Our Man Bashir.
The holodeck malfunction was a staple of storytelling on The Next Generation. So as the Deep Space Nine writing team set out to chart a different course, they shied away from this perhaps overused plot device. But sometimes a story comes along that it is just too fun not to tell. And if you can find a way to do it that ties into your overall premise, that’s all the better. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Michael Fisher and Larry Nemecek to discuss DS9’s romp through the 1960s life of secret agents as Dr. Bashir’s holosuite fantasy goes terribly wrong, yet turns out to be the hero.
In our news segment we find out what special features are in store for us on the Trek Nation special edition DVD, discuss the value and functionality of a Spock coin bank, make ice for the 24th century, find out which Abramsverse actor has been secured for Star Trek Las Vegas, and pay our final respects to Katherine Woodville, who played Natira in “For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.”
Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes
Christopher Jones and Charlynn Schmiedt
Larry Nemecek and Michael Fisher
Feature: Our Man Bashir
Fleshing Out the Idea
My Hero, the Holosuite
Julian Bashir Merriweather, Spy Man
A Really Good Garak Show
What Happened to Secret Agent Bashir?
The Story Itself
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