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When the entire crew is rendered unconscious, a quartet of large-eared, bickering thieves invades Enterprise. These plunderers, the Ferengi, are determined to make off with everything that's not bolted down. Meanwhile, Trip awakens after a long stint in the decon chamber and senses that something's not right on the ship. After spotting the thieves in action, Trip does his best to stay hidden and formulate a plan.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x19
Production Number: 40358-019
Airdate: Wednesday March 27th, 2002

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland May 06, 2002
United Kingdom May 06, 2002
Australia Aug 13, 2002
New Zealand Oct 06, 2002
Germany Aug 09, 2003
Italy Feb 15, 2004
NL (Sci-Fi) Jan 05, 2009

Guest Stars
Jeffrey CombsJeffrey Combs
As Krem
Matt MalloyMatt Malloy
As Grish
Main Cast
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Captain Jonathan Archer
John BillingsleyJohn Billingsley
As Dr. Phlox
Jolene BlalockJolene Blalock
As Sub-Commander/Commander T'Pol
Dominic KeatingDominic Keating
As Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony MontgomeryAnthony Montgomery
As Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda ParkLinda Park
As Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor TrinneerConnor Trinneer
As Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Episode Notes
Date: 2151

We learn that there are only 173 Rules of Acquisition at this point in history, as opposed to 285 by the 24th century.

Even though the Star Trek audience know the aliens are Ferengi, the Ferengi never introduce or mention their race. Therefore it stays true to the Star Trek time line that the name of the species is first introduced to humans in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "'The Last Outpost".

Episode Quotes
T'Pol: There are times I wish Vulcans hadn't learned to repress their violent tendencies.

Ulis: Are you calling me a Thief?
Muk: Everyone knows you 'd steal the wax out of your own mother's ears.

Krem: That's rule number 45. I’ve memorised all 173, including the most important one ‘A man is only worth the sum of his possessions.'
Archer: Back on my homeworld that kind of thinking almost destroyed our civilisation.

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