At the closing reception of a biennial trade conference, for the first time attended by the Ferengi race, Counselor Deanna Troi's mother, a full-blood Betazoi, scorns the advances of a Ferengi. When mother, daughter and Commander William T. Riker take shore-leave during a routine mapping voyage, he seizes his chance to kidnap them, and is found to have a practical motive beyond sexual attraction. Meanwhile young Wesley Crusher passes his tests for promotion to field ensign, but only then realizes he's rather likely to be assigned to another starship for further training... Written by
Did You Know?
First Star Trek appearance of Ethan Phillips
who played the Ferengi Dr. Farek in this episode. Phillips would, of course, go on to play the Talaxian morale officer Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager
(1995). Interesting enough, Phillips would don the Ferengi makeup two more times in a Star Trek series--first in the episode Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits
(1996), as Neelix surgically altered to appear as the Grand Proxy to the Nagus, and again in Star Trek: Enterprise: Acquisition
(2002) where he plays the Ferengi Ulis. See more
In the opening gathering in Ten Forward, an Antican and a Selae are shown in the background, and they are not exhibiting any signs of hostility. It is highly unlikely that the two races would have resolved their numerous differences in the two years since Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us
(1987), when they refused to be on the same deck as each other, let alone the same room. See more
You must be aware that every female has her price.
Let's get one thing straight, little man. I am not for sale. And if, by some chance, I were to become available, I would rather eat Orion wing-slugs than deal with a toad-faced TROLL like you! So go away and find yourself somebody else to become your property!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more