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.
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Did You Know?
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
Dr. Julian Bashir
A lot of kick for a '45 Dom.
[after knocking out Falcon with a champagne cork
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more