The Enterprise answers a distress call from Federation Outpost #4, a monitoring station on the Federation side of the neutral zone with the Romulan Empire. The outposts were established over a century ago and no one has actually seen a Romulan. The Romulan vessel seems to have some type of high energy explosive device as well as a cloaking device to make the ship invisible. When it appears that Romulans bear a strong resemblance to Vulcans, Kirk must deal with a rebellious crew member. He must also engage in a dangerous cat and mouse game with a very intelligent Romulan commander.
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The Romulan Empire is noticeably modelled after the Roman Empire. The terms Centurion and Praetor are borrowed from Ancient Rome. The only named Romulan in this story introduced himself as Decius, which is a Latin name used in Ancient Rome. Despite the heavy Roman theme, he is the only Romulan character throughout the entire run of the original franchise (1966-2002) to have a Latin or Roman name. This would not happen again until Star Trek (2009) with the Romulan character Nero. See more
Phasers emit two straight beams. But when Kirk orders phasers to fired, three missiles are launched and explode, which indicates they are photon torpedoes. See more
We enter the Neutral Zone in one minute, Captain.
Do we violate the treaty, Captain?
They did, Doctor.
Once inside, they can claim we did. A set-up. They want war, we furnish the provocation.
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References Run Silent Run Deep
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