Re: How Important is Money?

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:56:08 -0700 (PDT)

> I always hated him for making the capitalist Ferrenghi such ugly
> dispicable characters, as if to purposely portray anyone with a profit
> motive as twisted and beneath contempt (at the time I was starting up my
> first business).

Rodenberry has always been an outright socialist, so that's no
surprize. They did, however, partially redeem themselves in an
episode of DS9 when Quark and Cisco were discussing Ferengi culture.
Cisco was being particularly nasty about it, and Quark reminded him
that Earth had Wars, Famines, Slavery, and atrocities that Ferengi
never had time for...too busy making money. Glad some writer
managed to sneak that one in.