The Ferengi never really caught on as a major adversary for the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation. At last weekend’s Montreal Comic Con, TNG’s Denise Crosby retold the story about how she and others in the cast mocked them from the beginning. Watch it below.
Crosby Mocks Ferengi As TNG Villains – ‘I’m Not Afraid of This!’
Star Trek: The Next Generation creator Gene Roddenberry decided that he wanted to create a new adversaries for the show and the first to be introduced were the Ferengi in the episode "The Last Outpost." In the end the Ferengi never caught on like Klingons and Romulans, and apparently the problems were obvious from the start, at least to Denise Crosby. During a women of Star Trek panel (along with Gates McFadden and Marina Sirtis) at Montreal Comic Con last weekend, Crosby talked about how she immediately mocked the Ferengi when they were introduced, joking "I’m not afraid of this thing! and describing them as "butt heads" and how she didn’t want to shoot them, just "rub your little butts."
You can watch her mockery below (start at around the 16 minute mark)
To remind you, here is a clip from that episode featuring the Ferengi
Montreal video by LadyZayin