I recently watched some Star Trek Deep Space Nine episodes and I noticed that the Ferengi never blink their eyes. Is it just the actors or do Ferengi as a race not need to blink their eyes?

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I think it was just the episode, and/or actor -- there's nothing in Memory Alpha about it, and if you look at this clip, you see the Ferengi blink several seconds after the camera focuses on him. (At 7 seconds.) This clip has Nog blink at 1:11.

I'm sure there more, but I'm not up to the eyestrain of finding them :)

  • Thanks. Maybe it was just Quark who's staring eyes confused me ;)
    – M.L.
    Commented Oct 15, 2011 at 7:20
  • Seems that second video, you linked, is no longer available.
    – trejder
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 6:16

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