"Ferengi Love Songs" was the 118th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 20th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 21 April 1997. The episode was written by Hans Beimler and Ira Steven Behr and directed by Rene Auberjonois.


Quark learns that his mother is Grand Nagus Zek's lover—and that she is helping him run the entire Ferengi Alliance.



Julian BashirBruntJadzia DaxIshkaJonesJoremKira NerysLeetaLeckMaihar'duMornMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRomBenjamin SiskoWorf, son of MoghZekDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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GowronHorranIgelK'retokMartokPrinadoraSmeet the Oblivious

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Danube-class runaboutUSS Defiant (Defiant-class escort) • Janitza-class (in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits)


Chamber of OpportunityDeep Space 9FerenginarHabitat ringOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sSecurity officeTower of Commerce
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Feckle PrimeSeppus III

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaFerengi Commerce AuthorityFerengi AllianceKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran War Orphans FundBoard of LiquidatorsFerengi Futures ExchangeFerengi Gaming CommissionFerengi Market Exchange

Other referencesEdit

ancient textarcybiteBajoran earringBajoran prophecyBajoran weddingbusiness licensecontractCupiddaboDaiMonduraniumenergy whipFerengi Rules of AcquisitionFerengi Trade By-LawsFirst Clerkgouge mininggree-wormGrand NagusGree-wormHupyrian beetlejevonitejumja sticklatinumliquidatorlobelokar beanMarauder MomoogiePADDphase calibratorslug steakStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)tongotribbletricordertube grubvoleWaiver of Property and ProfitWrit of Accountability


Related mediaEdit

  • ST reference: Encyclopedia
    • Information about this episode is presented consistently in the third and fourth volumes.

Video releasesEdit


Notable cast and crewEdit


Captain Benjamin Sisko.




published order
Previous episode:
Ties of Blood and Water
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Soldiers of the Empire
Previous episode:
Ties of Blood and Water
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Soldiers of the Empire
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
An Easy Fast
Pocket Next Adventure:
Real Life

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