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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 »

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Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko / Dr. Noah
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf / Duchamps
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax / Prof. Honey Bare
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief 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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Release Date:

27 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the 1960's era James Bond movies were the primary influence, Ronald D. Moore says he drew on inspiration from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Our Man Flint (1966), and The Wild Wild West (1965) as well. 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 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Now, for Something Completely Different
22 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I've said it so many times, but the writers of a science fiction series often have carte blanche to do as they wish. The James Bond bit here is set up nicely with the malfunction that occurs at the start. Of course, because this is a series, we are more interested in how things are done rather than the result (unfortunately, we know that all will turn out OK). Bashir makes a good spy and Garak is a good sidekick. Watching each of the principle characters assume roles in the program is great fun. There is also a kind of a neat thing going on with Rom, who actually has the responsibility for saving the day with his technological expertise. This was a nice diversion. Purists will hole their noses, but, in the world created, it is quite good.

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