Sisko, O'Brien, Dax, Worf and Kira are coming back from a tiresome conference. Suddenly there's a power surge in the warp core of the runabout. The ship's been sabotaged and it explodes. Eddington is only barely able to beam them off, but the shock wave damages the transporters. Their patterns are still in the system though and by deleting station's memory Eddington is able to store them. Meanwhile doctor Bashir plays secret agent Bashir, Julian Bashir in a holosuite. He is surprised by the arrival of Garak and finally allows him to join. Then suddenly KGB agent Anastasia Komananov looks like Kira. While Bashir thinks it is another uninvited guest, the truth soon becomes clear. The five crew members have become an integral part of the holo adventure. With the safeties off Bashir has to do his utter best to keep everyone alive, while Eddington and Rom try to solve the problem. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
"Julian Bashir, super spy" is based on the British pulp fiction character James Bond, created for novels by author Ian Fleming
and adapted for film by producer Albert R. Broccoli
(aka Cubby Broccoli) and others. Agent Bashir wears a tuxedo like James Bond and plays Bond's favourite card game Baccarat with Duchamps at the casino of Dr. Noah, who is named after Dr. No
(1962). At one point, a display clock is seen to read 0:07, reflecting Bond's secret service serial number "007". The episode's soundtrack is reminiscent of Bond movie themes. Tailored suits, "jet-setting", martinis, hidden weapons, and the main villain's elaborate fortress on a mysterious island, are classic Bond film tropes that come into play here. Perhaps the strongest element is the "pun" names of the females in the plot including: Mona Luvsitt, Honey Bare, and Anastasia Komananov. See more
LED (light emitting diode) elapsed time displays are shown on various control panels in Doctor Noah's fortress in 1964. Although LEDs weren't invented until 1970, this is the classic "supervillain" plot device of James Bond movies, where the antagonists often had surprisingly easy access to improbably futuristic technology. See more
Dr. Julian Bashir
A lot of kick for a '45 Dom.
[after knocking out Falcon with a champagne cork
References Our Man Flint
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more