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Our Man Bashir 

When a transporter emergency turns the command crew into holosuite characters, Bashir's James Bond fantasy takes on a deadly reality.


Winrich Kolbe


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Dr. Noah
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf / Duchamps
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax / Prof. Honey Bare
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien / Falcon
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira / Anastasia Komananov
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Ken Marshall ... Michael Eddington (as Kenneth Marshall)
Andrew Robinson ... Garak
Melissa Young Melissa Young ... Caprice
Marci Brickhouse Marci Brickhouse ... Mona Luvsitt


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 trying to delete station's memory, Eddington is able to store them, but where? 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 (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Series semi-regular Garak, a tailor who used to be a secret agent, resembles the spy protagonists of John le Carré novels (George Smiley, Alec Leamas, etc.), some of whom moonlight as tailors. These bleakly serious spy stories are often held up as the literary antithesis of Ian Fleming's glamorous, over-the-top world of James Bond. In this episode, several discussions between Bashir (playing the role of a Bond-type character) and Garak, regarding the popular image of a secret agent versus the reality, are reminiscent of literary theses written about Fleming versus Le Carré. See more »


Dr. Bashir states that it is illegal to enter into a holosuite while it is in use. This is often believed to be contradicted by the many instances of this happening throughout Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation; however, those shows take place on Federation starships, and would therefore be subject to Starfleet regulations. This incident takes place aboard a Bajoran space station, however, and would therefore be subject to Bajoran law, not Starfleet regulations. Therefore, it may well be illegal on DS9 for someone to enter into a holosuite in use, while the same behavior is overlooked, or even allowed, onboard Starfleet vessels. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Julian Bashir: A lot of kick for a '45 Dom.
[after knocking out Falcon with a champagne cork]
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Royale (1989) See more »


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Funny AND stupid!
28 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode begins with Dr. Bashir in the holosuite--playing a James Bond-like character. However, his fun is interrupted by Garak--who was apparently jealous of Bashir's many lady friends...and adventures. So, they stay and enjoy the program together. However, at the same time, there is a transporter malfunction and five crew members are somehow sent into the memory of the holosuite and they begin appearing in Bashir's little fantasy. There is a problem, though, as he cannot close the program or perhaps the crew members will be forever lost. So, he's forced to play out the program and avoid letting any of these five die.

"Our Man Bashir" is both funny (like watching him in an Austin Powers movie. But, on the other hand, it's very embarrassing and stupid because it's like watching Dr. Bashir in an Austin Powers movie--especially with the names of the female characters!! Like so many of the holo episodes, this one is one you'll probably love or hate. It does nothing to advance the show and seems like fluffy filler.

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