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Old 05-17-2009, 03:03 PM
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I just saw "The Search, Part II" and something still puzzles me everytime I watch it. In the scene where Sisko attempts to convince Quark to join him by showing him the staff of the Grand Nagus, are we really supposed to believe that the Nagus actually used it to get Quark to go? Or do you think it was just replicated and used as a final attempt to lure Quark into the request? I mean, if you think about it, why wouldn't Sisko just show him the staff in the first place? There would have been no argument, no commotion, no nothing. Quark, as stingy as he may be, always has respected the Nagus and what he has stood for.

However, my personal opinion is that Sisko merely replicated the staff. I mean, who's to say it's illegal for Starfleet to replicate such items. Comments? Thoughts?
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:59 PM
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I wouldnt put it above the Nagus to get Quark to go. Honestly, I hadnt thought about it much.
But now that you mention it, it would make sense for Sisko to just replicate it.
Although I'm quite sure that he waited to show Quark the staff just for the fun of it. I mean, it's kinda boring for Sisko to just tell Quark he has to go. You know he totally enjoyed making Quark bend and kiss the staff
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:16 AM
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It was Quark who in part first discovered the existence of the Dominion in the earlier season 2 episode.

Perhaps the Nagus wanted a representative of the Ferengi there for some business reason. At that point, the Dominion weren't quite the danger they would become in the end.
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I wouldnt put it above the Nagus to get Quark to go. Honestly, I hadnt thought about it much.
But now that you mention it, it would make sense for Sisko to just replicate it.
Although I'm quite sure that he waited to show Quark the staff just for the fun of it. I mean, it's kinda boring for Sisko to just tell Quark he has to go. You know he totally enjoyed making Quark bend and kiss the staff
lol "Quark? Aren't you forgetting something?"



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Consider this, though.

The tip of the Nagus' staff is probably made of gold-pressed Latinum.

And Latinum -- presumably, anyway -- cannot be replicated.

As for replicating the most important items of other cultures, my thoughts would be that if not illegal (which I'm guessing it would be), then it's certainly beyond Starfleet morality. I'm sure there would be something about it in the Prime Directive.
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