Trekathon 370: Family Business (DS9)

May 10th, 2012

Quark’s mother breaks Ferengi law.

Grading on the ‘Ferengi episode’ curve this was pretty good. That means it comes out slightly above ‘mediocre’ on the normal scale. My main problem in enjoying this is just the sheer offensiveness of Ferengi culture’s treatment of women. But the story works in the end, and other than one really horrible slapstick scene avoids most of the normal pitfalls of these episodes.

(My other problem with this is the idea of the ‘Ferengi Commerce Authority’ – why would a hyper-capitalist society have a commerce regulator? Sure, they seem to be doing cultural, not economic, stuff in this episode. But it still feels wrong).

370 down, 367 to go.