When Deanna's mother spurns advances made by a Ferengi Daimon, he takes it upon himself to kidnap the two of them, along with Commander Riker and steal them away aboard his ship.

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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 KGF Vissers

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First Star Trek appearance of Ethan Phillips who played the Ferengi Dr. Farek in this episode. Phillips would go on to play the Talaxian morale officer Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager (1995). He would also don the Ferengi makeup two more times: Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits (1996) and Star Trek: Enterprise: Acquisition (2002). See more »

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Reittan Grax makes a variety of pronunciation errors in the first scene when speaking with Picard and Data in Ten Forward; notably, he refers to his race as "we Betazeds" - the planet name is Betazed, but people FROM the planet are called Betazoids. He also pronounces Deanna Troi (pronounced like "Banana") incorrectly (pronounced like "sauna"). See more »

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Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Ferengi codes are damn near impossible to break.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Gentlemen, I have the utmost confidence in your ability to perform... the impossible.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Forsaken (1993) See more »

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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Some Choice Moments Make It OK
19 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While at a meeting on Betazed, a Ferengi commander takes a shine to Lwaxana Troi. Without going into details, Deanna, Riker, and Mom end up kidnapped on a Ferengi cruiser. The Ferengi want her for her charms, but mostly to give them an advantage in their negotiations. The fun is in the efforts to outsmart the exo-eared aliens. Playing on their greed and their sensualities things come to a nice turn. My favorite scene is when Jean-Luc, in order to put a stop to Lwaxana's betrothal, begins to spout poetry, along with a threat of destroying the Ferengi ship and everyone on it. Normally I don't care much for Troi's mother, but she is actually good in this.


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