Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 23

Extreme Measures (19 May 1999)

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Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien go to some pretty extreme measures to try and track down a cure for Odo.


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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Quark (credit only)
Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Jacqueline Schultz ...
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Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien go to some pretty extreme measures to try and track down a cure for Odo.

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The producers were a little disappointed with the way this episode turned out. They wanted it to be an exploration of two topics, Bashir/Sloan and Section 31, and O'Brien/Bashir's friendship. They later reflected that it would have been better by just focusing on one or the other. By trying to straddle both, they achieved neither one. See more »


At the end of the episode, Bashir throws two darts at the (off-screen) dartboard (we hear them hit). At the very end of the scene, Bashir throws his third dart; the camera follows it to the board. The first two darts are nowhere to be seen. See more »


Sloan: [saying his farewells to his family] As I stand here, reunited with my friends and my family for one last time, I want you, the people I love, to know just how sorry I am for all the pain that I've caused you. I dedicated my life to the preservation and the protection of the Federation. This duty, which I carried out to the best of my ability, took precedence over everything else - my parents, my wife, my children. I lived in a world of secrets - of sabotage and deceit. I spent so much time ...
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In the mind of a dead man.
28 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Dr Bashir informs Star Fleet Medical that he has found a cure for Odo's illness it isn't long till Sloane of section 31 turns up to destroy his work. He is captured but doesn't seem at all concerned as he believes he can withstand any interrogation techniques the doctor and Chief O'Brien might use. When he realises Bashir is about to use illegal Romulan technology to find out what he needs to know he kills himself. Using another device the two are able to enter Sloane's dying mind to look for the cure, the problem is they must find it and get out before he is brain dead or they will die with him and while in there Sloane does everything he can to keep them away from information about Odo's cure and when they find it he will tempt them with further useful information to stop them from leaving in time.

I rather enjoyed this episode, while the fact that inside Sloane's mind looked like DS9 was rather cliché it was fun to see that the two Star Fleet officers were willing to break the rules to take on a member of section 31 to save Odo. I was also amused by the scene where Bashir and O'Brien argue about whether the chief likes Julian more than his wife.

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