Star Trek: Voyager

Season 7 Episode 20

Author, Author

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2001 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The events in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Measure Of A Man" are mentioned in this episode.

    • Nitpick: After running the Photons Be Free program, Janeway orders the Doctor to her ready room, yet the next scene takes place in the briefing room.

    • Nitpick: Admiral Paris says in the communication with Voyager that it is cold and raining in San Francisco, yet the live image of Earth displayed only moment later shows very little cloud cover over that area. Indeed, Barclay even acknowledges that there is little cloud over North America.

  • Quotes

    • 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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