Voyager comes across a pair of Alpha Quadrant Ferengis who have set themselves up as gods on a primitive planet. Voyager wants to end their reign and use the nearby wormhole to return home.

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Voyager finds two Ferengi who came to the Delta Quadrant via the Barzan Wormhole using their superior technology to be gods to a primitive culture. (See Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Price.") The Voyager crew wants to stop the reign of these false gods while using the wormhole to get home. Written by laird-3

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This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series. See more »

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Tuvok and Harry Kim's description of what happened during the negotiation of the wormhole is inaccurate. Harry states that no one knew at the time that the wormhole lead to the Delta Quadrant but Data and Geordi La Forge established this when they returned from exploring the wormhole. Tuvok also states that the Ferengi made "a nefarious attempt to secure the wormhole" but this is also incorrect. The Ferengi were also exploring the wormhole in their own shuttle at the same time Data and LaForge but refused to return when Data determined that the wormhole was not stable, therefor stranding the Ferengi in the Delta Quadrant. See more »

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Arridor: It's time to invoke the unwritten rule.
Kol: The unwritten rule?
Arridor: "When no appropriate rule applies - make one up!"
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Arridor: I've got it: "When the messenger comes to appropriate your profits... kill the messenger!"
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (1989) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Kind of fun but the end was pretty stupid...as well as disappointing.
17 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

One of the best things about "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", in my opinion, was that although many of the episodes were deadly serious, every so often they'd toss in a comedic episode starring the Ferengi to keep things light and fun. Unfortunately, through much of "Star Trek: Voyager" light and fun are NOT words you'd use to describe the show and too often the series needed something like this. Well, someone must have realized this when they came up with "False Profits"--an episode that inexplicably brings the Ferengi into the Delta Quadrant.

When the show begins, Voyager comes upon an M-class planet that demands their attention. This is because although it's social evolution places it squarely in the Bronze Age, there are replicators on there as well!! Obviously some advanced race has imposed itself on the planet. However, when Paris and Chakotay go to investigate, they're horrified to find two Ferengi jerks are there--and they've created a religion around themselves and are completely taking advantage of these naive people. Voyager needs to not only get these jerks away from these people but figure out how they got there so that Voyager can use the same method to get themselves home.

This episode made me laugh though it clearly is not among the best Ferengi shows. Additionally, the ending really was a letdown. Although some wormhole was available to get them back to the Alpha Quadrant, a contrived reason they could NOT use it was tossed in and it really made little sense. It was just an excuse not to end the series and it seemed like it.


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