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Quark Latinum
  1. What do you think quark would do with it. He would probably buy a bunch of planets and build a palace made of solid latinum on a mountain made of solid latinum. He would probably swim in.
  2. This is interesting. Assuming 1 'GPL' is one slip, that means a bar of Gold-Pressed Latinum is worth about $187. It puts the value of Quark's bar at somewhere between $1 million and $1.5 million USD toward the end of DS9 (Rom offered to buy it for 5,000 bars and expected Quark to haggle up to 8,000).
'The Magnificent Ferengi'
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode
Episode no.Season 6
Episode 10
Directed byChip Chalmers
Written byIra Steven Behr
Hans Beimler
Featured musicDennis McCarthy
Production code534
Original air dateDecember 29, 1998
Guest appearance(s)
  • Jeffrey Combs as Brunt
  • Max Grodénchik as Rom
  • Aron Eisenberg as Nog
  • Cecily Adams as Ishka
  • Josh Pais as Gaila
  • Christopher Shea as Keevan
  • Hamilton Camp as Leck
  • Chase Masterson as Leeta
  • Iggy Pop as Yelgrun
Episode chronology
'Statistical Probabilities'
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Quark excitedly examines the gold bricks, only to discover all the latinum has been extracted; the gold itself is worthless. Resigned to his fate, Quark returns to the bar to find Morn, alive and well. He faked his own death, leaving Quark to get the others out of the way. Morn reveals where he really hid the latinum — in his second stomach.

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'The Magnificent Ferengi' is the tenth episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 134th episode overall, originally aired in syndication on December 29, 1997.[1] It was written by Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler, and directed by Chip Chalmers. The title is a reference to the film The Magnificent Seven, and the episode makes several minor homages to the film.

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Gold Pressed Latinum Bar Set - Star Trek DS9 Prop Replica - Quark Ferengi. $15.16 + shipping. Vintage Star Trek TNG Ferengi, Klingon, Borg Multi Image 3-D Hologram. Pure liquid latinum. Quark estimated this to be about 100 bricks' worth. Latinum was a rare silver-colored liquid metal that was used as currency by the Ferengi Alliance, the Cardassians, and many other worlds. For ease of transaction, latinum was usually suspended within bits of gold as a binding medium to produce gold-pressed latinum.

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the space station Deep Space Nine; the later seasons of the series depict a war between the United Federation of Planets and an invasive empire known as the Dominion. This is one of several episodes to focus on the Ferengi, an alien species known for their devotion to earning profit. In the episode, the mother of Deep Space Nine's Ferengi bartender Quark is taken captive by the Dominion, and he puts together an all-Ferengi team to rescue her.[2]

The episode is lighter in tone compared to the typical gritty Dominion War episodes of late Deep Space Nine seasons.[3] It features Iggy Pop as a guest star, and Jeffrey Combs in his recurring role as Ferengi government agent Brunt.[4]


Quark learns that his mother, Ishka (who is also Zek's lover), has been captured by the Dominion. The Ferengi leader Grand Nagus Zek offers a reward of 50 bars of gold-pressed latinum for her rescue. Quark and his brother Rom decide to assemble an all-Ferengi commando team to rescue her, claiming that the reward is 20 bars so they can keep a larger share. They first recruit Rom's son Nog, making him 'Strategic Operations Officer' for the mission. Next, they hire Leck, a Ferengi 'eliminator', tempting him with the challenge of fighting the Dominion's Jem'Hadar soldiers. Quark bails out his cousin Gaila, who has been arrested for vagrancy, and signs him up as a chance for redemption. Disgraced ex-Liquidator Brunt, hoping to win Zek's favor, persuades them to add him to the team for the use of his ship.

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In battle-training simulations, the Ferengi prove to be poor commandos; one simulation ends with Leck killing Ishka. Quark and Rom realize that although Ferengi may not be good commandos, they are excellent negotiators; instead of attacking the Dominion, they propose a prisoner exchange to win Ishka's freedom. Deep Space Nine's senior officers give Quark custody of Keevan, one of the Dominion's Vorta commanders captured in the episode Rocks and Shoals, and Quark arranges a meeting with the Dominion at the abandoned Cardassian space station Empok Nor.

The team makes base camp in Empok Nor's infirmary. The Dominion's negotiator, a Vorta named Yelgrun, arrives with Ishka in custody, guarded by a squad of Jem'Hadar. Quark offers his terms, to which Yelgrun agrees: all but two Jem'Hadar must leave the station before the prisoner exchange takes place. While celebrating their soon-to-be-successful exchange, Rom accidentally lets slip that the reward is actually 50 bars, not 20. In a rage, Gaila tries to shoot Quark but ends up killing Keevan.

Quark persuades the team not to give up, offering equal shares of the 50 bars. Nog discovers some working neural stimulators in the abandoned infirmary, which enables him to move Keevan's body by remote control. At the prisoner exchange, they are able to get Keevan's dead body to walk; Yelgrun does not realize he is dead until after Ishka is safely with Quark, when Keevan walks into a bulkhead. The Ferengi ambush the two Jem'Hadar guards and capture Yelgrun; as they leave Empok Nor, Keevan's body continues walking into the bulkhead.


io9 ranked 'The Magnificent Ferengi' as the 92nd best episode of the Star Trek franchise in a 2014 listing.[5] In 2015, Geek.com recommended this episode as 'essential watching' for their abbreviated Star Trek: Deep Space Ninebinge-watching guide.[6]

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In 2016, CNET noted that 'The Magnificent Ferengi' was rated one of the top ten episodes of all Star Trek episodes in an audience-based rating at the Star Trek 50th anniversary convention.[7] In 2018, Vulture.com rated 'The Magnificent Ferengi' the 11th best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, praising the episode's humor, performance by Jeffrey Combs, and guest star Iggy Pop.[8]The episode was noted as one of the top twenty funniest episodes of the Star Trek franchise in 2019.[9]

In 2019, ScreenRant ranked this the 3rd best episode for the character Nog.[10]


  1. ^'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season Six Syndication Package Index'. synbible.cbstvd.com. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  2. ^Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why By Terry J. Erdmann (Page 151)
  3. ^Bastién, Angelica Jade (January 4, 2018). 'The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ranked'. www.vulture.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  4. ^Bastién, Angelica Jade (January 4, 2018). 'The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ranked'. www.vulture.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  5. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-22.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine condensed: How to watch the most story-driven Trek'. Geek.com. 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  7. ^Kooser, Amanda. '10 best Star Trek episodes, according to the fans'. CNET. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  8. ^Bastién, Angelica Jade (January 4, 2018). 'The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ranked'. www.vulture.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  9. ^'The 20 Funniest Star Trek Episodes'. CBR. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  10. ^'Star Trek: 10 Best Nog Episodes, Ranked'. ScreenRant. 2019-09-29. Retrieved 2019-10-28.

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