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Expectations -Speech


Heart of Stone Episode on the TV series Deep Space Nine

Nog is a male Ferengi pre-teen a race culturally driven by personal profit. He is the son of Rom and the nephew of Quark, owner of the bar on Deep Space 9.   Nog is good friends with Jake Sisko, the teen son of station Captain Benjamin Sisko.
Benjamin Sisko initially worried about his son’s friendship with the young Ferengi, given their greedy and conniving nature, but Sisko’s feelings changed when he saw what a positive influence Jake was on Nog.

Nog: That’s right, my father. He’s been chasing profit his whole life, and what has it gotten him? Nothing! And you know why? Because he doesn’t have the lobes… And neither do I.

 My father is a mechanical genius. He could’ve been chief engineer of a starship if he’d had the opportunity. But he went into business, like a good Ferengi. The only thing is, he’s not a good Ferengi – not when it comes to acquiring profit. So now, all he has to live for, is the slim chance that someday, somehow, he might be able to take over my uncle’s bar. Well, I’m not going to make the same mistake. I want to do something with my life, something worthwhile.

I may not have an instinct for business, but I have my father’s hands and my uncle’s tenacity. I know I’ve got something to offer. I just need the chance to prove it.
Great speech about the way a son sees his father, and living up or down cultural expectations.
Nog out of costume, played by Aron Eisenberg
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Humans – Speech

From the show, Deep Space Nine. The Ferengi Quark tells about human beings and how they return to their base nature after a little deprivation.

Quark: Let me tell you something about Humans, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holo-suites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people… will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
The Youtube Clip

That is why I love science fiction, it allows us to select a point of view outside of ourselves and look towards us and point to our weaknesses and our strengths. I believe it is a true statement, take away most people’s creature comforts, our clean sheets, easy food, and put our future in jeopardy and we revert to our animalistic ways. That is why I believe in regularly putting myself in a less than pleasant situation, so that if I should truly be deprived it will not be a total shock to me.

Armin Shimerman

Played by the Armin Shimerman.