Deep Space Nine script coordinator Robert Gillan came up with the original story premise for [“Our Man Bashir”]. Naturally there were some significant differences in his version, most notably the fact that Bashir was originally sharing his holosuite adventure with Kira.

"He wanted her to experience it wish him," Gillan explains, "so she was with him, not Garak. I had her playing one of the Bond-type girls, and Kira, being kind of a head-strong person, was kind of put off at the sexist role she was supposed to play, so she kind of modified her character…But to keep up with the Bond thing, Bashir couldn’t really have a woman partner, because women were always treated differently. "

- Background on “Our Man Bashir” in Captains’ Logs: Supplemental by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, 1996.

I was really interested to read that this had been the plan for “Our Man Bashir”. It’s an episode I just can’t love, because the James Bond stories it pays homage are so sexist.

While maybe it would’ve been hard to make Kira work with the plot, it would’ve been great to at least have a character reflect about how regressive the women’s roles were in Bashir’s holoprogram - similar to how Sisko is concerned about whitewashing history at Vic’s in “Badda Bing, Badda Bang”. 

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Ladies in uniforms~

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Forever bitter that they didn’t stay together.

Seriously though how awesome is Grilka?

Unless I’m mistaken she was (one of?) the first Klingon women who wasn’t an antagonist of some kind.

And her entire story arc was about her wanting to run her own House after her husband died - and her being willing to do anything, even marry a Ferengi, to do so.

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That rawness of emotion Kira displayed [in ‘Battlelines’] made many people uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable for me to watch. Yet, there’s something I delight in about displaying those emotions. Taking my clothes off for a scene, to me, isn’t challenging. What is challenging, and what I don’t mind using to make people feel uncomfortable, is displaying raw emotion.
Nana Visitor in “Major Player”, 1994 issue of Starlog. (via trekkiefeminist)
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[In ‘The Price’] It didn’t make any sense to me that Troi would fall for this guy so heavily that she wouldn’t be able to see what a sleaze he was…It made Troi look uninsightful, which is not the case. She’s too aware, in general, to have been taken in by this guy.
Marina Sirtis in Starlog, November 1993 (via trekkiefeminist)
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