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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Doctor Bashir, I Presume?

Rom attempts to tell Leeta about his feelings for her. As a very shy individual, he stumbles at every chance. At the same time, Leeta catches the eye of Lewis Zimmerman, a doctor who created a program to create a holographic image of a doctor to serve in certain Starfleet situations. The doctor has come to see Julian Bashir, because he has been selected to be the next installment of the holographic doctor.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x16
Production Number: 514
Airdate: Monday February 24th, 1997

Guest Stars
Chase MastersonChase Masterson
As Leeta
Max GrodénchikMax Grodénchik
As Rom
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As Zimmerman

Mark Allen ShepherdMark Allen Shepherd
As Morn
Episode Notes
Starships: Class
Just after the opening credits, as the episode title appears a starship can be seen circling Deep Space Nine. It is an Intrepid class starship, the most famous of which is the USS Voyager. Just before Doctor Bashir's parents leave the station, a Nebula class starship is seen on one of the lower pylons. Finally, at the end of the episode, two Excelsior class starships are seen circling the station and an Ambassador class is shown docked on one of the upper pylons.

Episode Goofs
At the end of the episode, Captain Sisko introduces Bennett to Doctor Bashir as a Rear Admiral. However, the Admiral's collar shows four gold pips encased in a gold frame, signifying that Bennett is a full Admiral. A Rear Admiral would only have two pips within a frame.

Admiral Bennett refers to the Eugenics Wars in this episode. However, he incorrectly says that the wars were fought 200 years ago. In an internet chat after this episode had aired, Ronald D. Moore, teleplay for this episode, has gone on record saying that at the time he had been thinking of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. In the movie, Khan had said that he was a great force over 200 years ago. The number stuck in Moore's head and he inserted it into the script.

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