The Orb 95: Putting In the Teeth / by Trek fm

Aron Eisenberg Talks Nog and Star Trek.

Running Time: 1 hour 7 minutes 21 seconds
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Deep Space Nine did wonders for the Ferengi, transforming them from campy comic-relief villains into a mirror for ourselves and what we’re like today. Although Quark got the headline role, his brother Rom and nephew Nog made perhaps the biggest strides. Nog in particular went from thieving kid in “Emissary” to a Starfleet officer by the final season, showing a depth of character equal to that of any other member of the crew.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing are joined by the man who brought Nog to life: Aron Eisenberg. Aron shares the story of how he landed the role, how he had to rely on “The Last Outpost” for Ferengi guidance, the evolution of the character from Jake’s friend to Starfleet officer, and much more. We also talk about Aron’s upcoming appearance at the 2050 Daytona Beach con in Florida, and his current health situation which includes ongoing kidney dialysis and the search for a donor.

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Landing the Role of Nog (00:02:48)
Growing Into the Character (00:06:14)
The Siege of AR-558 and Its Aftermath (00:11:26)
Aron’s Relationship with Cirroc (00:17:26)
Stage Acting and Star Trek (00:21:50)
Creating the Mould of Nog (00:29:00)
Aron’s Favorite DS9 Scripts and Stories (00:32:26)
2050 Daytona Beach (00:38:33)
Aron’s Kidney Dialysis and Donor Search (00:45:15)
Closing (00:53:33)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


Aron Eisenberg


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)