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Elim Garak - Star Trek - Deep Space Nine

Elim Garak from Star Trek - Deep Space Nine played by Andrew Robinson.

Elim Garak is a fictional male Cardassian in the Star Trek - Deep Space Nine television series who was played on screen by Andrew Robinson. According to Doctor Julian Bashir, Garak was a spy for the Federation and when Bashir found out that Elim was onboard, Bashir wanted to meet him. Garak didn't disappoint and enabled Bashir to get some much needed intelligence on the Klingon Duras sisters.

Elim Garak was a member of the Obsidian Order, Cardassian Intelligence organisation before he became a tailor on board the Deep Space 9 spacestation.

Elim Garak's Best and Worst Episodes

Improbable Cause

Doctor Julian Bashir always suspected that Elim wasn't always a tailor, he believed that Elim was a member of the Obsidian Order , the Cardassian Intelligence Service. In this episode and the following episode, we learn more about his time in the Obsidian Order.

In the episode, he fakes an attempt on his life as other members of his group are all being assassinated in different parts of the quadrant. Constable Odo investigating the assassination attempt discovers what is going on and helps Elim to track down his Order's boss, Enabrain Tain.

Enabrain Tain has hatched a plan between the Romulans and Cardassians to attack The Dominion in the Gamma Quadrant and asks Elim to join him. Elim accepts.

Our Man Bashir

Bashir is having a James Bond 007 style holodeck adventure when Garak interrupts. When a transporter incident causes the memory banks of the crew to be inserted into the holodeck adventure, Garak has to go along with the adventure with the safeties off. Garak keeps trying to persuade Bashir to cut his looses and save themselves but Bashir refuses.

Elim Garak Facts


Gender/SexMale
Alien RaceCardassian
ActorAndrew Robinson
Last UpdatedFriday, March 22, 2019

Copyright: Paramount


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