Standard Orbit 256: We Forgot Nimbus III
Romulans and Klingons.
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the the two primary antagonists of The Original Series: the Romulans and the Klingons. One is an honorable foe with a cloaking device and a code of duty, the other is a ruthless adversary who often works behind the scenes to undermine the Federation by proxy. Which is which you ask? That depends on the era of Star Trek you're watching!
The Romulans and Klingons have shared and swapped many cultural traits over the years, sometimes in-universe like ship designs, other times by merely the executive decision of writers. We talk this back and forth as well as the roles each species played on TOS and beyond, and some what ifs had they been utilized differently in the movie era.
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Romulan and Klingon Debuts (00:02:15)
Episode Rundown (00:07:35)
Differences, Switching Species (00:15:30)
Movie What Ifs (00:35:56)
Romulans 2009 and Klingons Into Darkness (00:45:38)
Final Thoughts (00:52:22)
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)