Quark’s Deleted Scene From ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’

The third “Star Trek: The Next Generation” film, “Star Trek: Insurrection,” hit theaters in December of 1998. When it was launched, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” was in the course of its last season. The characters from “Deep Space Nine” had been well-established within the Trekverse, they usually had been about to say their last goodbyes. So, the producers determined to incorporate cameos from a few of the DS9 characters.

However, just one “Deep Space Nine” character made it into the film’s last lower. Another filmed a scene for the film, nevertheless it was lower in the course of the enhancing course of.


Quark Was Supposed to Show Up

Everyone’s favourite Ferengi bartender was purported to make an look on the finish of “Insurrection.” In the ultimate draft of the script for the film, obtained by TrekCore, Quark confirmed up on Ba’Ku because the crew of the Enterprise-E ready to depart.

QUARK’S VOICE
Worf!

They flip to see a Ferengi (QUARK) approaching in a washing swimsuit with a seashore umbrella and two barely dressed Dabo women…

WORF
What are you doing right here, Quark?

QUARK
The identical factor everybody else within the quadrant goes to be doing right here… as quickly as I construct the best spa within the galaxy… these individuals have no spiritual factor about casinos do they…?

PICARD
There aren’t going to be any spas on this planet.

QUARK
Do I do know you?

PICARD
This world is about to turn into a Federation protectorate, which can finish any and all makes an attempt at exploitation by individuals such as you.

QUARK
Explain to me how 5 thousand time-share models… proper there alongside the lake… could be ‘exploiting’ anybody.

PICARD
Mister Worf, have this uninvited… offlander and his quests beamed to the Enterprise. We’ll deposit them at Deep Space Nine.

WORF
Must you, sir?

Worf takes Quark away by the scruff of his seashore shirt…
his disillusioned babes comply with …trailing away —

QUARK
You’ll hear from my Nagus!

According to IMDB, director Jonathan Frakes determined to chop the scene as a result of he did not suppose it was an excellent match with the remainder of the film. The deleted scene by no means made it onto the DVD or Blu-Ray particular options.


The Infamous Photos

Though video footage of the scene has by no means surfaced, stills do exist. In 2014, a Trek collector who goes by the username KGHanson posted photographs from his private assortment to the web site YourProps.com, an internet museum of film props. The photographs included two stills from Quark’s scene in “Insurrection” and footage of the genuine costume he wore for the movie.

One of the stills confirmed Quark, sporting a brightly coloured one-piece swimsuit, flanked by two Dabo women in minuscule bikinis. Worf towered over them within the background of the shot. The different nonetheless was a full-body shot of Quark in his attention-grabbing seashore apparel. Two of the opposite photographs posted by KGHanson confirmed Quark’s swimsuit on a model and the sandals it was paired with.

When Twitter user @Sabriality discovered the pictures, she tweeted a hyperlink and tagged Armin Shimerman, the actor who performed Quark. Shimerman responded and confirmed that these photographs had been “all that’s left of my perf in Insurrection.”

Fans have suggested that the scene ought to be included within the 4K launch of the film. So far, there hasn’t been any phrase on whether or not followers will ever see the scene in its entirety.

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