Synopsis: A malfunction on Quark’s new ship causes Quark, Rom, and Nog to crash in the year 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.
Memory Alpha Summary: Funnier than when Voyager found Amelia Earhart
Review: Oh, another joke for Morn, as he gets to take over the bar while Quark and Rom are away.
Continue reading 72. Little Green Men
Synopsis: When Quark learns that he is dying, he auctions his vacuum-desiccated body to raise capital. Meanwhile, an accident on a mission prompts Dr. Bashir to transfer Keiko’s baby into Major Kira.
Memory Alpha Summary: Keiko did this so Worf couldn’t deliver her baby again.
Review: I love Quark and I don’t love Ferengi episodes, but this one ain’t half-bad. Partially because of the totally awesome B-plot with Keiko’s baby being transported into Nerys. Just a perfect solution for the “Nana Visitor is pregnant” problem without resorting to any silliness about Shakaar.
Continue reading 83. Body Parts (4.25)
Synopsis: After Quark lies about killing a Klingon in his bar, the dead man’s widow abducts Quark to the Klingon homeworld to marry him.
Memory Alpha Summary: Sitcom plot!
Review: A Klingon episode and a Ferengi episode? I shudder just writing that sentence. But consider me surprised that I didn’t hate this episode, and it’s all because of Armin Shimmerman.
Continue reading 103. House of Quark (3.03)
Synopsis: Quark’s employees, led by Rom, form a union against Quark’s unfair labor practices and promptly go on strike.
Memory Alpha Summary: Passes the low bar set for Ferengi episodes
Review: As far as Ferengi episodes, not overly obnoxious. But I can’t get that excited over an hour long surface-level debate about unions.
Continue reading 115. Bar Association (4.16)
Synopsis: When Quark’s mother Ishka is captured by the Dominion, Quark, Rom, and Nog lead a team of Ferengi into a meeting on Empok Nor with Keevan as their payment.
Memory Alpha Summary: Kurosawa’s legend lives on
Review: Yes, Ferengi episodes are stupid, but this one made me laugh a couple of times, which is more than I can for a lot of the episodes so far in Season 6.
Continue reading 116. The Magnificent Ferengi (6.10)
Synopsis: Quark is reunited with his lost Cardassian love, but he learns that she is a member of the Cardassian underground.
Memory Alpha Summary: Tainted love
Review: A tough episode, as we’re asked to believe that Quark and a Cardassian used to be lovers.
Continue reading 123. Profit and Loss (2.18)
Synopsis: Grand Nagus Zek has become a philanthropist, and Quark worries that he may have gone insane; Bashir is nominated for a prestigious medical award.
Memory Alpha Summary: Glass ceiling
Review: As far as Ferengi episodes go, it’s not terrible.
Continue reading 148. Prophet Motive (3.16)
Synopsis: Quark’s mother violates Ferengi law by earning profit.
Memory Alpha Summary: Glass ceiling
Review: I know the cast and crew were very proud of this episode, but man I just have a hard time getting into a Ferengi drama. The conflicts are overly simplistic–a female is trying to work AND wear clothes!?!?–and their indignancy is unpleasant to listen to. It was nice to see Rom get angry and use some trickery to resolve the conflict, but when it comes down to it, I just don’t care. One cool thing this episode does is mention the start of Nog’s future Star Fleet career.
Continue reading 149. Family Business (3.23)
Synopsis: Kira, Damar, and Garak are ambushed on Cardassia; Quark receives a message from Grand Nagus Zek appointing him the next leader of the Ferengi Alliance.
Memory Alpha Summary: A Ferengi episode to interrupt the final drama. Good call, guys.
Review: I was prepared for the penultimate episode being a tour de force, wrapping up the Dominion War while leaving the final episode for the denouement. Instead we have a decent story for the Cardassian rebellion usurped by one final mess of a Ferengi episode. While it’s fitting that Rom would be appointed the Grand Nagus given how much their society has changed under the leadership of Moogie, nobody cares, and it sets up another rant by Quark about how he should be able to sexually exploit his workers. Was that supposed to be funny in 1999? Gee willikers.
Continue reading 151. Dogs Of War (7.24)
Synopsis: Grand Nagus Zek assigns Quark to initiate negotiations with a planet in the Gamma Quadrant, but Quark’s new associate is not what he seems.
Memory Alpha Summary: Rule #843: Never count on Ferengi episodes being good
Review: This could have been a touching Ferengi episode, but instead it dances between dramatic and farce and never really pulls off either.
Continue reading 156. Rules of Acquisition (2.07)