Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 8

Nothing Human (2 Dec. 1998)

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An injured cytoplasmic life-form attaches itself to Torres, tapping into her body like a parasite. Unsure of how to save his patient, The Doctor creates a holographic recreation of a ... See full summary »



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An injured cytoplasmic life-form attaches itself to Torres, tapping into her body like a parasite. Unsure of how to save his patient, The Doctor creates a holographic recreation of a non-humanoid exobiology specialist to consult the case. The consult is going well until Torres refuses treatment when it is made known that the Cardassian specialist was responsible for tortuous experiments resulting in the deaths of thousands of Bajorans. Written by Meribor

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If the presence of Dr. Moset's image is so offensive to Lt. Torres, there are several options which the characters could take. Transfer Moset's knowledge to the regular Doctor's data banks, so that only Lewis Zimmerman's hologram need be seen in the operating room. Or, with a single computer command, alter Moset's appearance so that he doesn't look Cardassian. If you think of it, you can imagine several more obvious common sense scenarios along these lines. But none of these occur to our heroes, who make the most difficult and inconvenient choice imaginable. See more »


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Dr. Crell Moset: Where was your conscience when B'Elanna was dying on that table? Ethics? Morality? Conscience? Funny how they all go out the airlock when we need something. Are you and I really so different?
The Doctor: Computer - delete Medical Consultant Program and all related files.
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I don't quite understand the moral quandary
25 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Lt. Torres is attacked by a giant green slug-like creature. It sends its tendrils into her body and they are inextricably linked-- so much so that the Doctor cannot remove the creature without killing B'Elanna. However, some Cardassian doctor has done some research and his work might help them remove the creature. So, the Doctor has a holographic Dr. Moset consult with him. However, apparently Moset is some sort of Cardassian war criminal and Maquis members on the crew and Tuvok object to the Doctor consulting with the Moset hologram.

I didn't really understand why this was such a HUGE problem. Had the ship brought the real Dr. Moset aboard to treat B'Elanna, I could easily understand the concerns. Heck, in this case I'd even like it if they shot him in the face. But it's NOT this man--it's a hologram. Despite this, the episode is moderately interesting and it is worth seeing.

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