WARNING: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Picard Season 3, Episode 2 – “The Deletion”Star Trek: Picard Season 3 fixed the bug Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 made for the beloved ultra-capitalist aliens, the Ferengi. Originally intended to be the main antagonists Star Trek: The Next Generation, the lowest part of their first episode, The Last Outpost. The Ferengi were seen as stupid and innocent at first sight and were mostly used by them TNG For comic relief after season 1.
The Ferengi eventually found their feet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where they are reimagined as profiteering merchants and businessmen. Space station bartender Quark (Armin Shimerman) and his extended family, including his brother Rom (Max Grodenczyk) and his nephew, set out to identify the species. Nog (Aron Eisenberg), the first Ferengi in Starfleet. After a long absence from the franchise, a Ferengi Starfleet officer made a brief appearance. Star Trek: Discovery Season 4, but something wasn’t right.
Picard season 3’s Ferengi fix Star Trek: Discovery changes
A Ferengi officer who appeared briefly Star Trek: Discovery reworked with much different pieces and teeth than the traditional image. Although not such a radical change Discovery The Klingon design of Season 1, the Ferengi’s new look, was not popular, especially due to the reworked lobes, an important anatomical aspect of the species. Discovery Season 4 takes place almost 800 years later Star Trek: Picardbut it is unlikely that such a massive evolution would occur in this time frame.
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Episode 2 “Dissangage” introduced a more traditional Ferengi in the form of Sneed (Aaron Stanford), a gangster from M’Thalas Prime, whom Raffi Musiker (Michelle Heard) tries to interrogate about stolen weapons. Aside from being self-serving and hypocritical like most Ferengi, Sneed looks the same with his interlocking fangs and monstrous teeth. Sneed was a very obnoxious Ferengi until he became intimately familiar with Worf’s (Michael Dorn) new sword.
Why is it important for Picard to return to classic alien designs?
The Ferengi aren’t the only species to return to their classic look Star Trek: Picard season 3. Notably, Worf made his triumphant return, appearing as a TNGHe has distinct Klingon-style forehead ridges and gorgeous white hair. Picard apparently ignoring anachronisms Discovery The Klingons in favor of going with a classic, well-loved design.
Gladly, STar Trek: Picard not alone in these choices. Cartoon series Star Trek: Downstairs and Star Trek: Awesome both accepted the classics TNG era seeks out many of their classic aliens. This is a promising precedent for the franchise, as most of the most popular alien species do not need a redesign. Star Trek: Picard It’s unlikely that many Ferengi will advance, but Sneed’s brief appearance has benefited the species greatly.
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Star Trek: Picard Season 3 airs Thursdays on Paramount+.