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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Data states that they don't know what the Ferengi look like but that they can be sure they don't look like Uncle Sam. In some of the original concept art, the Ferengi in fact looked like Uncle Sam. See more
Portal swings his staff while approaching Riker showing off his speed and dexterity. It's obvious that the video is at double speed for this effect. See more
Gymnopédie No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
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