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Quark's mother and the Grand Nagus show up on DS9, announcing a new amendment to the Bill of Opportunities he has instituted on the home planet of Ferenganar, and then follows up with the announcement, that, due to the new amendment, chaos has followed and he has been deposed. Written by Moviedude1

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In retrospect, Ira Steven Behr sees this episode the biggest disappointment of his entire time at Star Trek; "If you look through the list, "Profit and Lace" was really the last Ferengi show. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Emperor's New Cloak (1999) is a mirror universe show, and the Ferengi portion of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dogs of War (1999) is only the A-story or the B-story, depending on how you look at it. So this was the nail in that coffin." See more »

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Ferengi culture seems to have developed a well-defined sense of female fashion, highly distinct from the way males dress, which is odd in a culture where women have never been able to wear clothes. See more »

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Rom: Nagus? You remember my son Nog, don't you? He's the first Ferengi to join Starfleet.
Zek: I'll try not to hold that against him.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Possibly the worst episode of DS9.
16 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a huge fan of any Ferengi heavy episode, especially one with the annoying mother (Moogi) or the grand Nagus (Wallace Shawn). I normally love his acting but he always plays it over the top annoying. The voice is especially bad and the dialog is always horrid. This particular one is incredibly unpleasant to watch. The tone is inconsistent, story is weak and pacing is poor. Watching so many Ferengi act feminine was embarrassingly unpleasant. I have heard a bunch of reasons why it fell flat, particularly the poor directing, but it stands to reason no one involved in the actual production liked working on the episode.

The charming and gorgeous Leeta is not enough to pull this stinker up. Its a horrible episode and out of 173 this one could easily be deleted from all records and I don't think too many people would miss it. Even Ferengi lovers would be disappointed this time.

I can forgive the actors and producers because this season contains so many excellent episodes, so it doesn't really pull the rest down.


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