Trekathon 466: Business as Usual (DS9)

August 14th, 2012

Quark becomes a weapons dealer to get himself out of debt.

This is really pretty dark stuff. Quark gets into the business of selling weapons across the quadrant, and then in order to get out of it sets up a trap to kill his boss, his cousin, and two warring leaders from another planet, because they want to kill too many people. Oh, and then all is forgiven because Quark found a line he didn’t want to cross.

It’s an improvement on the comic dreck that normally passes for a Ferengi episode in DS9, but the tone really doesn’t quite work. It’s a bad fit for the show, but most especially for Quark’s character.

466 down, 271 to go.