Copyright Paramount – Romulan Senate Star Trek Nemesis 2002
19. The Romulan Senate
What possible impact could the deaths of a foreign government with no ties to the Federation have on the series?
Sure it led to the events of Star Trek: Nemesis when a human clone who stood for the Reman people took control of Romulus with a bomb placed in the Romulan Senate, but does that make it impactful to the series?
The truth is the death of the Senate not only lead to the events of Nemesis and to another impactful death on this list (more on that later), but it also may have led to the entire Kelvin Timeline.
Over the course of the 24th century the Romulan Senate had slowly undergone a shift, in many ways brought on by the diplomatic tactics of Ambassador Spock who had worked for many years on the idea of re-unification between the Romulan and Vulcan people. With the deaths of Spock’s allies in the senate it no doubt slowed the progress of improved relations, had it not perhaps Spock would have been in a better position to save Romulus from the supernova that would ultimately lead to the creation of the Kelvin Timeline.
Thats right, to those of you who don’t enjoy Nemesis or the Kelvin movies you can now blame one on the other.