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Old December 4 2013, 03:36 PM   #16
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Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom

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I hated the Quark/Odo "relationship" the first time I saw the series. On my second rewatch I'm enjoying it a lot more.
Good to hear! That's one of my favorite relationships on the show. I'm glad it wasn't overused. Loved their final scene together!
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Old December 4 2013, 06:16 PM   #17
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Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom

Rom was not bumbling. At least not at engineering - that's where his true talents were. It's only because he took so long to get there that he looked like an idiot.

It seems clear that the brothers each took after a different parent - Rom was like their father (loved his family, good at technical matters, not so good at profit) and Quark took after their mother (had the lobes for business).
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Old December 4 2013, 07:01 PM   #18
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Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom

Rom sided with his moogie on women's rights and similar issues. Although genetically, you might say Quark took after his moogie even in that if you just file their differing stances under "stubborn."
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Old December 7 2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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Who, to a Ferengi, should look absolutely hideous.
Who says? Did you never find a single Trek Alien attractive?
Sure, the ones that look like humans with the more comely features of humans exaggerated.

Yeah, reminds me of this skit they did on SNL a few years back. It was 'Beauty and the Beast', they're dancing and singing the song, then suddenly the beast says:

"Although Belle, I don't think you should be so hard on yourself."
Belle "What do you mean?"
Beast "Calling yourself a beast like that. You're not that bad."
Belle "Excuse me? I was saying 'Beauty and the Beast'."
Beast "Right, beauty (points to self), and the beast! (points to Belle)"

Although for Ferengi I can imagine being attracted to females of all races because they judge females based on the value of the acquisition, and not as much based on physical features. Leeta, to Rom's hormones, is a very valuable acquisition. (Even if his brain likes her for her personality)

Rom was 'Bumbling' when it came to his interactions with other people.
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Old December 21 2013, 10:19 PM   #20
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Maybe Ferengi find hair disgusting. Us humans generally don't find, say, body hair of the level of a gorilla attractive. Ferengi don't seem to have any hair at all (besides the ears); they might find a full head of hair just as gross (initially) as we might find a bearded lady (or even worse, a lady with serious chest hair).

But with time and exposure, that initial revulsion would go away, especially for folks like Quark who deal with all sorts of aliens every day. Besides, the body shape besides the head is pretty much the same between humans, Trill, Vulcans, Bajorans, and Ferengi, so, like a lot of men, your typical Ferengi might just focus on the nice things from the neck down...

And there's always the deviants.
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Old December 21 2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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Maybe, but Quark already has alien girls of all varieties on each arm and had a crush on Jadzia. That's why I like the idea that Ferengi hormones are based on the value of the acquisition of a female rather than physical features.
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Old December 22 2013, 08:09 AM   #22
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Re: 10 Reasons to Love Rom

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Maybe, but Quark already has alien girls of all varieties on each arm and had a crush on Jadzia. That's why I like the idea that Ferengi hormones are based on the value of the acquisition of a female rather than physical features.
Is this canon though? I'm not disagreeing with you by the way. Trek in general tends to show Trek alien males mostly attracted to white "human" looking females with hot female bodies.

I would say that's simply pandering to the target male audience most likely to be watching Star Trek in the first place.
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Old December 30 2013, 05:21 PM   #23
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Hmm.. I like Rom, since despite what his brother says, social awkwardness doesn't denote stupidity or idiocy

Also, Rom may not have earned much profit, but he essentially saved the Alpha Quadrant by building the minefield, and is leader of the Ferengi Alliance. More than Quark ever did haha.. I think after Rom steps down, they should make Rom head of Starfleet Engineering with a Fleet Admiral rank. you know, as gratitude for saving the Federation's own arse.
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