Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Doctor writes and publishes an incendiary holonovel that defames the crew, Paris' tampering offends the author, and The Doctor's rights fall into question.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway / Captain Jenkins
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay / Cmdr. Katanay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres / Lt. Torrey
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris / Lt. Marseilles
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor / EMH Mark I
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok / Tulak
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine / Three of Eight / Two of Three
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim / Ensign Kymble
Richard Herd ... Adm. Owen Paris
Barry Gordon ... Arden Broht
Joseph Campanella ... Federation Arbitrator
Lorinne Vozoff Lorinne Vozoff ... Irene Hansen
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... John Torres (as Juan García)
Robert Ito ... John Kim


During their now regular communications with Earth and Starfleet, the Doctor sends a holonovel too closely based on his adventures on Voyager, causing hurt feelings among his crew. Written by laird-3

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Voyager's crew complement is given as 146 (including the Doctor). See more »


The final scene takes place in a "deuterium processing plant" that seems to be a mine on some asteroid. Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen and exists in space as a gas. It would be found as part of the interstellar medium and collected from there. Mining it from rocks would not be efficient. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: In the beginning, there is darkness, the emptiness of a matrix waiting for the light. Then, a single photon flares into existence, then another. Soon, thousands more. Optronic pathways connect, subroutines emerge from the chaos, and a holographic consciousness is born. I awaken into this world fully programed, yet completely innocent, unaware of the hardships I'll endure, or the great potential I will one day fulfill. Computer, save revisions and open Chapter One.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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the worst of the worst
9 April 2006 | by lisaweaverSee all my reviews

First off, I don't like giving bad reviews. This one however, merits an exception. All it is is a bad rendition of other episodes. It made an attempt at Living Witness (which is quite possibly the BEST voyager ep there is by the way) failed all Mirror Mirror aspects, (the alternate versions eps). And the last half of the ep was, to me, an insult to the greatness of TNG's "The Measure of a Man". I won't go into that for fear of spoiling. You'll just have to see for yourself. (shudder).

The problem in the ep, from the characters Point of view is "how could the doctor write anything so demeaning to us?". MY question is how could the actors agree to anything this demeaning to them! Adding this to the other eps around it gives us only one more question. And that is, quite simply, what were these people thinking?! 1 of 5 stars. And that's only because I can't put zero.

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