Star Trek (DS9): Extreme Measures – SF Debris

Opinionated DS9 Episode Guide heads into the mind of Luther Sloan as Bashir and O’Brien search for the cure to save Odo before Sloan dies. For really real this time. We mean it.

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Shinigami
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Battle of two opposing ideologies. One is willing to do what ever it takes to save his friend while other one is willing to do what it takes to protect Federation.

Sloan is some one who lives by “needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”-principle. To him death of one friendly changeling is worth killing off hostile changelings by genocide in order to protect Federation and it’s people.

Legene
Guest

Yep! It’s worth noting that Sloan barely hesitated to kill *himself* for the same reason.

TravisBe
Guest

One of the things I loved about DS9 was that there wasn’t always a happy ending. Bashir didn’t get to have his cake and eat it too. He had to choose between saving Odo and winning his great crusade.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

We should all get T-shirts that say “BASHIR SHOT FIRST!”

cdrood
Guest

There’s a major flaw with this whole scenario. It all hinges on Section 31 sending someone who actually knows what the cure is, assuming they’d bothered to create one in the first place. Even Sloan, who is apparently high ranking and has been Bashir’s recruiter, has no reason to personally know the technical details. It’s like the CEO or head of HR at an oil company knowing how to construct a drilling rig.

Soguru
Guest

Do you think this episode inspired Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”?

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