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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (Character)
from "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)
- "Star Trek: Voyager"
... aka "Voyager" - USA (short title)
- Endgame (2001) TV episode, Played by Roxann Dawson (as B'Elanna Torres)
- Renaissance Man (2001) TV episode, Played by Roxann Dawson (as B'Elanna Torres)
- Homestead (2001) TV episode, Played by Roxann Dawson (as B'Elanna Torres)
- Natural Law (2001) TV episode, Played by Roxann Dawson (as B'Elanna Torres)
- Friendship One (2001) TV episode, Played by Roxann Dawson (as B'Elanna Torres)
Torres: Apparently thousands of them were built as service modules, but the race who created them, these Builders, were killed off decades ago in a war.
Janeway: Leaving the automated units to fend for themselves.
Torres: Now they're wearing out, breaking down. They've learnt to make repairs to themselves, some pretty complex, but the construction of a power module, the device that sustains them, is beyond their grasp. It's an incredible challenge, Captain, but with enough time to study their systems, I might be able to do it.
Janeway: I don't doubt your abilities, B'Elanna, but helping them reproduce is a clear violation of the Prime Directive.
Torres: They've expressed a desire to procreate. That's basic to any life form.
Janeway: I'm not saying they don't have the same rights as any organic species. That's not the issue here.
Torres: Are you sure? Suppose they were organic but they had become sterile, and we had a treatment that would enable them to start reproducing again. Would you withhold that treatment?
Janeway: Maybe. I'd have to know more about the circumstances. But we're not talking about treating a disorder here, are we?
Torres: What's the difference?
Janeway: Unlike a species who's become sterile, the robots never had the ability to reproduce. What you're talking about is giving them new abilities, which is the equivalent of altering their genetic structure.
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