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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The Ferengi Marauder's shape was inspired by a horseshoe crab on the desk of writer Herbert Wright
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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
Commander William T. Riker
One final request, sir. Permission to beam a box of Data's Chinese finger puzzles over to the Ferengi? A thank you, for all they tried to do.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Make it so.
Gymnopédie No. 1
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