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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 3.12a - Family business

Stardate around 48820
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A Ferengi agent named Brunt (Jeffrey Combs) from the Ferengi Commerce Authority serves Quark (Armin Shimerman) with a writ of accountability because Quark and Rom's (Max Grodénchik) mother, Ishka (Andrea Martin), is charged with earning a profit - an illegal activity for Ferengi women. As the family's eldest male, Quark is held responsible. On Ferenginar, Ishka confirms that she did break Ferengi law by investing a portion of her monthly stipend from Quark, but earned only three bars of latinum in the process. Then Quark discovers that Ishka has actually been conducting business transactions under dozens of aliases all over the Ferengi Alliance, making a tremendous profit. Even if Quark sells everything he owns, he will be unable to pay back what his mother has earned. Quark must decide whether to turn Ishka over to the FCA, or face total financial ruin.

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo, Director
  • Siddig el Fadil .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Terry Farrell .... Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Nana Visitor .... Major Kira Nerys
  • Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
  • Jeffrey Combs .... Brunt
  • Max Grodénchik .... Rom
  • Andrea Martin .... Ishka
  • Penny Johnson .... Captain Kasidy Yates
  • Mel Green .... the secretary
  • Ira Steven Behr .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe .... Screenwriter

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


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