Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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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 ... 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, 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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The aria The Doctor sings in the teaser scene is Giuseppe Verdi's "La donna e' mobile" ("Woman is Fickle") from the third act of the opera Rigoletto. Legend has it that Verdi, afraid that the tune would get out before the premiere of the piece, withheld the aria from singer Raffaele Mirate until a few days before the premiere, and forbade him to sing, hum, or whistle it outside of rehearsals. 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. She joins Seven and Kim observing the Doctor. As the scene switches to a bridge scene, Torres is suddenly present with Captain Janeway, Seven and Kim. See more »


[first lines]
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 love this episode
15 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Star trek TNG and Voyager were my two favorite shows of the ST universe. And every once in a while I go on binges where I watch favorite episodes of both and this by far is one of my favorite Voyager episodes.

Mainly because it just exploits things that aren't the status quo such that we get to see the actors so out of normal character, that and I love it when they bring comedy into such a serious show as this, and repeatedly throughout the episode. Robert totally stole the show, as he should considering this episode was all about him anyway. But what's great is it really lets him shine as he is such a fine and versatile actor, plus you get to see and hear him sing, yes that's his voice...

Outside of the obvious comedic situations is the more subtle looks & gestures from the rest of the crew during such situations, in way too many scenes to mention, which makes an already hilarious episode even more over the top. I can only imagine how fun this episode much have been to film.

ST universe is normally a pretty serious universe with humor spliced in here and there, which is what makes this episode so special, that and we get to see a wider range of acting from our family of actors in this show. Makes me laugh again and again every time I see this episode. 10/10!

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