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Old October 7 2013, 02:52 AM   #31
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Would have been nice also if they didn't come across as cartoonish stereotypes of Jews.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:59 AM   #32
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As bad as the early Ferengi were, they could have been worse. I've read that during their conception, Gene Roddenberry was obsessed with how well hung they'd be ...
This idea eventually evolved into the Ferengi lightning whips.

In fact, at one point the Ferengi were supposedly going to be walking around carrying their coiled up phallus.

That would've been... something. I don't know what I should do... groan at how horrible that might've been or laugh at the concept of Riker getting slapped in the face or spunked on by a Ferengi penis.
Perfect for a syndicated show aimed for commercial TV during the early evening when families would be watching.
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Old October 7 2013, 05:56 AM   #33
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If TNG had been on one of the premium cable networks, we probably would have had a topless Troi or Yar scene every week. And the Edo in "Justice" would have been naked.
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Old October 7 2013, 10:53 AM   #34
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Would have been nice also if they didn't come across as cartoonish stereotypes of Jews.
Others have brought this up before, I've never seen comparison.

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Old October 9 2013, 04:10 AM   #35
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Get rid of "The Grand Naggus."
Nailed it. This was my biggest issue with them. The Grand Naggus was a frigging clown--and this was the seat of all bargaining wisdom? Also, they were built up to be these master traders, but they were terrible negotiators. Terrible.
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Old October 9 2013, 08:16 PM   #36
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It would have made more sense for the Grand Nagus to have been a more formidable character, rather than this rather un-threatening little old man. Perhaps more should have been made of a back-story for him, for example, if, when younger, he would have been able to make someone like Brunt scared of him.
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Old October 10 2013, 12:00 AM   #37
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I had no problem with the Nagus being an old man. They should've made him out to be something like a mob boss though more than just a horny, greedy little troll.
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Old October 10 2013, 12:22 AM   #38
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You couldn't have asked for a better Nagus than Wally Shawn though.

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Zek: That's a very worthy goal!
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