Dave0407 said:What if the Romulans are themselves synthetic creations of the Vulcans who have forgotten over time they are not an organic lifeform.
I don't see how that would really be plausible, would need a lot of retconning to make that work, even more than the current round of 'gritty' star trek has been doing.
I've seen a lot of speculation floating around that the Romulans created the Borg at some point, which is the big 'secret'. I suppose that's more plausible, but still seems a stretch to me. At this point in season 2 of Discovery it seemed like everybody was on the "Section-31 creates the Borg on accident with the Control A.I." train, complete with the 'resistance is futile' drop from the guy who got 'assimilated' by the nono-whatevers.
Maybe that wasn't the intention on Discovery (as the writers have claimed), but it got so much buzz that they decided to do a Borg origin for ST:Picard