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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26 May 1990 (USA)  »

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After his character's promotion on the show, Gene Roddenberry gave Wil Wheaton the second lieutenant bars he earned in the Army Air Corps (second lieutenant being equivalent to an ensign in the US Navy). Present at the ceremony was General Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who later became Secretary of State. See more »


In Star Trek: Insurrection, Deanna Troi tells Riker that she has never kissed him with a beard before, however you can see the two kissing briefly before Lwaxana Troi interrupts. See more »


Lwaxana Troi: Do you forgive me?
DaiMon Tog: Yes, but with your powers, we could be a formidable team.
[begins lowering her sleeve]
Lwaxana Troi: [quickly grabs his hand feigning attraction] My, you have great strength in your hands.
DaiMon Tog: And you like that?
Lwaxana Troi: [sighs] I've always admired strong males.
DaiMon Tog: You are beautiful. It is impossible for me to resist you.
Lwaxana Troi: Then, uh...
[clears throat]
Lwaxana Troi: ... don't.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us (1987) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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17 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For some inexplicable reason, DaiMon Tog has taken a shine to Lwaxana Troi. He's not only interested in her because she is a Betazoid and thus, can read people's thoughts during business transactions but because he likes her spirit. She doesn't take crap off anyone..and Tog likes that! However, when this troll-like Ferengi makes a pass at her, she quickly rebuffs him. So, he does what any normal Ferengi would do- -he kidnaps her! At the same time, he also kidnaps Deanna and Riker! How are they to get away from this freaky guy? Well, see the show--and be prepared to laugh, as the ending involving Picard negotiating with Tog is hilarious--and this alone is reason to make this a must-see. Funny and inconsequential but very good at the same time.

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