Tag: julian bashir

Who gets burned by Trek’s Augment firewall?

Augment kids in Enterprise "Cold Station"

Star Trek stands out among its science fiction contemporaries for its ability to use the genre to touch on dire real-world subjects. Eugenics. Nuclear war. Environmental disaster. The rise and fall of fascist dictatorships. Trek portrays these as wake-up calls…

24th Century Bond Girls

Scenes from Our Man Bashir

A feminist take on “Our Man Bashir” and the more dubious elements of the James Bond franchise Due to the ongoing pandemic, the release date of the latest iteration of the James Bond movie franchise, No Time to Die, has…

When Jules Took a Stand

In season five of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the episode “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?” opens with Doctor Bashir getting the opportunity of a lifetime: the newest Emergency Medical Hologram will be modeled off of his appearance and personality. He…