Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 10

The Magnificent Ferengi

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Jan 01, 1998 on Syndicado
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Stardate: Unknown By orders of the Grand Negus Zek, Quark enlists the help of Rom, Nog, his cousin Gaila, a Ferengi assasin named Leck, and Brunt to attempt to rescue his mother, Ishka, from Dominion captivity by trading a captured Vorta at DS9's sister station, Empok Nor.moreless

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Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Quark

Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell

Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Constable Odo

Nana Visitor

Nana Visitor

Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks

Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig

Dr. Julian Bashir

Cecily Adams

Cecily Adams

Ishka

Guest Star

Josh Pars

Josh Pars

Gaila

Guest Star

Christopher Shea

Christopher Shea

Keevan

Guest Star

Max Grodenchik

Max Grodenchik

Rom

Recurring Role

Aron Eisenberg

Aron Eisenberg

Nog

Recurring Role

Jeffrey Combs

Jeffrey Combs

Brunt

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Nitpick: Quark pays Gaila's "fine" and has him released from a Starfleet holding cell. Starfleet must have special dispensation or otherwise have to bend the rules of the Federation to be charging bail, since the Federation is not a currency/financial based system.

    • Nitpick: Since when has Quark been allowed to use station personnel to work in his bar, let alone haul crates of squill syrup to his storeroom? Especially Bajoran personnel - very out of character for Odo to sit around and let this go on.

    • Nitpick: For an abandoned station, it is in much different condition then in the episode "Empok Nor". The station now has enough power for lights and the biobeds that held the three Cardassian soldiers are gone from the Infirmary.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Keevan: (his last words) I hate Ferengi...

    • Quark: Everybody, meet Keevan.
      Rom: Hi! I'm Rom, and this is Nog, and this is Brunt, and...
      Quark: Rom, he doesn't care.
      Keevan: Truer words have never been spoken. I'd advise all to send final messages to your loved ones and make sure your wills are in order.
      Rom: Why?
      Keevan: Because the moment you leave the station, you have signed your death warrants. Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to take a nap.

    • Nog: ...and you shot Moogie!
      Leck: I saw we weren't going to rescue her, so I put her out of her out of her misery.

    • Gaila: Home... to the torrential rains of Ferenginar.
      Brunt: You know what I miss most? The rotting vegetation.
      Rom: And the dampness.
      Leck: Oh, to stand once more in those rivers of muck.
      Keevan: (sarcastic) I only wish I could be there with you.

    • Quark: There you are! I've been looking all over the station for you!
      Rom: Well, you found me! Now you go hide and I'll search for you!

    • Brunt: A child, a moron, a failure, and a psychopath - quite a little team you've put together.
      Quark: What do you want, Brunt?
      Brunt: I'm here to sign up!

    • Nog: You couldn't ambush a Bolian if it was blindfolded and tied to a tree!

    • Quark: Two slits of latinum to the first man who makes it to the Infirmary... I mean base camp.
      Nog: You don't pay your soldiers to do their duty!
      Quark: You do if they're Ferengi.

    • Quark: How much is this going to cost me?
      Nog: Don't worry - no charge.
      Quark: Starfleet has really corrupted you, hasn't it?!

    • Quark: The Vorta! Where is he?!
      Gaila: I don't know!
      Nog: What do you mean you don't know?!
      Brunt: You were guarding him!
      Gaila: He must have slipped away while I was sleeping!

    • Keevan: I couldn't get the impulse engines online.
      Quark: That's because I had Rom disengage the induction matrix.
      Keevan: Then why did you bother chasing me?
      Quark: Because sometimes my brother gets things wrong.

    • Ishka: Now let's see if you're a changeling! (starts hitting Nog on the head)
      Rom: That's no way to tell if he's a changeling!
      Ishka: You're right! Give me that knife!

    • Quark: Family - you understand.
      Yelgrun: Not really. I was cloned.

    • Nog: Well, there's no doubt about it. According to these readings, this man is dead.
      Quark: Thank you, Dr. Nog!

    • Ishka: You see, a diversified financial portfolio can mean greater profits and healthier-looking skin!
      Yelgrun: Fascinating. I'd love to hear more, but if your son doesn't show up soon, I'm afraid I'm going to have to kill you.

    • Leck: This is the sloppiest, most amateurish operation I've ever seen! If you ever do something like this again... count me in!

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Earlier Ferengi episodes referenced in this episode:
      "Business As Usual": This is where Quark goes into business with Gaila selling weapons, and ends up financially ruining Gaila in an attempt to ease his conscience and restore his reputation.
      "Ferengi Love Songs": There are numerous references to this episode:
      1. Quark tells Rom about how Ishka, Quark and Rom's mother, is both Grand Nagus Zek's lover and chief financial advisor.
      2. Brunt mentions how he was fired from the Ferengi Commerce Authority at least partially because of what Quark did during this episode to help his mother and Zek.
      3. Leck, the eliminator, makes his first appearance during this episode.
      "Sacrifice Of Angels": Not technically a Ferengi episode, but Kira mentions Quark helped rescue her from the Dominion, which occurred during this episode.

    • Spock's Brain
      The use of a neural stimulator remote control device to make Keevan's body walk and seem alive is identical to what McCoy did with Spock's brainless body in the Star Trek: TOS episode "Spock's Brain".

    • The Seven Samurai
      The plot of this episode is yet another story based on the movie The Seven Samurai and its Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven.

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