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Old April 26 2013, 02:54 AM   #16
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

I liked Bashir right off the bat. Moreso when he began his interactions with Garak (who I simply adore).
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Old April 26 2013, 04:19 AM   #17
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Bashir's first interaction with Garak made me like Garak but it didn't make me like Bashir. Bashir was just a little pathetic in that episode. (And all of season 1).
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Old April 27 2013, 05:30 PM   #18
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I think he was always a good character to watch but took a while to become likable. Which is fine.
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Old April 27 2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

I liked him from the start and more so as it went on, especially his relationships with O'Brien and Garak.

One of my favourite Trek characters. Mind you, that applies to the whole DS9 cast...
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Old April 27 2013, 07:38 PM   #20
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

Well.. one thing I did like was the DS9 staff seemed to listen to the fans when they realized Bashir had become the unpopular one and took steps to remedy that.
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Old April 27 2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

Bashir isn't my favorite, but that doesn't mean I don't like him. It's just that DS9 has too many great characters to choose from, and it's hard for me to put Bashir above Kira, Odo, and Quark. I always liked him, though, right from the start. He was like an eager little puppy. I loved the scene after his first meeting with Garak, when he's gushing to the other senior staff about meeting the Cardassian spy.

Also, his friendship with O'Brien was one of the greatest things about DS9.

However, I didn't think the whole flirtatious, "skirt-chaser" thing really suited his personality. I don't know why, but he never struck me as the playboy type.
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Old April 27 2013, 08:22 PM   #22
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I liked Bashir myself, especially his relationship with Garak
Baelish and Varys from Game of Thrones had a similar relationship...
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Old May 13 2013, 02:33 AM   #23
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I didn't hate him and I understood why he was how he was... there were times you did want to shake your head at him, but he was always fun to me. However, as he matured, he fast became one of my favourite characters on the show. I think the shows that really solidified that were The Quickening and Our Man Bashir. Those two just really painted an intriguing character with lots of depth to me. And he gets better from there still!
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Old May 13 2013, 05:00 AM   #24
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no I didn't, but as the series got better so did bashir, it was the same with paris from voyager.
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Old May 13 2013, 05:12 AM   #25
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

Yeah, he was one of DS9's best characters. I liked how he was a blend of talented, charming, insecure, naive, arrogant, and shortsighted. He had strengths as well as character weaknesses. I was always rooting for him; he made a great protagonist.
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

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Yeah, he was one of DS9's best characters. I liked how he was a blend of talented, charming, insecure, naive, arrogant, and shortsighted. He had strengths as well as character weaknesses. I was always rooting for him; he made a great protagonist.
Agreed. Like most DS9 characters, he was multi-layered and likeably flawed. Fundamentally a decent and caring person. He just had his blind spots, was all.

I liked him from the start.
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Old May 15 2013, 02:46 AM   #27
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I don't think I ever disliked him. I've just finished re-watching season 1, and his utter callowness amused me, even though I'm glad that he grows away from that. And Past Prologue just gets better, and funnier, each time I watch it. Siddig's performance is hilarious in that one. I think that kept me from ever really disliking Bashir.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:24 PM   #28
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I started watching DS9 from the start again today.

In the first few episodes Bashir's like a cartoon stereotype of a philanderer, like Barney Stilson or Okana.

I think most screenwriters just have no idea how to write a believable philanderer, because their experience with jocks is being pushed around by them.
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Old May 23 2013, 01:14 PM   #29
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Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?

I liked him. I also really liked his exchange with Kira when she told him off a bit for looking all wide-eyed and happy, calling DS9 a "new frontier" or something like that. For her, that had been Terok Nor (sp?) and she remembered the horrors of the place. She schooled him on a few things really fast. That was great because you could understand both perspectives. He was naive and just happy to be there and experience something new, and she had a hard life and let him know that even though he was wide-eyed, he still suffered from a case of eyes-wide-shut-itis.

This was really a good show.
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I started watching DS9 from the start again today.

In the first few episodes Bashir's like a cartoon stereotype of a philanderer, like Barney Stilson or Okana.

I think most screenwriters just have no idea how to write a believable philanderer, because their experience with jocks is being pushed around by them.
I think some of that was on purpose, though. Or, at least it seemed that way to me. He seemed to get around a bit, and he was playful, but it's like he was trying to be someone he wasn't. It makes me think there's a reason why one of his favorite holographic programs was James Bond-esque. Except, he's not James Bond. Jadzia could see that right away, and I think that's one of the reasons she brushes off his advances. He wasn't ready for her yet, and by the time he was, she'd found someone else. Such is life.
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