Quark meets his match when a new rival opens a casino opposite Quark's Bar on the Promenade; meanwhile the station is suffering issues of high improbability.

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Odo
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Dr. Julian Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
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Martus, an El-Aurian, con man is being held in detention for trying to work a mark. In his cell he meets Cos, a dying alien with a strange gambling device, who tells Martus of a string of bad luck he's had, and which he implies we're brought on by the gambling device. After Cos dies, Martus takes the device. and decides to become Quark's rival, opening another casino on the Promenade. Meanwhile, O'Brien has constructed a racquetball court to get some physical exercise, and to his chagrin, finds out Dr. Bashir plays as well. O'Brien is no match for Bashir, much to his frustration.yet, he keeps challenging Bashir, who fears for Chiefs' health and tries to get him to stop. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Whoopi Goldberg was to have played Guinan, her recurring role from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). But she was unavailable due to her movie work. She next appeared in the Trek universe in Star Trek: Generations (1994), which explains that Guinan is an El-Aurian. See more »

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[Martus has pinched Rom from Quark's and employed him in his own establishment]
Quark: Careful, Martus - he shaves the latinum.
Rom: I do not! Not much...
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Meh...
18 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Rivals" is an okay episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and nothing more. It begins with a conman, Martus (Chris Sarandon) getting arrested by Constable Odo. While incarcerated for fraud, he meets an odd alien with a hand-held gaming device. The guy unexpectedly dies and Martus uses it to construct larger gaming devices--and he opens a bar across from Quark's. Soon Martus seems to have the midas touch.

At the same time, Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien begin playing some futuristic version of racquetball. O'Brien is totally outclassed and playing him isn't fun because O'Brien is so hyper-competitive. So how does this plot intersect with the plot involving Martus? And, more importantly, does anyone really care? I sure know I didn't particularly care for this one. Very skippable.


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