Star Trek: Voyager: Season 4, Episode 7

Scientific Method (29 Oct. 1997)

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A string of bizarre illnesses afflicts the Voyager crew. The Doctor and Seven of Nine uncover a team of alien researchers existing out of phase performing medical experiments on the ship's crew.



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A string of bizarre illnesses afflicts the Voyager crew. The Doctor and Seven of Nine uncover a team of alien researchers existing out of phase performing medical experiments on the ship's crew.

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Seven of Nine wears her third different style of bodysuit in this episode. Although it has the same brown color as in the previous episode, this bodysuit has a high neckline like the earlier silver version. See more »


When Seven first sees one of the aliens she enters the turbo lift and asks for deck 5. She exits the turbo lift and enters the mess hall. The mess hall is on deck 2 on the ship, not deck 5. See more »


The Doctor: [while giving Janeway a quite vigorous massage] You work absurdly long hours under constant stress, eating on the run, without sufficient exercise or rest. Your body is crying out for mercy.
Captain Janeway: [with a painful expression] It certainly is right now.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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21 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Scientific Method" is a fantastic episode--so good that I almost gave it a 10. When the show begins, Captain Janeway is obviously under a lot of stress and the Doctor is concerned about her. However, instead of things getting better, they soon get much worse. Various crew members start undergoing strange genetic transformations--things that cannot be explained by a virus or other natural illness. When investigating, Torres and the Doctor realize that there is some alien presence aboard--and it seems to be the source of the problems. But, Torres and the Doc are disabled by the force before they can alert anyone! However, the Doctor, while disabled, is able to send himself into a holodeck and contacts Seven of Nine. Can she manage to help him determine who is doing these awful things to the crew, why and manage to get them off the ship?

This is a very creepy and original episode. The completely dispassionate and amazingly amoral 'scientists' are a really interesting lot--and the show is filled with great visuals and originality. Well worth seeing.

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