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The Nagus 

The Ferengi leader, Grand Nagus Zek, comes to the station. He seems very interested in Quark's bar.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Lou Wagner ... Krax
Barry Gordon ... Nava
Lee Arenberg ... Gral
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Tiny Ron Tiny Ron ... Maihar'du
Wallace Shawn ... Zek


The leader of the Ferengi, Grand Nagus Zek and his son Krax arrive at DS9. Quark and his brother, Rom are in awe and quickly arrange for everything Zek needs. Zek praises Quark's business instinct, but Quark fears for the worst; thinking Zek wants to take over his bar for free, and won't take no for an answer. Instead, Zek tells Quark a conference will be held in the bar, where Ferengi politicians will discuss how to exploit the business opportunities in the Gamma Quadrant. Zek tells the members he won't be the Ferengi leading the Alliance into the Gamma Quadrant and will appoint his successor. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Max Grodénchik (Rom) and Tiny Ron (Maihar'du) previously appeared together in the film "The Rocketeer" (1991), as Wilmer and Lothar, respectively, with the former brutally murdered by the latter. See more »


Odo should never have been able to get through the airlock door on Zek's ship. It's been shown that Odo can get through the cracks in doors by reverting to his liquid state. However an airlock has an air tight seal, there would be no "crack" for Odo to slip through. See more »


Zek: [on Krax] It's like talking to a Klingon.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Enter the Grand Nagus of Ferrengar
19 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Wallace Shawn the head Ferrengi of them all, puts in an appearance as the ruler of the Ferrengi Empire, his first on Deep Space 9. As they are an empire built on commerce they have a unique set of ethics.

It's a good thing that Shawn is coming as he has designated Quark as his successor. That arouses a few ires but when the Grand Nagus is done in and Quark is next it's every Ferrengi for himself.

I love Wallace Shawn's appearances as the Nagus on DS9. One Ferrengi you have to get up pretty early in the morning to outfox.

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