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"Star Trek: Voyager" Lifesigns (1996)

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Original Air Date:
26 February 1996 (Season 2, Episode 19)
The Doctor saves a Vidiian dying from the Phage by placing her consciousness in a holographic body and then thinks that he is falling in love with her. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Cliff Bole 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by)

Rick Berman (created by) &
Michael Piller (created by) &
Jeri Taylor (created by)

Kenneth Biller (written by)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Kenneth Biller .... co-producer
Brannon Braga .... supervising producer
Merri D. Howard .... producer (as Merri Howard)
Peter Lauritson .... supervising producer
Wendy Neuss .... producer
Michael Piller .... executive producer
Jeri Taylor .... executive producer
Brad Yacobian .... line producer
John Farrell .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Baillargeon 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Benko 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Art Direction by
Michael L. Mayer 
Set Decoration by
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer  (as Leslie Frankenheimer)
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair designer
Laura Connolly .... hair stylist
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist
Barbara Minster .... hair stylist
Greg Nelson .... makeup artist
Mark Shostrom .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer and supervisor
Belinda Bryant .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig designer (uncredited)
Production Management
Dawn Velazquez .... post-production supervisor
Brad Yacobian .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Fleck .... first assistant director
Arlene Fukai .... second assistant director
Michael DeMeritt .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Louise Dorton .... set designer
Wendy Drapanas .... scenic artist
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Alan Sims .... property master
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Adolfo Castanon .... greensman (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
Denise Okuda .... computer & video supervisor (uncredited)
Charles Peter Russo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Tony Sears .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ruth Adelman .... sound editor
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Masanobu 'Tomi' Tomita .... sound editor (as Masanobu Tomita)
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington .... supervising sound effects editor (as Jim Wolvington)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Gersh .... sound editor (uncredited)
Daryl Lathrop .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Chris Trent .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Jeffrey Baxter .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Arthur J. Codron .... visual effects coordinator
Dan Curry .... visual effects producer
Cheryl Gluckstern .... visual effects associate
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects supervisor
Edward L. Williams .... visual effects series coordinator
Jeffrey Baxter .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Baxter .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Bruce Branit .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Eric Guaglione .... animation supervisor: SBS (uncredited)
Mark Wendell .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Burgess .... first company grip
Douglas Knapp .... camera operator (as Doug Knapp)
Denise Okuda .... video coordinator
William L. Peets .... chief lighting technician (as Bill Peets)
Ben Betts .... key video engineer (uncredited)
Robert Eyslee .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nan Dutton .... original casting
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camille Argus .... wardrobe supervisor
Kimberley Shull .... key costumer
Jamie Thomas .... key costumer
Editorial Department
John Farrell .... supervising editor (as J.P. Farrell)
April Nocifora .... post-production coordinator (as April Rossi)
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
André Bormanis .... science consultant (as Andre Bormanis)
Zayra Cabot .... production associate
Dan Curry .... title designer: main title
Lolita Fatjo .... pre-production coordinator
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Michael Okuda .... technical consultant
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
David Rossi .... production associate
Sandra Sena .... production associate
Rick Sternbach .... technical consultant
Lisa Klink .... show staff writer (uncredited)
Michael Piller .... showrunner (uncredited)
Richard Sarstedt .... stand-in (uncredited)
Eric A. Stillwell .... production associate (uncredited)
Jeri Taylor .... showrunner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

46 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Doctor falls in love., 15 February 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When the episode begins, Voyager finds a small Vidiian vessel with a faint life sign. The passenger, Dr. Danara Pel, is dying and the holo Doctor works on trying to save her. However, she's awfully far gone so he does something radical--and transfers her consciousness into a hologram version of her--one that is healed and beautiful. However, over the course of the show something strange happens--the Doctor finds himself drawn to Dr. Pel and it's soon obvious that he's in love. Naturally, this relationship is unconventional....but is it even possible? And, if so, will she reciprocate?

There are two other plots running throughout this episode. First, Paris continues behaving like a nasty butt-head--particularly towards Commander Chakotay. And, when Chakotay tries to find out what's happening, Paris is extremely rude and combative. Second, the weasel, Lucas, is still working for the Kazon and these baddies are trying to get him to damage Voyager. Interestingly, in the near future, both these subplots will converge.

This episode clearly gives the Doctor the greatest opportunity to express himself, grow as a character and become more human. As always, it's great seeing him open up as a character. The other plots are also quite good but these are things you'll need to just accept and wait for their eventual resolution. All in all, one of the better episodes of season two--well worth seeing.

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