Feb 12, 2020
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Profit and Lace” (part 3 of 6)
Ah, nothing like a blissful two minutes of beauty shots of Terek Nor. The opening credits are hands down the highlight of this episode, and that’s an understatement. When we come back from that, we see Quark enter his quarters with Zek and Ishka close behind.
Ishka gives him a backhanded compliment about the size of his quarters, while the Nagus waxes poetic about this being the new headquarters of the “sole legitimate government of Ferenginar”. Well, I think we just found a new playfriend for the old Iraqi Information Minister. The Americans are not on Ferenginar!
Quark still can’t believe Brunt is the new Nagus, leading to another go-round on the “Acting Grand Nagus Brunt” gag, which (minus credits and commercial break) is only thirty seconds since the last time. So this is only the second time they’ve used the joke, and it’s already excruciating. Would you believe there are about five hundred more repetitions to go? No? Well, denial is sometimes a very appealing state of mind.