Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 18

Business as Usual (7 Apr. 1997)

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Quark must wrestle with his conscience when he becomes involved with arms merchants.

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Alexander Siddig wanted his uncle, Malcolm McDowell (who played Dr. Soran in Star Trek: Generations (1994)) to play Hagath, but McDowell was not available so the role went to his A Clockwork Orange (1971) costar Steven Berkoff instead. See more »

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[Quark learns he won't be prosecuted for helping to sell illegal weapons]
Quark: [to Odo] Better luck next time.
Sisko: You better hope there *isn't* a next time, Mister! I've cut you a lot of slack in the past; I even looked away once or twice when I could have come down hard on you. But those days are over. Now, we may not be able to get you for selling weapons, but you so much as litter on the Promenade, and I will nail you to the wall!
Major Kira Nerys: Something to look forward to!
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Spoofs The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Quark is faced with the possibility that he MIGHT have a conscience.
18 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A few episodes before this one, Quark's cousin, Gaila (Josh Pais), ruins Quark....for kicks. Because of this, Quark is broke and his future very bleak--especially since he's a Ferengi. So, when Gaila shows up at Quark's bar, you wonder what more can the cousin do to him?! No, it seems that he is actually there for a business proposition and perhaps bankrupting Quark was all part of this plan. So what is the plan? Quark will open up the bar to entertain Gaila's business prospects--folks who come from all around the quadrant to buy various weapons. Quark seems to have no choice to accept--even though he has repeatedly stated that selling arms is against his personal code of honor, such as it is.

This is a rather clever episode and helps to further develop Quark as a character. While it's not among the very best of the Ferengi episodes, it is quite good and worth seeing.


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