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Ménage à Troi 

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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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Farek
Nibor (as Peter Slutsker)
Rudolph Willrich ...
Mr. Homn


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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This episode marks the first time that the cochrane, the unit of subspace distortion is mentioned. The term was coined by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda as a reference to Zefram Cochrane. See more »


After Riker rescues Troi from a discussion, the Ferengi captain approaches Lwaxana, and she turns to face him and her earrings start rocking back and forth. The very next shot shows her earrings at rest. 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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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Forsaken (1993) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Comedic greatness in the last several minutes
31 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Its story is so straightforward and dull, and almost all of the actors who were involved in this one seem like they were just going through the motions. Even Marina Sirtis seemed way off at times. No offense to the late Majel Barrett, (who loved the Trek universe and put in a lot of work for it) but her character became annoying just after her introductory show. Now she is barely tolerable, and I'm going to need to suffer through a few more of her appearances if I'm going to finish the entirety of this series. The show's last several minutes almost redeemed the whole episode, though. I've never laughed louder at Patrick Stewart. Usually Brent Spiner must deliver the comedic relief, but Stewart demonstrated that he is capable at times.

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