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The Doctor's experiment with daydreaming gets out of control when his program is compromised by an alien race. The aliens bully passing ships for supplies, but, before doing so, they first consult their command; The Hierarchy. One of the aliens mistakes the daydreams for reality, and gets permission to attack. Upon realizing his mistake, he offers to help Voyager, but only if they act out one of The Doctor's fantasies where he is in command of Voyager. Written by Meribor

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13 October 1999 (USA)  »

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"Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" is derived from the title of a John le Carré spy novel, filmed as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (where Star Trek legend Patrick Stewart played the bad guy) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). That novel also inspired the recurring character of Garak the Tailor in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). The novel's title phrase comes from a traditional children's counting ritual similar to Eenie Meanie Mini Mo. See more »


Kim calls Captain Janeway and Torres and suggests they come to the holodeck. Janeway responds by saying that we are on our way and they both leave. In the next scene as the doctor is drawing, Captain Janeway is the only person to enter the room that joins Seven and Kim observing the doctor. As the scene switches to a bridge scene, Torres is suddenly present with the Captain, Seven and Kim. See more »


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The Doctor: Somewhere, in that totality known as the universe, is a galaxy called the Milky Way. Tucked into the corner of that galaxy is a planet named Earth. On that planet is a city called Mantua. Go straight ahead, past the fountain, turn right, then left, and right again. You'll find yourself walking along the water, listening, as a man sings of his beloved's unfaithful heart. And even the fish begin to weep. Quando La Donna E Mobile.
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References Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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I didn't realize that "Star Trek: Voyager" was a comedy! Three cheers for Captain Doctor!
1 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny and unusual episode for the Doctor. He apparently has been altering himself by creating a subroutine that allows him to daydream. His daydreams are hilarious and involve him being more like a super-hero than just a holo doctor. He repeatedly saves the day and in one case he destroys a Borg cube single- handedly and becomes a major chick-magnet!! In another, he sings a lovely aria with hilarious lyrics as he takes out a crazed Tuvok who is experiencing Pom Far. He also is a great painter in another and is trying his hand at painting a naked Seven of Nine! What's even funnier is that an alien race is secretly watching Voyager and they can see the Doctor's fantasies and believe they are real!! So, when they attack the Federation, they know they'll have their hands full with this holo doctor!! What's next in this silly little episode?!

The bottom line is that this is one of the funniest episodes of the series and repeatedly made me smile. Plus, I always have loved the Doctor on the show--so it's nice to see him the star in this one. For me, it's everything I wanted. And, it's the one chance you can get to see Captain Doctor!

By the way, Seven's final conversation with the Doctor....priceless!

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