DS9 Episode 2.7 – Rules of Acquisition

In which rubber ears take the place of a codpiece.

Memory Alpha says: 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. (Please click the Memory Alpha link for detailed information.)

My Review

I am, at last, getting back to DS9 – partly because I have seasons 1 through 5 on DVD, whereas my current internet situation makes it difficult to stream the TNG material. Just to date this entry (other than by looking at the actual date on it): the TNG HD/Blu-Ray trailers have just started going around. I don’t actually have a Blu-Ray player. I would be happy enough just to have plain old DVDs. OH WELL. Let’s get on with ‘Ferengi Twelfth Night’ and try to get out of this blogging dry spell.

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DS9 Episode 1.11: The Nagus

In which Ferengi culture gets a little more fleshed out… with hairy ears.

Memory Alpha says: With the sudden death of Grand Nagus Zek, Quark becomes the new leader of the Ferengi Alliance, but he also becomes a target for murder. (Please click the Memory Alpha link for detailed information.)

My Review
Well, I finally have a proper, working internet connection again, so I can blog some more – although it seems inappropriate to cover a Ferengi episode when I have an ear infection. I don’t quite feel like this:

but I don’t feel too good.

This episode introduces Grand Nagus Zek and starts to show us a bit more about how the Ferengi Alliance works. Well, it shows us that the Ferengi Alliance does work, in its own shifty, shady, shonky little way, and that it’s run by people with at least fractionally more nous than those twerps with energy whips who occasionally mildly inconvenience Captain Picard. Feeling about Ferengi-centric episodes seems to be a bit divided among DS9 fans, as some regard them as Odious Comic Relief. I like ’em. I like ’em all. What do you mean, ‘Profit and Lace’? There’s an episode called ‘Profit and Loss,’ you must be thinking of that. Move along.
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