The Orb 70: The Reality of the Mind / by Trek fm

The Final Chapter, Part 7 of 9: Extreme Measures.

Running Time: 1 hour 1 minute 21 seconds
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With the end of the DS9 story looming and the Alpha Quadrant swirling with chaos, the writers gave us a chance to catch our breath with a surprisingly positioned bottle show. With so many threads left to tie up, it would have been a shame not to revisit the bromance between Bashir and O'Brien and the shadowy activities of Section 31 for a final time. Essentially a standalone tale, this journey into the mind of Sloan still connects well with the overall arc and provides a turn of events essential to the Federation's victory in the war.

In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our series of shows that will take you through the entire nine-part, ten-hour Deep Space Nine finale with the seventh episode in the story, "Extreme Measures." We discuss the ethics of Bashir's plan to find a cure of the morphogenic virus, the grey nature of Section 31 and their conviction that what they do is for the good of the Federation, the importance of having others in our lives and the regrets of past choices, and why Miles and Jules are the best male friendship in Star Trek.


Ethics and The Plan (5:40)
Perspectives: Two Sides, One Federation (19:16)
The Reality of the Mind (27:10)
Miles, Jules, and the Importance of Others (40:43)
Final Thoughts (46:27)
Closing (49:48)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) William Murray (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)