in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race
No human, Romulan, or ally has ever seen the other. Earth believes the Romulans to be warlike, cruel, treacherous, and only the Romulans know what they think of Earth. The treaty, set by sub-space radio, established this Neutral Zone, entry into which by either side, would constitute an act of war.
Balance of Terror (Star Trek episode) (transcription)
The Romulans are members of the Romulan Star Empire, which is located on the outskirts of the galaxy… The Romulans are an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, but lost contact with the Vulcans in the distant past.
in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. ix. 256
We might be able to find out how the Romulans' new cloaking device works. The Federation must have that information.
The Enterprise Incident in Star Trek 4 98
A battle won without honor is a worthless victory. You knew this once—when we defeated the Romulans at Adhara.
Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor xii. 217
2001 Dreamwatch Oct. 12/2
Brent Spiner’s robotic science officer Data discovers a new child-like android brother, B-9 [Benign], in a tale involving cloning and Romulan trickery.
Research HistoryWe would like a printed example (including a copy of a script) from before 1968.
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