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Little Green Men 

Quark and Rom take Nog to Earth and Starfleet Academy, but a malfunction with the ship takes the crew back in time, to Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.



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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Sisko
... Odo
... Lt. Commander Worf
... Lt. Commander Dax
... Jake Sisko
... Chief O'Brien
... Quark
... Doctor Bashir
... Major Kira
... Nurse Faith Garland
... Gen. Rex Denning
... Rom
... Nog
... Jeff Carlson
... Captain James Wainwright (as James G. MacDonald)


Nog is about to leave for the Academy and Quark spots a perfect opportunity. He has just received a shuttle from his cousin Gaila, that was promised him ten years ago. He doesn't trust it and asks Rom to, but he can find nothing out of order. Quark and Rom decide to take Nog to the Academy with it. Not because Quark approves or wants to do the boy a favor, he wants to take contraband along: kemacite. When they arrive at Earth, they find out Gaila intention's weren't so good after all. He sabotaged the ship, they can't get out of warp and eventually it will tear to pieces. Rom can think of only one thing: start a cascade reaction in the kemacite, create an inversion wave in the warp core, then crash land on Earth and hope for the best. When they wake up, they are locked up in a room. Earth seems to have changed a bit. It's 1947... Roswell, New Mexico. The three "aliens" are then taken by the local authorities who are both fascinated and fearful of these extraterrestials, and Quark must... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Archival footage of an actual atomic test explosion was used for the episode. See more »


When the MPs first enter with Carlson they are holding their pistols at "Hollywood ready," which is to say right next to their faces. In reality this is the opposite position than the one that would be used. In a real low ready position, the pistols would be held at about lower chest height, that way if they needed to go to a high ready position (preparing to fire) they would simply need to raise their arms and acquire a proper sight picture. Coming from the position they were in, they would have to both lower the pistol and position their arms into a firing stance, as well as pick up the sight picture, it is much too slow, which is why no real training doctrine uses it. "Hollywood ready" exists exclusively to show off the pistol to the camera, a trained MP would never use that position. See more »


[first lines]
Rom: All right everyone, gather around. We're about to start.
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A terrific Ferengi episode...and filled with laughs.
28 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I really appreciate the Ferengi episodes on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9". All too often the show was deadly serious or stuck aboard the station--and so the Ferengi shows were a welcome addition. And, of all the Ferengi shows, I think "Little Green Men" might just be the best.

Nog is ready to go to Earth in order to go to Starfleet Academy. However, instead of just sending him on a transport, Quark volunteers to take him in his new space craft. Is this some sort of big-hearted gesture on Quark's part? Nah...he just wants to use this as an opportunity to do some good old fashioned smuggling! However, the plan goes awry when the ship turns out to be booby-trapped and the only reason they aren't killed is due to Rom's quick thinking. However, while the ship DOES make it back to Earth, it's Earth circa 1947! And, it just so happens to be at Roswell!! Yep...these Ferengi are the mythical 'little green men' that supposedly were taken into military custody back in the day!

This show is jam-packed full of laughs from start to finish. It also FINALLY explained how everyone knows what the others are saying, as the folks in the future apparently have universal translators installed in their ears. Well worth seeing and among the very best of the series. Don't miss this one!

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