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Morn

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Morn, played by Mark Allen Shepherd, is a Lurian male, the only member of his species seen in Star Trek. Morn is a frequent customer in Quark's bar, often present in the background of scenes there.

According to make-up designer Michael Westmore, on the first day of filming the series the director chose Morn randomly from among several prosthetic characters. Westmore went to great lengths to ensure that Morn could talk if the character ever had a line, but Morn remained silent throughout the series. This became a running gag, with other characters commenting several times how talkative he was. Morn is credited with knowing the funniest joke in the universe, and in several episodes an incidental character is seen to start laughing as they leave his side. Quark sometimes breaks down laughing when he tries to retell the joke, and always gives up by saying that no one can tell it like Morn. Despite this, Morn rarely seems to get Quark's jokes, and when he does, it takes him a while.

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Morn, played by Mark Allen Shepherd, is a Lurian male, the only member of his species seen in Star Trek. Morn is a frequent customer in Quark's bar, often present in the background of scenes there.

According to make-up designer Michael Westmore, on the first day of filming the series the director chose Morn randomly from among several prosthetic characters. Westmore went to great lengths to ensure that Morn could talk if the character ever had a line, but Morn remained silent throughout the series. This became a running gag, with other characters commenting several times how talkative he was. Morn is credited with knowing the funniest joke in the universe, and in several episodes an incidental character is seen to start laughing as they leave his side. Quark sometimes breaks down laughing when he tries to retell the joke, and always gives up by saying that no one can tell it like Morn. Despite this, Morn rarely seems to get Quark's jokes, and when he does, it takes him a while.

Morn also appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Birthright, Part I" and made a cameo in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Caretaker." Because of these appearances, this has made Morn one of the few characters to appear in three of the Star Trek series, alongside Quark (who appeared in TNG, DS9, and Voyager), Commander Riker (TNG, DS9 (Riker's transporter clone),Voyager, and Enterprise), Deanna Troi (TNG, Voyager, and Enterprise), Kang (The Original Series, DS9, and Voyager), and Q (TNG, DS9, and Voyager).

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