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The Host

What rating would you give The Host?  

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  1. 1. What rating would you give The Host?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 4

Episode #: 23

Production #: 197

Episode Name: The Host

Original Air Date: 05.13.91


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Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

Brent Spiner as Data

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi


Guest Cast:


Patti Yasutake as Nurse Ogawa

Franc Luz as Ambassador Odan

William Newman as Kalin Trose

Barbara J. Tarbuck as Leka

Nicole Orth-Pallavicini as Kareel

Robert Harper as Lathal


Director: Marvin V. Rush

Written By: Michel Horvat


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I tend to ignore this episode, placing it in the "White Elephant" catagory along with various other things from the Star Trek universe. I know it's been said that the Trill have two distinct species of Host, I'm afraid I just don't accept that.


It is however an interesting episode.


BTW- Crusher rejects Odan when "he" moves into a female host body, not because of alleged bigoted viewpoints, but rather because she can't accept that ever so often, this person she loves may change so drastically. Besides, under the Trill law against Reassociation, Odan would not have been allowed to continue the relationship with her.


Rating = 1, but as far as I'm concerned, this episode is null and void and simply does not exist.

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The introduction of the Trill, one of my favorite species in Trek. Though their origin started out sloppy in this episode, it really got together in DS9. I mean, Riker being a temporary host for the worm and then his personality being completely suppressed by it, not so. Though like I said earlier, this was the Trill "rough draft" and I am very pleased with the final results:




A 3 for this episode and a 3000 for Jadzia :yawn:

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4. While I'm not too familiar with the Trill, I thought this was a really good episode. Fascinating. I don't think it really speaks badly of Beverly even if she did lose attraction because the new host was female. But this was a good episode.

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