66. Prophet Motive

Perry and David discuss the Motives of the Prophets and Ferengi Culture in this broadcast. Plus, Bashir loses an award, the end.

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
66. Prophet Motive

What to expect from episode 66: Prophet Motive?


The Prophets are back, their motives unclear!

Grand Nagus Zek is always a delight.

Quark gets a roommate.

An unsigned contract is fraught with interpretation issues!

Rom is stupider than he looks.

Nog isn’t home, so cleaning goes out the window.

Dr. Bashir is up for an award.

Where is Jake?

Jadzia nominated the good doctor. Why?

Quark wants to know what happened to the Nagus.

The Ferengi Benevolent Society is born.

If they want their money back, give it to them?

A good deed is its own reward?

The new Rules of Acquisition wreak havoc with Quark.

Will the Grand Nagus be murdered, and Quark along with him?

Quark and Rom break in to the Nagus’ ship.

What we learn in the Wormhole.

Perry and David debate religion and iconography in Trek and history.

The abilities of the Prophets.

Are the Prophets supposed to be like God?

Perry and David disagree on the representation of religion in Trek.

A brief history of religion in scifi is discussed.

Inferences made so far about the Prophets and the Motives.

Dr. Bashir can’t be bothered about the award.

Odo catches the doctor working on his acceptance speech.

Miles and Julian play darts, horribly.

What we can infer from the interactions of Sisko and Quark with the Prophets.

Ferengi Culture and evolution is examined.

Quark is great at bargaining when his life depends on it.

The Grand Nagus Restored.

The Ferengi Benevolent Society is dead.

Just how many copies of the New Rules of Acquisition were there?

Bashir doesn’t win, and he is sad about it.

Dax gets the speech anyway.

Rom is an embezzler!

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
66. Prophet Motive