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We never got an adequate rationale for why the Tal Shiar would side with the people who blew up Romulus.

So here's the nutty thought:

Romulus didn't blow up. The Iconians relocated the whole planet somewhere safe and swapped in a proxy. This covers the Tal Shiar's loyalty.

Added insanity:

Nero's wife delivered his son to term and Nero's son is a prominent figure on the intact, relocated Romulus.
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03-01-2013, 03:24 PM
That popping sound you heard was my head exploding.

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03-01-2013, 03:25 PM
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We never got an adequate rationale for why the Tal Shiar would side with the people who blew up Romulus.

So here's the nutty thought:

Romulus didn't blow up. The Iconians relocated the whole planet somewhere safe and swapped in a proxy. This covers the Tal Shiar's loyalty.

Added insanity:

Nero's wife delivered his son to term and Nero's son is a prominent figure on the intact, relocated Romulus.
The Iconians did seem awfully interested in taking Sela back through that gate, and they did have Hakeev giving them a lot of info...

Plus there was that whole 'Taris' mission where our Romulan-in-question was unflinching loyal to her 'masters'... which for a Romulan, is completely and utterly weird.

So maybe something is up for all we know Definitely an interesting thought, even if the 'added insanity' is lol
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03-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Add in some Tholian time travel to maybe even prevent the destruction of Romulus and you've got a world of possibles.

The thing is would CBS let Cryptic undo the idea that Romulus was blown to bits? I doubt it because it plays a big part of JJ Trek.
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03-01-2013, 03:35 PM
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Add in some Tholian time travel to maybe even prevent the destruction of Romulus and you've got a world of possibles.

The thing is would CBS let Cryptic undo the idea that Romulus was blown to bits? I doubt it because it plays a big part of JJ Trek.
Actually, that's kinda it: they replaced Romulus with a proxy, and that got blown up, and everyone believed it was the real deal. Thus, JJ Trek happens, and the timeline happens.

But the actual explosion story happens here in the Prime Universe, in STO, so it can be followed up on. The explosion happened, everything happened, but we learn why/how and so on... no actual undoing involved, except for the perceptions of what happened.

Too late for Nero though Still be interesting though
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03-01-2013, 03:38 PM
I hope not. That just reads like a giant cop-out.
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03-01-2013, 03:46 PM
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I hope not. That just reads like a giant cop-out.
How so?

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Anything that undoes JJ's crap is fine by me.

Bring back Romulus!
Umm, unless there's actual time travel involved for our side, STO expanding on this theory simply means we'll understand more about how/why it happened, and getting a better look at the Iconian-Romulan 'relationship'.

So really, JJ Trek continues as normal, completely unaffected.
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03-01-2013, 03:46 PM
I didn't really pay attention to all the details, but I'm thinking something along the lines of:
* Iconians took Sela to either use her as a commander, or allow them to insert their own commander into the Romulan remnants.
* Either way the idea is to use the remaining Romulan fleet as a marauding force to spread instability across the quadrant.

Alternatively, the now homeless Romulan fleet is still going to cause some brand of trouble, after having been unified... somehow.

Curious of any of the details I missed eliminate or corroborate these ideas.

Ultimately, I'd rather see the OPs wish come true, but highly doubt CBS would let JJ Trek take that hit.
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03-01-2013, 03:48 PM
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I didn't really pay attention to all the details, but I'm thinking something along the lines of:
* Iconians took Sela to either use her as a commander, or allow them to insert their own commander into the Romulan remnants.
* Either way the idea is to use the remaining Romulan fleet as a marauding force to spread instability across the quadrant.

Alternatively, the now homeless Romulan fleet is still going to cause some brand of trouble, after having been unified... somehow.

Curious of any of the details I missed eliminate or corroborate these ideas.

Ultimately, I'd rather see the OPs wish come true, but highly doubt CBS would let JJ Trek take that hit.
As far as JJ Trek 'taking the hit', as I posted earlier, unless there's time travel involved on our side to prevent Romulus from blowing up, they shouldn't be affected at all
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# 10
03-01-2013, 03:36 PM
Ok, this whole concept thought is just to wierd to consider.. You realize of course that if this is true that

*sound of breaching charge, weapons fire, and then silence*

*a Romulan wearing a security uniform appears on the screen, frowns briefly just before the screen goes dark*
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