Reason #42 Why I Love DS9 – The Magnificent Ferengi

by Alan Rapp on March 4, 2012

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“A child, a moron, a failure, and a psychopath. Quite a little team you’ve put together.”
magnificent-ferengiThere are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #42: The Magnificent Ferengi

Over the years there have been several remakes and homages to The Seven Samurai, most notably The Magnificent Seven. Never has a more unlikely group of heroes been assembled than in “The Magnificent Frerengi.”

After Quark (Armin Shimerman) learns his mother (Cecily Adams) has been kidnapped by the Dominion the Grand Nagus orders him to do everything to get her back. Dismissing the plan of hiring mercenaries to retrieve his Moogie, Quark stumbles upon the less than brilliant plan of putting together his own team comprised completely of Feregni.

The team includes Quark, Rom (Max Grodénchik), Nog (Aron Eisenberg), Gaila (Josh Pais), Brunt (Jeffrey Combs), and a Ferengi liquidator known as Leck (Hamilton Camp). When the group’s training in the holosuite ends in disaster Quark decides to use his Federation resources to arrange a prisoner transfer and trade a captured Vorta (Christopher Shea) for his mother.

Even the transfer doesn’t go according to plan as the Ferengi accidentally kill their Vorta before the exchange. Their solution is rather morbid, reanimating the corpse to appear alive using neural stimulators and a remote control, but it’s very amusing.

Of all the Quark episodes this is one of the best as this rag tag team somehow actually finds a way to complete their mission. It’s also memorable for casting Iggy Pop as the Dominion commander in control of the transfer

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leonard March 31, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Great episode!

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quark July 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Great episode

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