Ferengi Heroes

Story: The Magnificent Ferengi
Written By: Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1997

The best Ferengi focused episode by far. I’ve said it before, but unlike many fans I often enjoy the Ferengi episodes on DS9, but most fans who would disagree with me on that one have to admit that this one is pretty entertaining. Ishka, Quark and Rom’s moogie, is captured by the Dominion; it is up to them to save her. They assemble a team of Ferengi for a rescue mission including Nog, Brunt, Gaila, and Leck and create a plan for a prisoner exchange. Sisko agrees to use Keevan, the Vorta captured in “Rocks and Shoals”, to be the prisoner exchanged for Ishka. But things get even stickier when Gaila accidently shoots and kills Keevan.
It is an all around fun time. There is just so much enjoyment I get out of seeing the various interactions between these Ferengi. It really is amazing to see how far they’ve come from their first appearance in “The Last Outpost”. Also Iggy Pop gives a great performance as the Vorta holding Ishka.

Good fun.

NEXT TIME: Sisko trapped with Dukat