The Rules of Acquisition: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast

Doctor Bashir, I Presume? (DS9 S5E16)

May 9, 2018

Welcome Voyager’s "Richard [sic] Picardo", and Julian Bashir's parents!

But Bashir… we gots opinions.

Hugh’s issues do not reflect a “rejection of Gene’s vision.” He doesn’t like how it was implemented.

A new kind of Special Man?


A reflection on Bashir not being that great of a doctor.

Bashir’s dad is a revelation.

Leeta and Rom have a B plot though.

Should Leeta just tell Rom how she feels and get it over with since he can’t?  Is the objectification of her in this a little… weird? James explains maybe the source of where he reads his innuendo?

Bashir’s dad the chav.

What are the trekonomics of getting an illegal procedure done "out of network" in a post scarcity Federation?

Ohwaitaminute. Just how dumb was six year old Julian again? Have the writers never met children?

How do we sit with the revelations in this episode after this watching? What about where these revelations lead?

Yet again, we don't have any voicemails this week, but we will get to your calls! We want to hear from you!

917 408 3898

and support the show by telling your friends, or going to for more content!