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Little Green Men 

Quark and Rom take Nog to Earth and Starfleet Academy, but a malfunction with the ship takes the crew back in time, to Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.


James L. Conway


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Megan Gallagher ... Nurse Faith Garland
Charles Napier ... Gen. Rex Denning
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Conor O'Farrell ... Jeff Carlson
James MacDonald ... Captain James Wainwright (as James G. MacDonald)


Nog is about to leave for the Academy and Quark spots a perfect opportunity. He has just received a shuttle from his cousin Gaila, that was promised him ten years ago. He doesn't trust it and asks Rom to, but he can find nothing out of order. Quark and Rom decide to take Nog to the Academy with it. Not because Quark approves or wants to do the boy a favor, he wants to take contraband along: kemacite. When they arrive at Earth, they find out Gaila intention's weren't so good after all. He sabotaged the ship, they can't get out of warp and eventually it will tear to pieces. Rom can think of only one thing: start a cascade reaction in the kemacite, create an inversion wave in the warp core, then crash land on Earth and hope for the best. When they wake up, they are locked up in a room. Earth seems to have changed a bit. It's 1947... Roswell, New Mexico. The three "aliens" are then taken by the local authorities who are both fascinated and fearful of these extraterrestials, and Quark must... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Release Date:

13 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A calendar on the wall of one of the base's rooms has a "cheesecake" illustration captioned "My Love Has Wings," a reference to Nightingale Woman, which was recited in Star Trek: The Original Series: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966). The poem was originally written by Gene Roddenberry while working as an airplane pilot. See more »


The Air Force Captain that interrogates the aliens is wearing his insignia bars left-to-right rather than the correct up-and-down. See more »


[first lines]
Rom: All right everyone, gather around. We're about to start.
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References Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Ferengis in the Desert
21 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Quark, his brother, and Nog decide to take a new spaceship Quark has been given, to Earth. The get caught in your garden variety warp inversion and end up in 1947, post World War II, during the Red Scare. There is a hilarious scene where Quark and the gang are striking themselves in the head, trying to get their translators to work. The U.S. soldiers start to hit themselves in the head, thinking this is some kind of communications effort. Quark is at his best. Profit motive takes over everything. He believes they should stay, despite the fact that the military could just shoot them and be done. It's a great episode, focusing on a single element of the show.

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