The Orb 87: I’m Gonna Need Some Brain Bleach Now / by Trek fm

Profit and Lace Commentary.

The sixth season of Deep Space Nine brought us some of Star Trek’s best episodes. In fact, it delivered what is considered by many to be the best hour of DS9—and one of the best in the entire franchise—with “In the Pale Moonlight.” But it also gave us what is widely considered to be DS9’s worst: “Profit and Lace.”

In this episode of The Orb, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing step out of their usual world of serious discussion and into the Bosom Buddies reality, where Quark is a woman and Doctor Bashir performs gender-altering operations in the name of Ferengi politics. Was there merit to the original idea? What happened on the road from paper to screen that made this episode go so wrong? And which world leader does Grand Nagus Brunt remind us of? Grab your Slug-o-Cola and get set to gaze into another side of The Orb.

Running Time: 1 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

Associate Producers

Ruth Ward, Will Nguyen, and Ken Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Commentary (00:07:37)
Final Thoughts (00:55:09)
Closing (01:01:01)

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