My Dear Doctor Episode Notes

September 17, 2019

Doctor Julian Bashir and Elim Garak are sex-frenemies, and Ryan and Becca have the receipts. Continue the Slash deep dive with us in Part 2 of our 2-part discussion (for Part 1, listen to last week's episode Kirk Heart Spock 4EVA.) Also, we discuss the trope of male bonding via objectifying women, and the fact that Odo is a fascist.  

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Dr. Bashir has all kinds of feelings when he first meets Garak

What We Watched  

Past Prologue  

Memory Alpha  

Garak and Bashir meet for the first time! (YouTube)

The Wire  

Memory Alpha  

Improbable Cause  

Memory Alpha  

Our Man Bashir  

Memory Alpha  


The Fandom  


Garak and Bashir fan art - d'awwwwww


Archive of Our Own  

Fanlore: Garak/Bashir  

Facebook Groups

Garak is Love. Garak is Life. Garak is Queer.  

Star Trek Shitposting  

Garak is Love Garak is Life 2  

Garak is Love. Garak is Life. 3  


Finding Queer Representation  


Our Man Bashir is a standout episode 

The character of Elim Garak was *almost* openly queer 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Showrunner Ira Steven Behr Looks Back for Documentary What We Left Behind -  

"I wish we could have done a little bit more with the Garak character. I talk about it in the doc. I mean, he was clearly gay or queer or however you want to say it. I think I would have loved to have taken that and see where that went and how that affected his relationship with Bashir." - Ira Steven Behr

Garak and Bashir: The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Relationship That Should’ve Been - The Mary Sue

Star Trek: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Elim Garak - Screen Rant

Dax is trans!

How Transgender Star Trek Fans Came to View Jadzia Dax as Their Own - The Mary Sue


Recommended Reading/Watching/Listening  


I wanna hold your hand

On Deep Space Nine

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Andrew Robinson Interview Part 2 (Garak, DS9) made available by TrekCore

On Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner's friendship

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner

On treating fictional texts as sacred & Harry Potter  

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text - Becca highly recommends this podcast!