TNG Season 1, Episode 5 (Netflix: S1 E6): The Last Outpost
The episode gets off to a good start. The mysterious alien ship is scary and the showdown between the two ships is legitimately tense. Unfortunately the mysterious aliens are The Ferengi, who are much different in “The Last Outpost” than the Ferengi that populate the franchise later. On top of that, the episode is filled with obnoxious failed attempts at humor and character building. Data’s interaction with a children’s finger trap toy is one of the character’s worst scenes. The main reason you might want to watch this episode is to see how it all began for the Ferengi, and for the suspenseful opening.
Worf doesn’t know much about the Ferengi yet, but he seems to be in disbelief that they could paralyze Enterprise. “Immobilized by the damned Ferengi!” – Worf
The Ferengi ship is cool
Worf asks Data to explain Uncle Sam, and Data just ignores him.
10:01- “I say fight, sir!” -Worf 12:53- Picard: “opinions please” … Worf: “…Hit them hard and hit them fast” In the beginning of TNG, almost every time Worf speaks it’s to suggest fighting, no matter the circumstance.