yarn series

Deep Space Nine: 4x09

I arrive at the James Bond episode of DS9

agents: secret

tuxedos: on

fantasies: out

I AM FORCIBLY PULLED INTO WRITING A FULL RECAP


To begin, a story. 

During Operation Star Trek Eventually, @theglintoftherail had included among her DS9 recs an episode called ‘Our Man Bashir’, with a note that it had earned the show “a strongly worded letter from the Bond IP.”

Now, I’m hoping that my pre-Trekkie brain had managed to connect “Bashir” with “Bond,” and really hoping that once I started DS9, it then connected both of those things to this skinny disaster named Julian I’d met. Because otherwise, Me Of the Recent Past was pulling some NEXT LEVEL NONSENSE with this comment while watching the early S2 episode ‘The Siege’:

“pls tell me they somehow manage to turn Julian Bashir into that character type who fancies himself the dashing James Bond sort, is not, but really is a hero in the ways that actually count.”

Deep Space Nine, apparently: “hahahahahaa, *can do*”

And so two seasons later, here I am staring down the barrel of very possibly getting to watch this happen FOR SUPER LITERAL REALS. Did Past Me truly manage to game-set-match this entire episode?? I guess I’ll find out, in…

Season 4, Episode 9: ‘Our Man Bashir’

As advertised, the episode opens with DS9’s most embarrassing playing around in a holosuite, doing his best James Bond puns in his best James Bond voice. It is precisely as sleazy-hilarious as actually watching Sean Connery do it, and I have already cringed right into cheesy 1960s heaven.

Bashir, Julian Bashir knocks out a baddie with a precisely aimed champagne cork to the head.

“A lot of kick for a ’45 Dom,” he quips to the holobabe, and I hork-laugh so hard I fear I’m going to injure myself before this episode is through.

Equally delighted: Elim Garak, DS9’s most ACTUAL INTELLIGENCE AGENT, applauding at exaggerated length. You fucker. I love you.

That feeling is going around.

“(…huh)” - literally this COMPUTER PROGRAM

Keep reading

Knockout Licensing has added two new licensees to the “Downton Abbey” program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.

Premier Yarns 

Premier Yarns will use the Downton Abbey brand to create a series yarns for hand knitting and crocheting that draw on the palette of the period drama.

PajamaGram 

 The PajamaGram Company will produce Downton Abbey Pajamas inspired by individual characters from the show and packaged in vintage-style lingerie bags.

“'Downton Abbey’ has enabled us to pursue so many new categories for licensing,” says Carole Postal, co-president, Knockout Licensing. “Knockout has been able to grow ‘Downton Abbey’ and its very special licensing program by looking beyond the usual licensed product categories and companies. With Premier Yarns and PajamaGram we are venturing into new areas that are spot-on for the brand. We know that many Downton fans are also knitters, and PajamaGram PJs make great gifts for any fans to wear while they enjoy watching the show on ‘Downton Nights.’”