Star Trek: Voyager

Season 7 Episode 20

Author, Author

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2001 on UPN
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Stardate: 54732.3
A means of direct communication is established with Voyager allowing each crew member to speak with family and friends. The Doctor sends a holo-novel for publication based on a lost starship with a doctor who is treated like a slave, which causes controversy among the members of the ship.

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  • Author, Author

    9.0


    Author, Author was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had a very interesting story about the Doctor and his HoloNovel and how it closely resembles the crew of Voyager. There were some good laughs, action, drama and intrigue. It was great to watch the crew members react to the story. The Doctor had a lot of progress for himself and Holograms in general. I was entertained and look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!

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  • Reginald Barclay and Admiral Paris are able to contact Voyager using a com link. Barclay informs the crew that the com link will only work for 11 minutes a day. Janeway decides three people a day will be able to use the com link.moreless

    9.7
    Reginald Barclay and Admiral Paris are able to contact Voyager using a com link. Barclay informs the crew that the com link will only work for 11 minutes a day. Janeway decides three people a day will be able to use the com link. Neelix has the crew pick isolinear chips to determine who gets to use it first. The whole crew has different numbers. The Doctor will be the first to use the com link. He contacts a famous Bolian publisher Ardon Broht of Broht & Forrester. The Doctor will be writing a book. The crew is a little uneasy. I rate this episode a 9.7moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Irene Tso

Irene Tso

Mary Kim

Guest Star

Robert Ito

Robert Ito

John Kim

Guest Star

Lorinne Vozoff

Lorinne Vozoff

Irene Hansen

Guest Star

Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Admiral Paris

Recurring Role

Dwight Schultz

Dwight Schultz

Lt. Barclay

Recurring Role

Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett

Computer Voice

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • The Doctor: Sorry, it's just frustrating to hear that I have no more legal standings than a replicator.

    • Neelix: Doctor, I need your help.
      The Doctor: Unless you're suffering acute symptoms, go away.

    • Paris: Your program is about as subtle as a Ferengi mating dance!

    • Neelix: (an old Talaxian expression) 'When the road before you splits in two, take the third path.'

    • Janeway: (on screen) I'd made myself clear, but the Doctor disobeyed my direct orders. In the process, he endangered the ship and crew.
      Arbitrator: That's hardly commendable behaviour.
      Janeway: No, it wasn't. But it was human. Starfleet had programmed him to follow orders. The fact that he was capable of doing otherwise proves that he can think for himself. Your honour, centuries ago in most places on Earth, only landowners of a particular gender and race had any rights at all. Over time, those rights were extended to all humans and later, as we explored the galaxy, to thousands of other sentient species. Our definition of what constitutes a person has continued to evolve. Now we're asking that you expand that definition once more, to include our Doctor.
      (small pause, as Janeway stands up and moves over to a console)
      Janeway: When I met him seven years ago, I would never have believed that an EMH could become a valued member of my crew. And my friend. The Doctor is a person as real as any flesh and blood I have ever known. If you believe the testimony you've heard here, it's only fair to conclude that he has the same rights as any of us.

    • Tuvok: (on screen) You claim the Doctor doesn't have the legal right to control this holo-program, yet you're promoting the fact that Voyager's EMH wrote it.
      Broht: Our most successful children's title is a program 'written' by Toby The Targ. Fortunately, Toby hasn't tried to stop me from distributing any of his work.
      Tuvok: (on screen) But you don't deny that the Doctor is the creator of this holo-novel?
      Broht: No... (grabs a coffee cup) but a replicator created this cup of coffee. Should that replicator be able to determine whether or not I can drink it?
      The Doctor: I object!
      Janeway: Doctor.
      Tuvok: An intriguing analogy, Mister Broht, but I have never encountered a replicator that could compose music, or paint landscapes, or perform microsurgery. Have you?

    • Holographic Paris: Welcome. You've made an excellent choice. You're obviously a person with impeccable taste.
      The Doctor: Computer, freeze program.
      Computer: Unable to comply.
      Holographic Paris: You are about to embark on a remarkable journey. You will take on the role of a medical assistant aboard the Starship Voyeur.
      The Doctor: Voyeur?!
      Holographic Paris: Your job will be to assist the Chief Medical Officer, and learn to tolerate his overbearing behaviour and obnoxious bedside manner. Remember, patience is a virtue. (the holodeck turns into the Voyager Sickbay) Chapter one. 'It's The Doctor's World, You're Just Living In It.'

    • (The Doctor experiences a program created by Paris in which he encounters a version of himself with a bad combover and an alternate version of Seven of Nine)
      The Doctor (Alternate): When I tell you your shift begins at 0800, that doesn't mean you can stroll in here at 0800 and 24 seconds. Do you understand me, Ensign?!
      The Doctor: This is outrageous.
      The Doctor (Alternate): What's outrageous is that I'm going to miss my tee time. Now, come along. (walks over to the surgical bay where a quite different Seven Of Nine is sitting, holding her wounded shoulder) Aw, what seems to be the trouble, One Of Three?
      Two Of Three: I'm Two Of Three.
      The Doctor (Alternate): Sorry. (whispering to The Doctor) They're triplets, you know.
      Two Of Three: It hurts when I do this.
      The Doctor (Alternate): Well, then don't do it!

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