The Orb 118: Devilishly Smart / by Trek fm



Running Time: 56 minutes 50 seconds
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When we first met him in “Emissary,” Rom was just another Ferengi. He was brother of Quark, father of Nog, and a pit boss concerned about profit. But over the course of the series, he became so much more thanks to the relationships he formed, the influence of other cultures, and an environment that allowed him to break free of the box Ferengi society put him in.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing explore Rom’s character arc and the factors that allowed him to become more than just another Ferengi and to blossom into one of DS9’s unexpected standouts, a key player in defeating the Dominion, and ultimately leader of the Ferengi Alliance.


Intro (00:00:00)
Just Another Ferengi (00:03:42)
Turning Points (00:07:36)
Rom and O’Brien (00:15:59)
Rom and Quark (00:19:03)
Rom and Leeta (00:23:20)
Rom and Ishka (00:28:59)
Grand Nagus Rom (00:31:54)
Unleashing Hidden Talents (00:36:42)
Cultural Influence (00:41:56)
Closing (00:46:29)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)