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'Family Business'
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 23
Directed byRené Auberjonois
Written by
Featured musicJay Chattaway
Production code469
Original air dateMay 15, 1995
Guest appearance(s)
  • Jeffrey Combs as Brunt
  • Andrea Martin as Ishka
  • Max Grodénchik as Rom
  • Penny Johnson as Kasidy Yates
Episode chronology
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 3)
List of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes

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'Family Business' is the 69th episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 23rd episode of the third season. It was written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and directed by Rene Auberjonois.[1] The episode had Nielsen ratings of 6.9 points when it was first broadcast.[2]

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the space station Deep Space Nine. This episode centers on the profit-seeking aliens known as the Ferengi, as Deep Space Nine's Ferengi bartender Quark returns home to the planet Ferenginar to deal with his mother's violation of the misogynist precepts of Ferengi culture.

The episode marks the first appearance of the planet Ferenginar in a Star Trek episode,[3] as well as the debuts of three recurring characters: Quark's mother Ishka (played by special guest star Andrea Martin), Liquidator Brunt of the Ferengi Commerce Authority (Jeffrey Combs), and freighter captain Kasidy Yates (Penny Johnson Jerald). Max Grodénchik appears in his recurring role as Quark's brother Rom.


Brunt, an agent of the Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA), serves Quark with a notice that his mother, Ishka, is charged with earning profit – an illegal activity for Ferengi women. As the family's eldest male, Quark is held responsible. He and his brother Rom return to their childhood home on Ferenginar, where they are surprised to find Ishka wearing clothes, which is also illegal for Ferengi women. Brunt gives Quark three days to get his mother to sign a confession.

Later, Ishka confirms that she earned three bars of gold-pressed latinum by investing a portion of the monthly stipend she receives from Quark; but she refuses to confess. Ishka tells Rom that this is a matter of pride, and proof that she is just as capable of earning profit as a man. Quark discovers that Ishka has actually been conducting business transactions under dozens of aliases, earning much more than just three bars of latinum. Even if Quark sells everything he owns, he will be unable to pay back what his mother has earned.

Quark confronts Ishka, who accuses him of being jealous of her financial acumen – just like his deceased father, Keldar. With that, an infuriated Quark decides to turn in Ishka to the FCA. Rom tries to stop him but agrees with Ishka, angering Quark further, and the conversation deteriorates into a brawl. Ishka interrupts the fight and allows Quark to leave to report her transactions.

Quark waits outside Brunt's office when Rom rushes in with the news that Ishka will split her profits with Quark. Quark hurries home to accept Ishka's offer, only to learn that Rom, fed up with Quark and Ishka's bickering, made up the story to force a conversation between them. Realizing that Rom is right and that their bickering has gone too far, Quark and Ishka relent. Ishka tells Quark that he gets his business acumen from her, not his father; but since she loves him and he is her son, she will sign the confession and give back the money. Later, she pays her reparations to Brunt, and a relieved Quark says his goodbyes and leaves. Now alone with Rom, Ishka reveals that she has outsmarted Quark and the Ferengi government yet again – by giving up only a third of her profits.

In a side plot, Deep Space Nine's commander Benjamin Sisko is set up on a date with freighter captain Kasidy Yates by his son Jake.


This episode was released on VHS video tape paired with 'Shakaar' by Paramount Home Video.[4]

This episode was released on October 2, 1998 in Japan as part of the half-season LaserDisc box set 3rd Season vol.2.[5] The format included both English and Japanese audio tracks, as well as Japanese captions.[5]

The episode was released on June 3, 2003 in North America as part of the season 3 DVD box set.[6]


  1. ^Erdmann, Terry J.; Block, Paula M. (2000). Deep Space Nine Companion. Simon and Schuster. ISBN978-0-671-50106-8.
  2. ^http://users.telenet.be/WebTrek/Ds9/Ratings/ratings.html
  3. ^Okuda, Michael; Okuda, Denise; Mirek, Debbie (2011). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN9781451646887.
  4. ^'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Vol. 3.12 - Family Business/Shakaar'. www.videocollector.co.uk. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  5. ^ ab'LaserDisc Database - Star Trek Deep Space 9: 3rd Season vol.2 [PILF-2441]'. www.lddb.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  6. ^'TrekToday - DS9 Season 3 DVD Details Released'. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

External links[edit]

  • 'Family Business' at IMDb
  • Family Business at Memory Alpha (a Star Trekwiki)
  • Family Business at StarTrek.com
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By popular demand, The Ugly Couch Show is proud to bring you the actual Drink Recipes from Quark’s Bar at Star Trek: The Experience. Remember, 80s Jeff was a bartender there for years, and we all worked there, so we know what we’re talking about. (These are the real deal, and all other sites featuring “star trek drinks” are full of crap.)

