The Pathfinder Project makes use of a pulsar and the MIDAS Array allowing a data stream to reach Voyager - and Voyager to reply - every 32 days. Lieutenant Barclay (guest star Dwight ... See full summary »

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The Pathfinder Project makes use of a pulsar and the MIDAS Array allowing a data stream to reach Voyager - and Voyager to reply - every 32 days. Lieutenant Barclay (guest star Dwight Schultz) sends a letter to The Doctor asking for a second opinion for his dying friend. The eccentric genius Dr. Lewis Zimmerman (Robert Picardo) who created the template for The Doctor's program is terminally ill with no known cure in the Alpha Quadrant. After reviewing the medical record The Doctor believes he can cure Zimmerman, and convinces Captain Janeway to risk sending him through the data stream. The Doctor finds his maker to be his most difficult patient; Zimmerman insists The Doctor's program is obsolete. Barclay recruits Deanna Troi to convince the two before Zimmerman's time runs out. Written by Meribor

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This episode takes place over the course of a little more than 32 days. See more »

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Dr. Zimmerman orders the computer to deactivate the EMH, but as has been established, the EMH from Voyager has the ability to ignore that command. See more »

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The Doctor: You'd need a phaser drill to get through that thick skull of his!
Dr. Zimmerman: Get out!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Gentlemen...
Dr. Zimmerman: Oh, spare us your psychobabble!
Counselor Deanna Troi: I came here thinking that you were opposite sides of the same coin, identical but different. Now I see you're both exactly the same - you're both jerks!
Leonard the Iguana: Jerks.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Another great Doctor episode
29 August 2009 | by (Scotland, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet again, Robert Picardo delivers a wonderful performance...this time in the form of a double act as both the Doctor and his ailing creator Dr. Zimmerman.

The Doctor is sent to save his creator, but soon finds his appearance is most unwelcome. As always with Star Trek, not everything is at it seems.

We're also treated to a couple of great guest stars from The Next Generation, adding to the episode's general feeling, its authenticity if you will.

Overall, pretty great. 8/10


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