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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It is revealed that Voyager has 257 rooms and 13 departments. See more »

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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 »

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Alzen: I had hoped you might be more cooperative once you realized the importance of our work.
Captain Janeway: Sorry. These lab rats are fighting back!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Excellent!
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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