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Old January 6 2012, 05:10 PM   #18
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Re: When did the Ferengi go from "serious" villains to just comic reli

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I think it happened in "The Last Outpost".
This. I think they represent the first sign that Roddenberry wasn't all there anymore.
Note that "The Last Outpost" was Richard Colla's only stint as a director for the Star Trek franchise.

Prior to this, the only mention of the Ferengi was in "Encounter at Farpoint", where it was suggested that they were cannibalistic.
It was Roddenberry's show. He had final say on what made it to the screen and those Ferengi made it to the screen.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"
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