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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