When a malfunction occurs in a hurried transport rescue, Bashir and Garak find themselves in an all too real spy film cliche. With their friends lives on the line.
This episode provides examples of:
- Abnormal Ammo: A champagne cork. "A lot of kick for a '45 Dom."
- And the Adventure Continues: A Shout-Out to the film series traditional 'James Bond will return in (Next Movie's Title)' message.
Bashir : Oh, I'm sure Secret Agent Julian Bashir will return someday.
- And You Were There: Invoked, as the DS9 crew appears as different characters in Bashir's holoprogram.
- Affectionate Parody: Of James Bond films.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Invoked by Bashir so that Sisko will live.
- Beware the Nice Ones: With the holosuite safety offline, Garak knows Dr Bashir won't shoot him to keep him from ending the program. He's wrong.
- Bond, James Bond: Bashir. Julian Bashir.
- Bond One-Liner: Wouldn't be Bond without it.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Wouldn't be a James Bond expy without it. In this case, it involves Noah leaving Bashir and Garak tied up and hoping the lava finishes them off.
- Dating Catwoman: Bashir's character seems to have a quite serious relationship with KGB operative Anastasia Komananov. Have you ever seen a Bond girl who received a gift from 007 at last Christmas?
- Deadpan Snarker: Garak is in rare form today.
- Evil Is Hammy: Much like a previous instance, Evil Sisko(AKA Hippocrates Noah) chews the scenery with his blatant villainy.
- Eyepatch of Power: Falcon, the assassin played by O'Brien, has one.
- Foreshadowing: Bashir displays many odd talents. He's unusually strong, has pinpoint accuracy with a jury-rigged gun, an expert gambler, an odd knowledge of geology etc. Which makes more sense with his still secret genetic engineering background.
- Genre Savvy: Bashir stalls for time by activating Dr. Noah's doomsday device. Noah is surprised and comments that, "...somehow, I didn't expect to win."
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Garak and Bashir can end the program, saving themselves and likely killing the others, or keep risking their lives trying to save everyone. Garak doesn't care for the second option, insisting that the odds are too stacked against them and they should just cut their losses.
- Meaningful Name: A guy named Noah wants to flood the world.
- Ms. Fanservice: God, yes. Caprice, Mona, and Anastasia/Kira combine Impossibly-Low Neckline with She's Got Legs. Honey/Dax joins in with her Letting Her Hair Down as The Glasses Come Off.
- Off the Rails: Oh, big time.
- Punny Name: Honey Bare and Mona Luvsitt
- Scaramanga Special: Of course Bashir would have one.
- Shout-Out: Besides the James Bond films, the title is a nod to the Bond spoof Our Man Flint.
- Spiritual Successor: To the TNG episode "Q-Pid". Whereas "Q-Pid" was made to capitalize on the release of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, "Our Man Bashir" was made to capitalize on the release of GoldenEye.
- Spy Fiction: Contrasts the holoprogram's Martini-type to Garak's Stale Beer experience in the Obsidian Order.
- Teleporter Accident: Coupled with Holodeck Malfunction. The crux of the plot, and the reason the characters' transporter patterns need to be stored in the holosuite program.
- This Is Reality: Garak tries to get Bashir to stop thinking like a Bond-esque spy and think like an actual spy.
- Troperiffic: In addition to every Star Trek cliche, this episode dabbles into every James Bond cliche.
- Tuxedo and Martini: With an actual, much more cold-blooded agent along to snark.
- Villain Respect: Bashir earn supplemental respect from his friend Garak by shooting him.
BASHIR: You'll be fine. It's just a flesh wound.
GARAK: That was awfully close. What if you'd killed me?
BASHIR: What makes you think I wasn't trying?
GARAK: Doctor, I do believe there's hope for you yet.
- The Worf...I Mean Duchamps Effect: Too much poker nights in Riker's quarter and not enough baccarat?