Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “False Profits”


Back on The Next Generation‘s “The Price,” two Ferengi were stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Seven years later, Voyager finds them setting themselves as religious icons on a primitive world. And much wackiness ensues. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch meets some “False Profits.”

An excerpt:

On the face of it, doing a sequel to “The Price” on Voyager is not only a good idea, it’s an inevitable one. I mean, you left Arridor and Kol in the Delta Quadrant, and now you’ve got a ship trapped in the Delta Quadrant. It’s too good an opportunity to pass up.

Unless of course you screw up the story, and holy crap did they shit the bed with this one. There is nothing redeeming in this episode, from the incredibly stupid Ferengi to the even stupider local aliens to the ridiculous technobabble regarding the wormhole to the idiotic ending. First the Ferengi manage to steal the pod (which crash-landed on the planet, remember) and fly off with it, because now it’s somehow in working order.

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