Remus was the inhabited third planet of the Romulan system located in Sector Z-6. It was tidally locked to its parent star, and the homeworld of the Remans, a humanoid species subject to the Romulans.
In 2293, the location of Remus in the Milky Way Galaxy was named in a star chart that was in Captain James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram) The same chart was also visible in numerous places in the 24th century. (TNG: "Conspiracy", "The Measure Of A Man", "The Emissary", "The Mind's Eye", "The Game"; DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians")
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Remus and Romulus were the major worlds of the Romulan Star Empire. Remus was an important dilithium source and site of heavy weapons construction. Being forced to work in the dilithium mines, the Remans were regarded as an undesired caste in Romulan society but also had the reputation of being formidable warriors. In 2379, Shinzon, a Human clone imprisoned on Remus, became Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire by a coup d'état involving the murder of almost the entire Romulan Senate. However, Shinzon's subsequent plans to annihilate Earth were thwarted by Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
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In Roman mythology, Remus and his brother Romulus were known as the brothers who founded the city of Rome. Remus was killed by his brother, who went on to become the city's first king. The relation between the planets of Remus and Romulus reflected this. This would indicate that "Remus" and names related to that one (such as "Romulus", "Romulan", and "Reman") were names drawn from Earth mythology, not their own terms, which makes sense because the Reman/Romulan languages are different. There is ample precedent, as many peoples on Earth have called themselves by different names than those which others use for them.
When it came time for scriptwriter John Logan to pitch his idea for a Star Trek film (which ultimately became Star Trek Nemesis) to Rick Berman, Logan initially spoke about revealing more of Remus than had been seen up to that point. Logan was inspired by the fact that the planet had never been fully shown on-screen before and that very little information had been established about it. Though Berman was at first baffled as to what Remus was, the idea of actually depicting the planet eventually won his approval. "He loved that idea, once he knew what it was," Logan recalled, laughing. "So I'm really proud that I was able to go into the Trek mythology and add a part about what the Romulan Empire is." (Star Trek Monthly issue 99, p. 31)
In "The Aenar", two Romulan drone ships were seen departing a planetary body without an atmosphere, with Romulus being visible in the background. It remained unclear whether the scene was supposed to show Remus or merely another asteroid or moon. However, the final draft script of "The Aenar" referred to it as a Romulan moon.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 55 & 66) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Stellar Cartography", p. 17 & 34), Remus was a Q-class planet in the Beta Quadrant. The official name of the government was the Reman Colonies. The dominant species were the Romulans and Remans. Remus was in the Romulan War Theater of Operations (2156–60).
According to Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Stellar Cartography", p. 35), the entire Romulan home star system was destroyed by the Hobus "subspace supernova", with billions killed.
In some Star Trek novels, Remus was called ch'Havran, Romulus was ch'Rihan, and the Romulans were known as the Rihannsu. Also, Remus was said to be the more temperate of the two planets.