Trekathon 355: Prophet Motive (DS9)

Grand Nagus Zek tries to change all Ferengi culture.

So, whose bright idea was it that the first reappearance of the wormhole aliens since the pilot should be in a ‘comedy’ Ferengi episode? That takes my normal annoyance at Ferengi episodes to a whole new level. It’s better than some of the other Ferengi episodes, but not by a lot.

The sub-plot was kind of nice, with Bashir trying to not become too attached to winning a prize he can’t win. At least until I found out afterwards that the whole thing was an extended metaphor for TNG’s Emmy nomination, which kind of coloured my view of it in retrospect.

355 down, 382 to go.