The Pathfinder Project makes use of a pulsar and the MIDAS Array, allowing a data stream to reach Voyager (and Voyager to reply) every thirty-two days. Lieutenant Barclay sends a letter to The Doctor asking for a second opinion on his dying friend, the eccentric genius Dr. Lewis Zimmerman. Lewis created the template for The Doctor's program and is terminally ill with no known cure in the Alpha Quadrant. After reviewing the medical record, The Doctor believes he can cure Zimmerman and convinces Captain Janeway to risk sending him through the data stream; but, The Doctor finds his maker to be his most difficult patient, insisting The Doctor's program is obsolete. Barclay recruits Deanna Troi to allay the two before Zimmerman's time runs out.
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This episode takes place over the course of a little more than 32 days. See more
Dr Zimmerman says to the EMH, "I didn't program you for sarcasm." In Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity
, Captain Janeway is being given a tour of Voyager by a Starfleet Admiral before it leaves Earth. At one point the brand new, freshly programmed EMH is activated and makes a sarcastic comment when he finds there is no medical emergency; he's just being "shown off" to the Captain. See more
Reginald was right about you. You HAVE exceeded the sum of your programing. You've accomplished far more than I would have ever predicted but, let's face facts, you never overcame the inherent flaws in your personality subroutines. You're arrogant, irritable - a 'jerk', as Counselor Troi would say.
I believe she was describing YOU as well.
Don't change the subject.
References Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more