Saurian BrandyBorg Queen
Pattern BufferRisa Colada
Orion’s BeltHarry Mudd
Cardassian CoolerTranya
James Tea KirkChaotica’s Death Ray
Liquid LatinumMind Meld
Tamarian FrostBorg Sphere
Deanna Troi’s Chocolate ObessionWarp Core Breach

Saurian Brandy

Here’s another Martini-style drink for you all:

  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Twist Vodka
  • 1 oz Banana Liqueur
  • .5 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

In a Shaker cup, combine the Vodka and Banana Liqueur with ice. Shake gently, then pour into a chilled Martini glass. Last, gently pour the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur down the side of the glass so it sinks to the bottom, forming a layer. You may garnish this with a Maraschino Cherry (which is how we garnished it at Quark’s). Enjoy!

Borg Queen

This apple martini-style drink was also once called the T’Pol-tini:

  • 1 oz Smirnoff Green Apple Twist Vodka (you can use another apple vodka, but the Smirnoff tastes best in this drink)
  • 1 oz Dekuyper Apple Pucker Apple Schnapps
  • 1 oz 99 Apples Apple Schnapps
  • splash Sweet & Sour Mix

In a shaker cup, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake gently, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. For garnish, you can add apple flavored sugar to the rim of the glass. The sugar can be found at most liquor stores.


Hey kids. Here’s a drink that was often requested:

    • 1 oz Starbucks Coffee Liqueur (you can substitute Kahlua, but I think this one is better with the Starbucks)
    • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
    • 1 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
    • about 2 oz Half & Half
    • .5 oz (about two squirts) Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

In a shaker cup, combine the alcohol and chocolate syrup, then shake vigorously. Last, add the Half & Half and shake gently (if you shake too hard, it gets very frothy). Pour over ice into a tall glass and enjoy!


Quark Lumba

Here’s another popular one:

  • 1 oz Smirnoff Orange Twist Vodka (you can substitute another orange vodka, but Smirnoff seems to taste the best for this one)
  • 1 oz Alize Red Passion
  • .5 oz Banana Liqueur
  • about 1 oz Orange Juice
  • about 1 oz Pineapple juice

This drink is also layered so pay close attention to the order on this one. First, get a tall glass and fill with ice. Next, pour the vodka, then the orange and pineapple juice (you can mix the juice in advance if you like). Add the Alize next, so that it sits on top (it will mix a little, so don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it will still taste great). Last, float the Banana Liqueur on the top and enjoy!

Pattern Buffer

Here’s another frozen drink with festive colors for the holidays. This is also a swirreled so follow the directions carefully:

  • 1 oz Malibu Rum (or other brand coconut rum)
  • 1 oz Midori (or other brand melon liquer)
  • 1 oz Creme de Banana liqeur
  • 3 oz Pina Colada mix (liquid, not powder)
  • .5 oz Grenadine

Pour the Malibu rum, Midori, Creme de Banana, and Pina Colada mix into a blender with about a half cup of ice and blend until smooth, not watery (adding more ice if necessary). Pour the Grenadine by itself into the bottom of a tall glass. Finally, slowly and gently pour the frozen mix from the blender into the glass to get that swirreled effect. Enjoy kids!

Risa Colada

Here’s a tasty one for you all:

  • 1.5 oz Malibu Rum (or whichever coconut rum you can find)
  • 2 oz Pina Colada mix (liquid mix, not powder)
  • .5 oz Blue Curaco
  • about a 2 oz scoop of ice cream

This is a swirreled drink so follow along carefully. Put the rum, pina colada mix, and ice cream in a blender with about a half cup of ice and blend until smooth (add more ice if necessary). In an empty glass, pour the .5 oz of blue curaco. Finally, slowly and gently pour the frozen concoction into the glass with the curaco to get that swirreled effect. Enjoy as is or top with whipped cream.

Orion’s Belt

Here’s a shot that many have requested:

  • .5 oz Midori(or any other brand of melon liquer)
  • .5 oz Malibu Rum (or any brand of coconut rum)
  • splash of pineapple juice
  • splash of half and half

Put all ingredients into a shaker cup with ice, shake, strain into a shot glass and enjoy.

