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.
Dr. Bashir has all kinds of feelings when he first meets Garak
What We Watched
Our Man Bashir
Garak and Bashir fan art - d'awwwwww
Finding Queer Representation
Our Man Bashir is a standout episode
The character of Elim Garak was *almost* openly queer
"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
Star Trek: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Elim Garak - Screen Rant
Dax is trans!
I wanna hold your hand
On Deep Space Nine
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!