At the Federation's first encounter with the hostile, thievish Ferengi race, both the Enterprise and their 'daimon' (captain) Tarr's spaceship are immobilized by a force field from a dead-presumed planet. It turns out to be the 'portal', a gatekeeper, last survivor of a superior civilization wiped out by their star's supernova. He captures both races' scouting teams and test if they deserve to be spared or put down as hopeless barbarians. The Ferengi try blaming the humans, Riker brutal, yet noble honesty. Written by
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said of his performance, "I was pretty much playing over-the-top villain - that turned out to be very comical. I thought I was being serious, but obviously, it was not serious. It's because there was no subtlety to the performance, there was no attempt to try to give them some real cajones ... It was bad acting. It was just bad acting. They liked it, god bless them, Star Trek liked it." See more
During the initial tactical briefing in the conference room, Data gets his fingers stuck in the Chinese finger trap. Picard is irritated, Geordi laughs ,"My Hero", and Picard assists Data out of the trap. During the subsequent close-up shot of Data's fingers, the tips of Data's two fingers that were stuck in the trap are clearly flesh tone, pink, as the make-up has clearly been removed by the inside of the finger trap. See more
The Empire is forever.
Commander William T. Riker
Your Empire fell prey to a supernova.
We are forever.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more