This can also be made as a tall drink (also known as the Jamaican Ten Speed:

  • 1 oz Midori(or any other brand of melon liqeur)
  • 1 oz Malibu Rum (or any brand of coconut rum)
  • about 1.5 oz pineapple juice
  • about 1.5 oz half and half
Quark lumba

Pour all ingredients into a glass with ice, stir and enjoy!

Harry Mudd

For this Monday, I’m presenting another shot:

  • .5 oz White Creme de Cocoa
  • .5 oz Irish Cream
  • .5 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • .5 oz Goldschlager

Pour all ingredients and ice into a shaker cup, shake, strain into a shot glass and enjoy.

The shot can also be made as a drink:

  • 1 oz White Creme de Cocoa
  • 1 oz Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz Goldschlager

Combine all the ingredients into a blender with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream, blend well, pour into a glass, then top with whiped cream and enjoy! (I like this one better than the shot.)

Quark Gold Pressed Latinum

Cardassian Cooler

Hey kids. I have to start by apologizing. I screwed up the auto-post on this one by setting the date for the 11th instead of the 10th, so my bad. Anyway, here is one of the shots we used to serve:

  • .5 oz Melon Liquer (Midori or whatever cheap melon liquer you can find)
  • .5 oz Smirnoff Citrus Twist Vodka (you can use a different citrus vodka, but Smirnoff works best)
  • .5 oz Tripple Sec

Combine all ingredients into a shaker cup with ice, shake, then strain into a shot glass. There it is kids. Enjoy!


So apparently, back when I was posting drink recipes, I forgot to post the recipe for a highly requested drink, the Tranya. Well kids, here you go:

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum (Malibu probably works best)
  • 1 oz Peachtree Schnapps
  • .25 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice

Mix the Coco Rum, the Peach Schnapps, Cranberry and Pineapple Juices, over ice. Finally, float the Amaretto on the top and enjoy!

James Tea Kirk

Like the Borg Sphere is basically a Tokyo Tea, the James Tea Kirk is basically an AMF (Adios Mother Fucker). Not a difficult drink to find a recipe for, but here you go:

  • .75 oz Bacardi Superior (or other white rum)
  • .75 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Blue Curaco
  • 1 oz Sprite (or 7up or other Lemon Lime soda)
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour mix

Mix together and pour over ice.

Quark Latinum

I was going over my old drink lists and found the old recipe for the bowl version of the James Tea Kirk. This one I thought was better so here you go:

  • 1.25 oz Gin
  • 1.25 oz Smirnoff Citrus Twist Vodka
  • 1.25 oz Vodka
  • 1.25 oz Blue Curaco
  • 1.25 oz Bacardi Superior (or other white rum)
  • 30 oz Sweet and Sour mix

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with dry ice and enjoy. This used to have Gatorade Alpine Frost in addition to the Sour mix, but they don’t make Alpine Frost anymore.

Chaotica’s Death Ray

This is a good drink if you like Banana. The Death Ray is as follows:

  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum (or any Coconut Rum)
  • 1 oz Bacardi Superior (or any cheap, clear, white rum)
  • 1 oz Bacardi 151 (or any cheap 151 proof rum)
  • 1 oz Banana Liquer
  • about 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • about 1 oz Cranberry Juice

Mix all the ingredients and pour over ice and drink away!

Liquid Latinum

Ok, here’s another one that people liked: The liquid Latinum

  • 1 oz Midori (or any other melon liquer)
  • 1 oz Blue Curaco
  • 1 oz Captain Morgan’s Spice Rum (or your favorite spiced rum)
  • 1 oz Alize Red Passion
  • about 1 oz Orange Juice
  • about 1 oz Pineapple Juice

This is a layered drink so you want to put the ice in the glass first. Next, pour the Midori and Blue Curaco at the same time. The next layer is the Juice, pour both at the same time. Finally, pour the Spice Rum and Alize for the final layer and enjoy!

Mind Meld

Quark Gold Pressed Latinum

Probably our second most popular drink on the menu, after the Warp Core Breach of course.

  • 1 oz Bacardi Superiour (or any white rum)
  • 1 oz Bacardi 151 (you can use any 151 proof rum I suppose, since you don’t drink it for the taste)
  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz tripple sec
  • about 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • about 1 oz Pineapple Juice

Basically mix all the ingredients listed together and pour over ice and there it is. If you can find it, peach sugar for the rim of the glass is the garnish we used. Have fun with this one.

