"Doctor Bashir, I Presume" was the 114th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 16th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 24 February 1997. The episode was written by Ronald D. Moore and Jimmy Diggs and directed by David Livingston.


Julian Bashir is selected to be the template for Doctor Lewis Zimmerman's new Long-term Medical Holographic program, although it reveals a secret from Bashir's past that could end his career.



Amsha BashirJulian BashirRichard BashirJames BennettJadzia DaxEmergency Medical Hologram (Deep Space 9)Kira NerysLeetaLong-term Medical Holographic programMornMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRomBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoWorf, son of MoghLewis ZimmermanDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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DavNogPrinadoraKhan Noonien Singh


Deep Space 9Habitat ringInfirmaryOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sStation commander's office
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Adigeon PrimeAdigeon systemEarthJupiter StationMusilla ProvinceNew ZealandNew Zealand Penal SettlementStarfleet Headquarters

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Danube-class runaboutUSS Defiant (Defiant-class escort, in opening credits) • Excelsior-classGalaxy-classJanitza-class (in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits) • Nebula-classUSS Yeager (Federation Intrepid-variant light cruiser)

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaStarfleetStarfleet Judge Advocate GeneralUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation Supreme CourtStarfleet MedicalStarfleet Medical School

Other referencesEdit

accelerated critical neural pathway formationargonitecerebral cortexdabodabo girldartsdirectorDNA resequencingdom-jotEmergency Medical Holographic programEugenics Warsgangliongenetic engineeringhologramholographic communicatorLong-term Medical Holographic programintelligence quotientKama Sutralatinummarriage contractpraykoprionsnail juiceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)superhumanVulcan Love Slave, Part II: The Revenge


Related mediaEdit

  • ST reference: Encyclopedia
    • Information about this episode is presented consistently in the third and fourth volumes.

Video releasesEdit


Notable cast and crewEdit


Captain Benjamin Sisko.




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