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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Doctor discovers a profoundly personal mystery when evidence of performing surgery on Ens. Kim eighteen months ago arises - for which the Doctor has no memory.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Nancy Bell Nancy Bell ... Ensign Ahni Jetal
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The Doctor uncovers evidence his memory was erased eighteen months ago. Nearly all traces of a crewman and a fateful away mission have been deleted by Captain Janeway. Confronted by The Doctor's need for answers and Seven of Nine's perspective on the rights of a hologram, Janeway restores the fatal truth about Ensign Jetal, The Doctor's choice that led to her death, and his resulting breakdown. Written by Meribor

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In the episode teaser, whenever The Doctor takes a picture of the crew members, the diaphragm effect is actually a mosaic of Ensign Jetal's face. See more »


The flashback sequences are set eighteen months in the past, concurrent with late season 3 and Tuvok would have been a lieutenant - yet he has his season 5 rank of lieutenant commander. See more »


Seven of Nine: When you separated me from the Collective, I was an unknown risk to your crew. Yet you kept me on board. You allowed me to evolve into an individual.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're a human being. He's a hologram.
Seven of Nine: And you allowed that hologram to evolve as well, to exceed his original programming. And yet, now you choose to abandon him.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Objection noted. Good night.
Seven of Nine: It is unsettling. You say that I am a human being, and yet I am also Borg - part of me not unlike your replicator. Not unlike the Doctor. Will you one day ...
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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An interesting situation for the Doctor.
26 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Of all the regular characters on "Star Trek: Voyager" my favorite has always been the Doctor. He has a lot of personality for a holographic guy, that's for sure and it's nice seeing his growth through the course of the series. In this one, you see even more growth and change--and it all comes whether he wants it or not.

Early in the show, the Doctor is very concerned as he has suddenly seen evidence that his programming has been tampered with and it occurred 18 months ago. He thinks at first that some aliens are responsible but ultimately he learns that Captain Janeway was responsible. Why would she have his programming changed? What is it from his experiences and memories that she doesn't want him to remember? The answer is really fascinating and leads the doctor to an existential crisis--the same one that nearly destroyed him 18 months earlier.

This is a very nice show because it allowed Robert Picardo to really expand his character and show even greater depth. Excellent.

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