Quark and Rom are in a panic when the Ferengi liquidator posts a writ of accountability on the bar's walls. It's only after a couple of bribes does Quark find out what they're charged with. They're held accountable for criminal activities of their mother Ishka. Apparently she's been wearing other and earning profits, both strictly forbidden for Ferengi women. Quark is required by law to convince her to sign a confession and reveal her accomplices. Failure will result in her being placed in servitude and Quark will have to make restitution for her crimes, a prospect he doesn't fancy. Meanwhile, Jake tells his father the freighter captain Kasidy Yates is back on the station. He really wants them both to meet and wants to arrange dinner. Sisko wants to take it more easy and do things his own way. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Ishka's head-piece for this episode was based on that worn by Wallace Shawn as Zek, and was designed to look almost caricature-like, with drooping lobes and large jowls. For the scene when her knees are seen, makeup supervisor Michael Westmore even designed drooping kneecaps. For the shot where her shoulders and the top of her chest were exposed, Westmore didn't have time to create a proper foam-latex appliance, so he rubberized Kleenex, and wrinkled it, laying it across Andrea Martin's shoulders and on the upper portion of her chest. According to Westmore, Martin was not amused by the makeup. See more
When Quark and Rom are arguing about their father Quark puts his hands over his lobes. The fingers make impressions on his foam rubber skull. See more
[Sisko plans to name the new runabout the 'Rubicon'
The 'Rubicon' it is. You know, the rate we go through runabouts, it's a good thing the Earth has so many rivers.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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