Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum

Lists
Big
bangs
Borg
species

Cast

Directors
I'm a
doctor not a
Food and
Drink

Holoprogs

Illnesses
Little
bangs

Moments

Morals

Nebulae

Planets

Quotes

Regulations
Rules of
aquisition
Science and
technology

Species
Ship
Classes
Ship
Names

Stations
Station
Names
Stunt
performers

Wars

Weapons

Writers

YATIs
NotesImages
Planets List

Romulus

Notes

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Romulus1

Located in Sector Z-6, Romulus is the capital world of the Romulan Empire and home planet of the Romulan species.1 Romulus was colonised some time after the rise of Surak's philosophy of non-emotionalism on Vulcan in the year 370. Those Vulcans who refused to accept this transition left the planet, founding various settlements on different planets u as they travelled. One group eventually settled on Romulus and founded a new civilisation there.2 The Romulan civilisation has generally been an aggressive one, and in the 22nd century they fought a war with Earth forces. The war eventually ended with the creation of a neutral zone between the two, a volume of space which both sides were forbidden to send any military forces into.1 Over the years some transgressions did occur, but very few Federation personnel had ever actually penetrated to Romulus itself even by the 24th century.3

Admiral Jarok considered Romulus to be more beautiful than any of the hundred plus worlds he had visited in his military career. He was particularly impressed by the the firefalls of Gath Gal'thong, the Apnex Sea, and the valley of Chula.4

In 2368 Federation intelligence located Ambassador Spock on Romulus5, prompting a covert mission by Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data to the planet. Spock had been working on his own initiative to try and work towards the reunification of the Romulan and Vulcan people. Although Data and Picard did help Spock avert a crisis involving a Romulan attempt to invade Vulcan itself, Spock chose to remain behind on Romulus in order to continue working towards a peaceful reunification.6

The planet Remus was located in the same system as Romulus. In 2379 Shinzon murdered the entire Romulan Senate with Thalaron Radiation and requested talks with the Federation. Captain Jean Luc Picard took the Enterprise-E to Romulus itself, the first time a Federation Starship had penetrated the system. The invitation proved to be a trap, but the Enterprise was able to escape.7

Spock did make some progress in his efforts to deepen relations between Romulus and the Federation and in 2387, when the planet was threatened by an exploding star, the Romulans approached him to request Federation assistance. Spock personally piloted the vessel that would attempt to neutralise the exploding star with an injection of red matter, but he was too late. Romulus was destroyed with the loss of the entire population.8


Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 1 Balance of Terror
2 TNG 7 Gambit, Part 2
3 Generic canonical information
4 TNG 3 The Defector
5 TNG 5 Unification, Part 1
6 TNG 5 Unification, Part 2
7 Star Trek : Nemesis
8 Star Trek XI
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode : Balance of Terror
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 2)
Episode : Gambit, Part 2
Source : Generic canonical information
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Defector
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Unification, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Unification, Part 2
Film: Star Trek : Nemesis
Film: Star Trek XI


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 3,049 Last updated : 1 Jan 1970