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Family Business 

Quark and Rom return to the Ferengi home world because their mother has broken the law - by wearing clothes and earning profits, forbidden for women in Ferengi society.

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Rene Auberjonois

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Kasidy Yates (as Penny Johnson)
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Jeffrey Combs ... Brunt
Andrea Martin ... Ishka
Mel Green Mel Green ... Secretary
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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 that Quark finds out what they're charged with. They're held accountable for criminal activities of their mother, Ishka. Apparently she's been wearing clothes 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 into 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 easy and do things his own way. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Cestus III, the colony where Kasidy Yates' brother lives is the colony that was claimed by the Gorns in the original series episode "Arena." See more »

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Ishka addresses Rom as "Quark" See more »

Quotes

Ishka: Quark, sometimes you can be so thick-headed!
Rom: Now, Moogie, there's no need to be insulting...
Ishka: Of course there is!
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Kinda funny....
26 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Family Business" is a filler episode where nothing particularly important happens. Fortunately, it is pretty funny--at least the portion of the show about the Ferengi home world.

When the show begins, Quark has been summoned to the home world to face charges against his mother. Apparently, this abomination of a mother has dared to wear clothing as well as make profit--things that ONLY Ferengi were are allowed to do. Quark is beside himself with frustration because she won't recant of her evil ways--and it's even worse when he learns she's actually earned FAR more than the Ferengi government realizes!

The other plot is much less important--at least in this episode. It seems that Jake Sisko is trying to set up his father with a captain named Kasidy. Naturally his father isn't happy about this...until he meets her.

Overall, a slight episode but one that is pretty funny when it comes to the Ferengi. Worth seeing and a bit silly.


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15 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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