Upper Pylon 2 – 3 x 03: The House of Quark

This week on UP2, we leave the heavy, doom-filled opening of Season 3 behind for a hilarious deconstruction of Klingon rituals and marital bliss in “The House of Quark.”

As business wanes on the station in light of the Dominion threat, Quark attempts to drum up renewed interest in the bar. However, he ends up way in over his head as his schemes lead him into a surprise Klingon marriage. Meanwhile, O’Brien finds himself wanting to help Keiko as she suddenly finds herself without a purpose on DS9.

This is an episode with a lot of laughs and a lot of heart. Tune in to find out why!

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  1. Regarding Keiko, I’ve always been of two minds. On one hand, I don’t know that Rosalind Chow was the best fit for the role. She’s always been best at playing authority figures, and I think this strength played against the way Keiko was written. It seemed to me to be, at least in part, a case of good actress/wrong role. On the other hand, I still wonder if there was something uglier fueling at least some of the negative heat Keiko’s character always got. I don’t know how much of this was intentional on Chow’s part, but she played Keiko as a sort of anti-Geisha. Around the time DS9 was airing, there were next to no Asian female characters on any series, let alone one who was a recurring character on a long running show. Of the very few who’d popup every once in a while, they almost to a person conformed to some degree to the docile/sexually available/fantasy etc figure that most of us are unfortunately very familiar with (for what it’s worth, I’m a WOC, but not Asian.) I have a hard time believing the fact that Chow’s Keiko didn’t conform to a single one of these stereotypes, I mean not even remotely, was an accident. Unfortunately, I think she paid the price for her choice in the form of the ceaseless vitriol and disdain she received from a lot of fans. They simply didn’t know how to handle an Asian female who wasn’t catering even a little to what they’d come to expect from them, even if that expectation was unconscious. I sincerely believe if her character had been any other race or ethnicity, many fans would have had an easier time accepting what from her they saw as shrewishness, but what would probably have been seen as simple assertiveness in a non-Asian.

    In any case, both are just theories on my part, I do wonder.

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