Emissaries of Profits – Q Less

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

We’re talking about episode six of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shadier elements of the alpha quadrant speculate about the value of gamma quadrant artifacts, Quark holds an auction, and a space manta ray goes home. The station is also almost destroyed.

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Errata

We were wrong about Clueless. The movie aired in 1995, the show started in 1996. There is no connection between the title of this episode and the very popular movie and TV show. We are very sorry for this error.

The wildlife painter Marshall was trying to remember is Robert Bateman.

Emissaries of Profits – Past Prologue

Kira has barely gotten to know her new DS9 colleagues or settled in as a “legitimate” officer of post-occupation Bajor when she has to confront an old fellow freedom-fighter who can’t give up the fight — and the infamous Duras sisters from TNG are a surprise part of his plans.