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The Nagus 

The Ferengi leader, Grand Nagus Zek, comes to the station. He seems very interested in Quark's bar.

Director:

David Livingston

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Lou Wagner ... Krax
Barry Gordon ... Nava
Lee Arenberg ... Gral
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Tiny Ron Tiny Ron ... Maihar'du
Wallace Shawn ... Zek
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Storyline

The leader of the Ferengi, Grand Nagus Zek and his son Krax arrive at DS9. Quark and his brother, Rom are in awe and quickly arrange for everything Zek needs. Zek praises Quark's business instinct, but Quark fears for the worst; thinking Zek wants to take over his bar for free, and won't take no for an answer. Instead, Zek tells Quark a conference will be held in the bar, where Ferengi politicians will discuss how to exploit the business opportunities in the Gamma Quadrant. Zek tells the members he won't be the Ferengi leading the Alliance into the Gamma Quadrant and will appoint his successor. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Krax, Zek's son, was not seen or mentioned again after this episode. See more »

Goofs

Benjamin Sisko finds his son Jake is secretly teaching the Ferengi Nog. One of the facts Nog recites is that Bajor is the largest planet in its system, and that it has three moons, to which Jake agrees. Bajor, however, is said to have five moons. For example, later in the first season, "Progress" features a story line about a drilling operation on Bajor's fifth moon named Jeraddo. See more »

Quotes

[Zek comes back from the dead, and confronts his son]
Zek: It was a test, to see if you were ready to take my place! And you failed, miserably!
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Too Much Ferengi
25 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While I think the Ferengi are an interesting part of the Star Trek canon, too much of them wears a bit thin. Here, Quark is given tremendous power, when the Nagus passes his position on to him. Of course, now his head is on the line from his own people who thought they should get the title, including the son. It is a comic episode for the most part and Quark is his usual detestable (but cute) self. Wally Shawn plays the gnarled up old guy who is the Nagus and does it quite well. There is a sort of maudlin subplot having to do with Sisko and his son.


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