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Profit and Lace 

Quark's mother and the Grand Nagus show up on DS9, announcing a new amendment to the Bill of Opportunities he has instituted on the home planet of Ferenganar, and then follows up with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Siddig (as Siddig El Fadil)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Henry Gibson ... Nilva
Jeffrey Combs ... Brunt
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Cecily Adams ... Ishka
Chase Masterson ... Leeta
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Quark's mother and the Grand Nagus show up on DS9, announcing a new amendment to the Bill of Opportunities he has instituted on the home planet of Ferenganar, and then follows up with the announcement, that, due to the new amendment, chaos has followed and he has been deposed. Written by Moviedude1

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Armin Shimerman watched both Some Like It Hot (1959) and Tootsie (1982) for inspiration on how to play a woman; "The difference between those two films is that Tony Curtis was always winking at the camera, as if to say, 'I'm, playing a woman, but you know I'm really a man.' Dustin Hoffman's performance in Tootsie (1982) was, 'I'm playing a woman and I believe it.' And I decided I wanted to do the latter. I tried to be as feminine as I could." See more »

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Ferengi culture seems to have developed a well-defined sense of female fashion, highly distinct from the way males dress, which is odd in a culture where women have never been able to wear clothes. See more »

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Quark: Moogie and I argue all the time; it's our way of showing affection.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Pushing Ferengi humor to nearly the breaking point.
24 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Profit and Lace" is considered by some to be the worst episode of "Star Trak: Deep Space 9". While I wouldn't go that far, I would agree that it's sub-par and I can EASILY understand why folks wouldn't like it. It IS dumb. I laughed at some of the dumb and feel it is poor but there are many worse episodes.

When this Ferengi episode begins, the Grand Nagus has been removed from office and evil Brunt has taken his place--at least temporarily. This is because his fellow Ferengi assume the Grand Nagus has lost his mind, as he's out cavorting with Quark's moogie-- a woman who wears clothes and earns profit! The ex-Grand Nagus and Moogie soon arrive and are full of bluster, but Quark knows that it will be a very, very difficult fight to get the Grand Nagus' job back at the upcoming election.

So far, the show is a bit silly. But it shifts into warp drive silliness when Moogie has a heart attack when Quark is yelling at her. The plan HAD been for Moogie to wow one of the most powerful Ferengi leaders and convince him that there is profit to be made by treating females better. So what will they do? Yep, give Quark a sex change and have him handle the difficult meeting. It's all very embarrassing and I am sure that it must have also been uncomfortable for the actors. Even with the laughs the show provides periodically, the sheer weirdness and ickiness would probably make many viewers blush. Overall, I don't think it was awful but it sure could have been handled better...and without the sex change. Mega- weird, that's for sure!


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