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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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False Profits 

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.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Dan Shor ... Arridor
Leslie Jordan ... Kol
Michael Ensign ... Bard
Rob LaBelle ... Kafar
Alan Altshuld ... Sandalmaker
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Merchant


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 ties into Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (1989), where two Ferengi get lost in the Delta Quadrant after trying to secure the Barzanian Wormhole. This shows us what happened seven years later. Dan Shor reprises his character of the Ferengi Arridor, but Leslie Jordan replaces an uncredited J.R. Quinonez as Kol. See more »


Tuvok and Harry Kim's description of what happened in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price during the negotiation of the wormhole is inaccurate. Tuvok 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, therefore stranding the Ferengi in the Delta Quadrant. See more »


Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, I must remind you that the Ferengi are not members of the Federation. They are not bound by the Prime Directive. Nor would it seem that the Prime Directive would allow us to interfere with the internal affairs of this society, as much as we may disapprove of what the Ferengi are doing.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Federation did host the negotiations. And if it weren't for those negotiations, the Ferengi wouldn't be here. So one could say - without being unreasonable, I think - that the Federation is partially ...
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (1989) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Like all newer Star Trek, the ending sucks
11 April 2020 | by digitalbeachbumSee all my reviews

The story is good, but the ending ruins it. The idea of Ferrengi finding a way to the Delta Quadrant and then exploiting a primitive community of humanoids is awesome. However, when you use deus ex machina to end the episode because you have five minutes of time left is ridiculous and poor writing skills.

Actually, I believe this is one of the more interesting episodes, but because the ending is forced it makes the idea of the escape seem unreasonable and illogical. They could have finished the episode different and given dues where they were deserved.

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