SACRAMENTO, CA (KXTV) - Who knew Sacramento was the final frontier? If
you're a Star Trek fan you'll recognize the Klingons and the Romulans as
alien races, but the names have a whole different meaning in south
It may not look like an interplanetary crossroads, but Sacramento's
intersection of Klingon and Romulan courts got a lot of attention
recently after a series of posts on the social news website Reddit.
Streets named after Star Trek aliens may seem cool to fans, but for
Michael Lee, who lives at the intersection, it's not that big of a deal.
He didn't even know the names were references to the sci-fi series
until our sister station KXTV News10 told him.
For other residents like Simone Kyles, the names lost their charm a long time ago.
"I want to meet the guy or the person who decided to do this. I really do," Kyles said.
Asked what she would say, "I would say, 'what were you thinking?'" Kyles replied.
The person who named the intersection left the Sacramento County
Planning Commission a long time ago. Planning officials sent News10 a
diagram of the area that dated back to June 1977. Maybe the original
planner thought the court looked a little like the Starship Enterprise
from above, or maybe the surrounding neighborhood just wasn't complete
with Nova, Planet, Galaxy and Satellite parkways. Whatever the thinking,
the decision has made giving directions a little embarrassing for
"It is because it's like, Klingon, and everybody's like, 'Klingon,
isn't that like Star...' I was like, 'yes it is, it's Star whatever, but
just come down the street anyway, you know, that's the street I live
on,'" Kyles explained.
On the other hand, Perla Lewis said the familiarity of the names makes it easy for her friends to find her.
"When you come in, the left side is Romulan, so you just come straight, Klingon Court" Lewis said.
We may not know exactly why, but at some point, someone thought these
were good ideas for street names. As for the people who live here,
Klingon and Romulan are simply home.
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