Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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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.


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 ... Captain Kathryn Janeway / Captain Jenkins
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay / Commander Katanay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres / Lt. Torrey
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris / Lt. Marseilles
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor / EMH Mark I
Tim Russ ... Tuvok / Tulak
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine / Three of Eight / Two of Three
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim / Ensign Kymble
Richard Herd ... Admiral 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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18 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Herd (Admiral Owen) is a member of the Enterprise Blues Band, a musical group that writes and performs songs about Star Trek. The other members are Vaughn Armstrong, Casey Biggs, Steve Rankin, William Jones and Ronald B. Moore. Herd plays the gut box bass, kazoo, and sings some of the back-up vocals. See more »


Kim's mother says that Captain Janeway "sounds like a lovely woman", implying that the two women have never met or spoken. However, in the pilot episode, Janeway mentions that Kim's mother had called her before Voyager left Deep Space 9. 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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