Tamarian Frost

One of the drinks I’ve gotten the most requests to post the recipe for, after the Warp Core that is. Here it is:

  • 1 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Twist Vodka (you don’t have to use Smirnoff, but I would recommend it or Stoli Vanilla, since they have the best vanilla taste of the flavored vodkas I’ve tried)
  • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquer
  • 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • about 2 oz half and half

Mix everthing together and pour over ice, though you’ll want to be carefull not to aggitate it too much or the half and half gets pretty frothy, just like the Chocolate Obsession. There you go. Enjoy!

Borg Sphere

I personally hate this drink, but enough of you have requested it so here it is:

  • 4.5 oz vodka
  • 3 oz white rum (i.e. Bacardi Superior or any other non-flavored clear rum)
  • 3 oz melon liquer (Midori is the most common brand but there are others)
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • sweet & sour mix (common bar mixer found in any store)
  • Sprite (can also use 7up or Sierra Mist)

Mix the alcohol in a pitcher or other container, add about 15 oz sweet & sour mix and about 15 oz sprite, food-grade dry ice for that smoking effect and also some regular ice. There you go all. Enjoy.

Deanna Troi’s Chocolate Obsession

Ok, the next in line, as promised, is the Chocolate Obsession. It goes a little something like this:

  • 1 oz Starbucks Coffee Liquer (Kahlua, which was in the original recipie, can also be used)
  • 1 oz Irish Cream (we used Merry’s Irish Cream, but Bailey’s or Carolyn’s or whatever work too)
  • 1 oz Dekuyper Luscious Raspberry Rush (this one, like the Warp Core, is hard to replace with another brand. It really makes the Drink)
  • a couple quick squirts of Hershey’s Choclolate Syrup
  • about 2 oz Half and Half

I recommend mixing the alcohol and the Chocolate Syrup in a shaker first, shake, then add the half and half and gently shake. If you shake too hard after the half and half is added, it gets really frothy. Next, pour into a glass and enjoy. It may be hard to find, but if you can locate some chocolate sugar, add it to the rim of the glass with a little lime juice for a tasty garnish. I’m not sure which drink I’ll post next, I may just close my eyes and point.

Oh, and Barry brought up an intersting thing about the Warp Core. A long time ago, they used to use a mix of equal parts cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice in the Warp Core instead of Sobe Power. Some prefer this juice mix and some prefer the Sobe. I say, use whichever you like best. Later kids.

Warp Core Breach

Ok kids, as promised, here is the recipie for the Warp Core Breach:

Quark Latinum Gif

  • 4.5 oz Bacardi Superior (or any white, clear, cheap rum out there)
  • 3 oz Bacardi Limon (or any lemon rum you can find)
  • 1.5 oz Bacardi Select (Meyers Dark rum also works, or whatever dark rum your store has)
  • 1.5 oz Bacardi Spice (Captain Morgans also works, but any spice rum will do)
  • 1.5 oz Dekuyper Razzmatazz, this is the most important part, other Raspberry liquers don’t seem to work)
  • .75 oz Bacardi 151 (any 151 proof rum will do, since they all seem to taste like gasoline by themselves)
  • 30 oz Welch’s Mountain Berry. This is a great substitute for the Sobe Power fruit punch, which isn’t made anymore. The Mountain Berry lacks some of the tartness of the Sobe, but adding a pinch or two of powdered citric acid will do the trick.

Mix the alcohol, pour into a bowl, add the 30 oz of Welch’s Mountain Berry and food-grade dry ice and there you have it, the Warp Core Breach. Tomorrow, the Deanna Troi’s Chocolate Obsession!


A few people have asked me what our beers on tap were. Well, here you go:

  • Romulan Ale = Pabst Blue Ribbon (though it has also been Gordon Biersch Golden Export and before that, Warsteiner Lager)
  • Klingon Warnog Ale = Pyramid Hefeweizen
  • Klingon Blood Ale = Gordon Biersch Marzen (formerly Spaten)
  • Trixian Bubble Draft = Bud Light (has also been Moretti’s Italian Lager and J.W. Dundee’s Honey Brown)
  • Dominion Lager = Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock (years ago it was Krombacher)
  • Obsidian Dark = Newcastle Brown Ale (Isenbeck when I first started)
  • Cardassian Pale = Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Maporian Ale = Fat Tire Amber Ale