Voyager is attacked by swarms of tiny spaceships which attach themselves to Voyager's hull. The Doctor is losing his memory and Torres activates the Jupiter Station diagnostic program run by a familiar hologram.



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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
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Voyager reaches a region of space where they encounter a species that travel space in swarms of small spaceships and they attach themselves to the ship. Also the Doctor is beginning to lose his memory and Torres activates a Jupiter Station holographic diagnostic program where they meet the holographic image of his creator. Written by laird-3

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Made obvious in several scenes in this episode, Robert Picardo, the Doctor, is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. Then in 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). See more »


When getting ready for Paris' surgery, The Doctor states that he is sterilizing his hands, which makes little sense: he is a hologram that could just change his density to nothing, remove any germs on his surface, and then reinstate his solidness. Furthermore, after the sterilization is complete, he touches the control pads on different pieces of equipment, which have been touched in the past by other people who were not sterilized and would nullify the effort of sterilizing his hands. See more »


Commander Chakotay: As far as anyone's sensors are concerned, we're lit up like a Christmas tree.
[after one of the alien ships has changed Voyager's shield polarity]
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O Soave Fanciulla
from "La Boheme"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Robert Picardo
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User Reviews's like TWO Doctors.
16 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have always thought that the best character on "Star Trek: Voyager" was the Doctor (Robert Picardo). His manners were often abrasive, he had a snarky sense of humor and seemed nothing like the ultra-nice crew. So imagine my pleasure in seeing TWO...well, sort of, in one episode!

When the show begins, some aliens appear on Paris and Torres' shuttle--shooting them and then disappearing. However, when they get back to Voyager and Paris needs medical treatment, the Doctor begins to act as if he's forgetting how to treat patients. And, through the course of the show it gets MUCH worse (my favorite is when he repeatedly tries to treat a dead patient). So, to try to figure out what's wrong, the crew activate a program that will help them troubleshoot the system...and it turns out to be another embodiment of Dr. Zimmerman--the same guy who created the holo Doc and used his own personality liberally in creating the helper program...though it's even grouchier! I was very happy watching both of them and also felt it was quite touching watching Kes interacting with them as well.

The other plot involves the aliens who shot the two crew members at the beginning. They are apparently part of a nasty race that attacks intruders in their space with a swarm-like attack--with tiny ships attaching themselves to the invaders and boring their way inside. How can they possibly defeat such an enemy--especially when they come upon the bodies of other species that wandered into the system?!

Overall, this is a pretty exciting and very enjoyable episode. I thought it quite creative and engaging--more so than a typical installment of "Voyager".

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