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Ma'bor Jetrel (Character)
from "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)

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"Star Trek: Voyager: Jetrel (#1.14)" (1995)
Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: Something so enormous as science will not stop for something as small as man, Mr. Neelix.

Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: I'm simply a scientist. Yes, I developed the weapon. But it was the government and the military leaders who decided to use it - not I.
Neelix: That must be a very convenient distinction for you. Does it help you sleep at night?

Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: It is not possible to be a scientist, unless you believe that all the knowledge of the universe and all the power that it bestows is of intrinsic value to everyone. And one must share that knowledge, and allow it to be applied - and then be willing to live with the consequences.

Neelix: Dr. Jetrel will have to find himself another laboratory rodent to help his experiments. Because I would rather die than help you ease your conscience.
Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: I do not expect you to like me, Mr. Neelix; nor do I hope to allay your obvious pain with moral arguments. But I do believe I can help you. If not you, others of your race. Isn't that more important than punishing me?

Neelix: Did you ever think that maybe your wife was right? That you had become a monster?
Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: Yes. The day we tested the cascade, when I saw that blinding light, brighter than a thousand suns - I knew at that moment, exactly what I had become.

Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: There is no way I can ever apologize to you, Mr. Neelix. That's why I have not tried.

[last lines]
[Dr. Jetrel is dying from metremia]
Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: I suppose you think... this is a fitting punishment for me.
Neelix: Maybe the cascade was a punishment for all of us - for our... hatred, our brutality. - There's something I need to tell you. I tried to tell you before, but...
Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel: What... what is it?
Neelix: I want to tell you... that I forgive you.