Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 4

Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy (13 Oct. 1999)

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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; they never make a move without ... See full summary »

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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; they never make a move without first consulting their command which they call The Hierarchy. One of the aliens mistakes the daydreams for reality and gets permission to attack. Once 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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The title of season six's "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" is derived from the title of a 'John Le Carré' spy novel: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" which was also turned into a miniseries. See more »

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A close-up of the rank pips as they appear on the Doctor's uniform shows that the CG tracking is off. The uniform beneath moves while the pips remain stationary. 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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The Doctor daydreams
29 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I read the plot synopsis before watching this episode I was expecting it to be somewhat silly and a weaker story, while it was a bit silly it was still a good episode thanks to Robert Picardo's excellent portrayal of the Doctor. Wanting to experience daydreams he adjusts his subroutines, at first these fantasies seem harmless like anybody's daydreams but when an alien ship attempting to scan Voyager taps into the Doctor they believe what they are seeing is reality not just idle fantasies. As the daydreams continue they start to manifest themselves when he is on duty and soon he can't separate reality and fantasy. Based on what they have seen the aliens plan to attack Voyager and by the time the one responsible for hacking into the Doctor's dreams realises his mistake it is too late for him to tell his superiors without risking his job. After he has supposedly been fixed he has another dream, this time the alien who hacked him appears in it and tells him of the attack offering to help the Doctor prevent the attack in exchange for the doctor playing captain so that his superiors don't find out his information was erroneous.

This episode was rather fun, it was interesting to see what the Doctor dreamt about, he is more human than one would expect of a hologram, the fantasied about being desired by female crew members, being highly respected and being given the opportunity to become the emergency Command Hologram... he even has a dirty mind; dreaming of painting a nude Seven of Nine.


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