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Old April 26 2013, 12:53 AM   #16
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I love Quark for the sly Ferengi troll he is (or was).
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Old April 26 2013, 02:52 AM   #17
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Quark is tied for 1st place as my favorite DS9 character (the other is Garak).
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Old April 26 2013, 03:14 AM   #18
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I feel the opposite! I am on Season 5 and still look forward to Quark episodes. They have a lightness to them that Star Trek lacks sometimes. Usually they bring much needed comedic relief, at least for me anyways. I still love whenever Odo tries to catch Quark in some scheme. I also never get sick of Garak centered episodes.

My favorite Quark/Odo episode is probably "The Ascent" in Season 5.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:21 AM   #19
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Quark is tied for 1st place as my favorite DS9 character (the other is Garak).
Yeah... Garak is my fave, then Quark and Odo are close seconds.
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Old April 26 2013, 06:11 AM   #20
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I admire his customer service skills.
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Old April 26 2013, 06:16 AM   #21
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My favorite Quark/Odo episode is probably "The Ascent" in Season 5.
"Don't you get it? I'm not saving you. I'm taking you along as rations. When you die... I'm going to eat you!"

That line makes me laugh every time!
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Old April 26 2013, 07:58 PM   #22
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"The Ascent" is also one of my favorite DS9 episodes. I love the bickering between Quark and Odo throughout the whole episode, and especially the ending -- when they tell each other they hate each other, and then just start laughing. They have such a bizarre relationship. It's one of the things I love most about DS9.

The thing that makes Quark so great is that he's one of the few Star Trek characters who isn't, well... a goody-two-shoes, for lack of a better term. Almost every regular character in the Star Trek universe is a member of Starfleet, which means they're expected to live up to a higher standard. As a result, they can sometimes come off as a little too perfect. But Quark is a civilian, and he couldn't care less about Starfleet's moral code. He's just out to make money and have a little fun.

And he's sarcastic and hilarious, which are also points in his favor.
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Old April 27 2013, 05:10 AM   #23
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My favorite Quark/Odo episode is probably "The Ascent" in Season 5.
"Don't you get it? I'm not saving you. I'm taking you along as rations. When you die... I'm going to eat you!"

That line makes me laugh every time!
Yeah that episode was great! Haha.
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Old April 29 2013, 02:53 PM   #24
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I'm also a Quark fan. It's a very juicy part for an amazing actor, and I think he succeeded almost single-handedly in making the Ferengi believable.
Of course they're comical but when I look at Quark, that's not all there is to him. Armin Shimerman gives the character a substance that makes him real. He has his serious moments, he has his deeply felt emotions - occasionally even about things other than latinum - he even has the odd attack of uncharacteristic valour and I can buy them all. The actors who play his brother and nephew did sterling work as well.
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Old April 29 2013, 10:41 PM   #25
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Armin Shimerman gives the character a substance that makes him real. He has his serious moments, he has his deeply felt emotions - occasionally even about things other than latinum - he even has the odd attack of uncharacteristic valour and I can buy them all.
Agreed. I just watched "Call to Arms" last night, and there's a nice little scene in it that for some reason I didn't remember. All the Bajorans have evacuated DS9, but Rom stays behind, even though he could have left with Leeta, because "brothers should stick together". Quark calls him an idiot and kisses him on the head, and it was just such a Quark thing to do. He pretends that he doesn't care about anyone, but it still shows in subtle ways. And it's always believable, because Shimerman portrays him so effortlessly.

I know Quark annoys a lot of Trek fans, but to me, he's one of the best parts of DS9.
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Old April 29 2013, 10:47 PM   #26
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I always called Quark's bar the heart of deep space 9. The show just wouldn't be the same without him.
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Old May 1 2013, 06:21 AM   #27
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^ Amen.
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Old May 2 2013, 04:25 PM   #28
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Star Trek aliens traditionally were intended to represent individual human traits, i.e., Vulcans=Logic, Ferengi=Greed, etc. I could never figure out what they were supposed to represent with all the different Xindi factions.
I always was under the impression they serve as overdrawn parallels for ethnic groups and how they were seen from a US-centric view starting with TOS. Klingons as russians, Romulans as the japanese, Cardassians as nazi germany and Ferengi as the logical conclusion of capitalist, hedonist 20th century americans.
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Old May 2 2013, 05:37 PM   #29
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. . .Ferengi as the logical conclusion of capitalist, hedonist 20th century americans.
This apparently was part of the original conception, yet some viewers interpret them as anti-semitic stereotypes.
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Old May 5 2013, 08:35 PM   #30
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Quark is comic relief for the series especially in between the heavy hitter episodes.I like the Quark/ferengi eps they added to the ferengi as a species.When they portayed in TNG they came off as bumbling fools at least in DS9 the grew and evolved .
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