Review of Episode 24: Invasive Procedures

Episode 24: Invasive Procedures
Original air date: October 17, 1993
Podcast date: November 15, 2009

Synopsis: A desperate Trill tries to steal the Dax symbiont.

Seth: ☆☆☆☆
Valerie: ☆☆☆☆
Ryan: ☆☆☆☆


  1. I don't know why you guys dislike Ezri so much. I thought she was wonderful in Season 7. The reason she didn't act confident like Judzia when she aquired Dax is because she had no training like Judzia or Verad had. After Judzia's death, they had to immediately put the symbiant into a host or it would die, and Ezri was the only Trill on board. I don't believe that symbiants are just "install and operate", I think it takes a lot of mental disapline to acclimate yourself to one.

    A last bit of defence for Ezri (and Nicole DeBoer), a lot of the writting in the last season was hoaky (The Niners, Vic Fontain, ect.), so I don't think the writers were doing their best work with her character. And the fact that unlike most ST characters, she was small, cute, and mousy. She wasn't very by-the-book or take charge. I liked seeing a different kind of Starfleet officer. The 7th season really was more about plot progression than character development, which is what they foccus on more in seasons 2 & 3.

    Love the show, guys. I'm looking forward to more podcasts with Dukat!!

  2. I am so behind but catching up fast so, what the hey, I'll throw a comment out there!

    John Glover also played Vincent D'onofrio's mentor on Law and Order: Criminal Intent (the DS9 of the Law and Order franchise) and the quirky CEO of that media company in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He was also in Batman and Robin but we'll ignore that. Great actor.

    I really love this episode mainly because of the atmosphere. A lot of Trek shows, though imaginative, often feel like they are filmed indoors, but this episode had the realistic feel of being caught in the middle of dead, dark, lonely space and I liked that.

    Keep up the great work!