I am really not that bothered by the new Ferengi look.
We all know that there were budget constraits when TNG, DS9, and VOY were on the air. Budget constraits. Plain and simple. That is what happened. Fact.
Now that technology and SFX have progressed, we should expect more complex physiological representations of our favorite aliens. New creative artists have come into the industry who have better tech and makeup options at their disposal.
My advice: Focus on the story, not the makeup.
In this day and age of conflict over small things, allow me to infuse the personality of my father, a Black man who grew up in the South during segregation. The Airforce Veteran (Vietnam era) is a die hard Trek fan and has a really good perspective on life. He knows what’s worth griping about and what’s worth appreciating. He is not adverse to change. He is the first one to issue a loving smack to the back of the head for being an over-sensitive whiner. And he will roll his eyes at people who complain about sci-fi when people are dying in the streets all over the world.
Oh. Are you one of those people who is offended about everything? He sits on his porch and laughs at you all day. He is one of the funniest comedians I know and—yes—you have been the butt of his jokes. So have I. I love him for it and am over it. He taught me that life should be enjoyed, even if you haven’t been given a fair shot. He was made stronger by his adversities. I chose to do the same. I have nothing to complain about. He made me who I am today.
My 75 year old best-dad-ever is uber-excited about all the Trek on TV right now, so he is not one to waste time arguing about the shape of Ferengi ears.
Ferengi ears is not the first time drastic changes have happened in the movie medium. I could go on and on about the long list of intellectual properties that revamped with time and technology.
Let’s start with one of the best sci-fi stories of all time, shall we?
War of the Worlds Then and Now
Planet of Apes Then and Now
Time Machine Then and Now
Spider-Man Then and Now
I will obey him. It’s paid off thus far in life.