship? That's good tha-good, tha-goo,that's gooood...ha ha haaaa! honnnnk!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:53 AM
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Just to clarify: Denatra did NOT kill the high council. That was done by Senator Tal'Aura (or something like that). Sorry I had to nit-pick that one!
I could've sworn....anyway thanks for the correction.

I wouldn't have made the mistake if I cared about the movie more.

Sadly I was given no reason to care for it at all.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:12 AM
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Klingon rather than Romulan?

I know the Romulan bit will probably work better with Nero trying to destroy Vulcan, because of the shared history of the 2 races.

I don't know about you, and I know they are now at truce with the feds, but when ever someone used to say ST to me the first thought into my head was Kirk and the E, the second was Klingons.

Would Klingons have been a better bad guy for this film? Or would that have been too obvious and put the non-trek fans off as it would be more E vs K?

no i dont agree,klingons have been done to death
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:50 AM
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Can't we see how a Romulan villain pans out before replacing him already!!!
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Only one Klingon was a member of Starfleet.
Indeed, thanks for the correction, NCC.

But were the rest sworn enemies of Starfleet and the Federation? No, they lived under an agreed upon Treaty of Alliance, well established in the TNG era.

Yes, there was a brief undoing and manipulation of this truce by the Cardassians, but it was rejoined a year later.

Hence the Klingons really wouldn't serve well as enemy villains in the new film.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:12 PM
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If anything the Klingons will be the victims in Star Trek XI.

We have footage of Nero beating the crap out of some Klingon Guards and Nero's ship destroy's 47 Klingon vessels single-handedly.

It's actually kinda weird seeing Klingons so...helpless.

It's going to be interesting to see them as something other than just proud warriors.
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