Questions tagged [ferengi]

For questions about "Ferengi", a fictional race of large eared, sharp toothed, bipedal sentient beings first featured in 1987 on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". To be used when discussing anything related with the Ferengi society and culture, specific individuals or their biology. Use this with the [star-trek] tag or any other more specific tag, for example, [star-trek-tng].

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Don't replicators make the Ferengi rather pointless?

Ferengis are all about acquisition and making a profit. But, in the age of replicators, where everything you want can be produced instantly, what would be the point of their lifestyle?
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Are the Ferengi racially discriminated against by members of the Federation?

Many Federation citizens, particularly those in Starfleet, seem to be openly hostile to the Ferengi and appear to have strong prejudices against them. For example, when two Ferengi narrowly escape a ...
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Why didn't the Ferengi just steal the whole NX-01?

In Episode 1x19, a couple Ferengi manage to stun (almost) the entire crew of the Enterprise NX-01 and board it wearing gas masks to steal valuables: We see the four Ferengi dock with a pretty ...
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If a Ferengi woman is forbidden to speak with a stranger, how is she going to fall in love and meet her future husband?

In one of the episodes in DS9, Quark's mother was reprimanded for speaking with a stranger. If a Ferengi woman is forbidden to speak with a stranger, how is she going to fall in love and marry given ...
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When did the Ferengi lose their formidability

In episode 1x05 The Last Outpost the Ferengi antagonists are thought to be a formidable enemy. The crew mentions, without hesitation, the technical formidability of the Ferengi and it is assumed that ...
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Are Ferengis really working hard for the money or for the reputation that money brings?

I have a problem understanding the psychology of the Ferengis and their motivation. Ferengis live in a post-scarcity world. They do not need to work for money. Yet, they live and die for money. This ...