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Navaros August 17 2008 08:10 PM

Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I see a lot of hate for DS9's Ferengi episodes. I too hate Profit and Lace. I don't really like Moogie as she can be extremely annoying. However, I love Quark, Rom, and Nog. So overall, I have to say that Ferengi episodes of DS9 are awesome because they showcase the magnificent characters/acting of Quark, Rom, and Nog.

A lot of fans seem to dismiss DS9's Ferengi episodes as "filler", but I think that's incorrect. They are not filler. Rather, they are doing a great job of fleshing-out Quark, Rom and Nog as deep & compelling characters.

I'm putting a Poll up so I can get a sense of what percentage of DS9 fans love and hate the Ferengi episodes, overall. Just vote for your overall feeling about the Ferengi episodes; Ie: it doesn't mean you have to love every Ferengi episode if you vote for that you love them, and vice versa.

captainkirk August 17 2008 08:28 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I think they're some of the best of the DS9 eps, especially during the early seasons. My favorite Ferengi episode is probably Little Green Men, not only was there mostly Quark (best DS9 character), but there was hardly any Sisko (worst DS9 character).

Nerys Ghemor August 17 2008 09:26 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I think it depends on the episode--"The Magnificent Ferengi" was excellent, as was "Little Green Men."

That image of Keevan's body Frankenstein-walking into the wall...PRICELESS.

I also liked "Business as Usual" in that it showed Quark finally running up against an ethical line he wouldn't cross.

Katrine August 17 2008 11:30 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Overall, I'm not crazy about the Ferengi, but I tolerate Quark & Nog. I did not like them AT ALL in TNG, tho.

Lateralus August 18 2008 12:30 AM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
There are no bad Ferengi episodes. They should have gotten their own sitcom on NBC when DS9 ended.

Apogeal Alpha01 August 18 2008 02:30 AM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Like many here, I really enjoy a number of the Ferengi episodes, and some, like The Magnificent Ferengi are excellent. But others are so horrible they drag the rest towards the wrong end of the curve; I must vote in the negative.

AdmiralGarak August 18 2008 06:44 AM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Remeber, only Ferengi episodes give us Brunt, FCA!

That alone should be enough to push most sane folks answer into "love them!" territory.

ZMistress August 18 2008 09:55 AM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Personally, while I really like Nog and Rom, I prefer episodes that feature the Ferengi in the B plot, but hate episodes that focus on Ferengi only.

I also hated "The Magnificent Ferengi". I thought Keevan was a character with so much potential and couldn't believe they killed him off for a few laughs. Oh well, each to their own, I guess.

ninetofive August 18 2008 03:57 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I experience a near allergic reaction upon hearing Zek's voice. I do however like Little Green Men, Family Business, and Body Parts. Business As Usual is also watchable. But anything with Zek is revolting farce.

Apogeal Alpha01 August 18 2008 04:01 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Yeah, Zekky should have died in season 2. The Ferengi are survivors.

Captain Leslie August 18 2008 04:25 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
What! I cant resist Wallace Shawn's Ferengi laugh. The Ferengi are the perfect counterpoint to the pomposity and self righteousness of the worst federation stories. I love 'em

Lindley August 18 2008 04:35 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
My favorite Ferengi moment is when Quark finds Zek in his closet.

Python Trek August 18 2008 04:36 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
Actually, there's only one Ferengi ep. that I don't like: Profit and Lace. It was bad. Threshold bad. Nemesis bad. Very bad, in other words.

But y'know, it's sort of strange to me that people forget sometimes that Trek is often at its best when it's doing comedy. How about TOS's tribbles, McCoy's sarcasm, A Piece of the Action, nearly any line spoken by Chekov, etc.? TNG's A Fistful of Datas, lots of Geordi/Data schtick, Guinan stuff? DS9's Bashir/Garak lunches, O'Brien's exasperation at just about everything, Dax's one-liners? VOY's EMH, Tom and Harry bantering?......Trek is pretty damn funny, sometimes! :)

PKTrekGirl August 18 2008 10:47 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I voted that I love them overall.

But in reality, that is not really correct.

The Ferengi episodes are sorta much more extreme when the rest of DS9 because they were all intended to be funny. And so when they were good, they were generally very, very good...and when they were bad they were horrible.

Very few fell in between.

The House of Quark, Little Green Men, Body Parts, and The Magnificent Ferengi were all awesome. The comedy worked and so the episodes were great.

Profit and Lace?

Not so much.

LutherSloan August 18 2008 11:27 PM

Re: Do you love or hate the Ferengi episodes, overall?
 
I'm more indifferent. I prefer the episodes involving Garak or the main part of the crew.


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