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Old April 24 2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Quark

He is becoming annoying. He should be the main star the amount of episodes that evolve around him All of his stories are becoming boring. Is this a trend to come? (I am at the start of season 3)
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Old April 24 2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Some people love Quark, other hate him.

I think he's one of the better balanced, more realistic, and most hu-mon Star Trek characters, but I was not that fond of him during my first trip through DS9.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Quark can be annoying as hell sometimes, but he's great when he's bouncing off other characters in a scene.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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Some people love Quark, other hate him.

I think he's one of the better balanced, more realistic, and most hu-mon Star Trek characters, but I was not that fond of him during my first trip through DS9.
Agreed. But the role he sometimes played, "Outside alien with a unique cynical perspective of The Federation" (Garak also had some of this) might have been better served being given to a more charismatic character with that being his defining trait.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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TNG totally trashed the Ferengi in their first appearance, as they originally were supposed to be the main bad guys. Quark added a new perspective to them, but they still served as Trek's resident clowns.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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Armin Shimmerman himself said he spent his seven years on DS9 trying to makeup for what TNG did to the Ferengi.
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Old April 25 2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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Quark is one of the best characters on DS9. He's one of the few civilian, non-Human characters we ever get on Star Trek and he's also hilarious. He was a needed perspective on a show set on a station with all kinds of non-Starfleet, non-Human characters.

He's just a guy trying to get sex and money, and sometimes do a little good. Who can't sympathize with that?
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Old April 25 2013, 04:04 PM   #8
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Speaking of Quark, I've always wondered why he (and some other Ferengi) do not wear that head dress thing. I've only seen bits an pieces of them in TNG so I don't know if it was ever explained there or ever explained at all.

Does the head dress mean anything in particular to the Ferengi or is just a fashion statement, like how some people like wearing ball caps and others do not.
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Old April 25 2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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Speaking of Quark, I've always wondered why he (and some other Ferengi) do not wear that head dress thing. I've only seen bits an pieces of them in TNG so I don't know if it was ever explained there or ever explained at all.

Does the head dress mean anything in particular to the Ferengi or is just a fashion statement, like how some people like wearing ball caps and others do not.
The real world reason was that most Ferengi masks didn't wrap all the way around the back of the head, and the dress was used to cover that up and make the makeup process easier. Quark was the first, and one of the few, Ferengi that had the full mask.
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Old April 25 2013, 04:24 PM   #10
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trekker670,

Ah, that makes sense! Thanks for the information.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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Never heard that. Interesting to know. Good thing Nog didn't serve with Riker. He'd probably make him take it off in true jerk fashion.
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Old April 25 2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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Quark is easily one of my favourite characters on DS9 - brilliantly played and so colourfully brought to life by Armin Shimerman.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:54 PM   #13
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Are the different aliens in star trek supposed to represent races in earth now?
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Old April 25 2013, 11:35 PM   #14
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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.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:46 PM   #15
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Collective stupidity?
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