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The Doctor saves a Vidiian dying from the Phage by placing her consciousness in a holographic body and then thinks that he is falling in love with her.


Cliff Bole


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Susan Diol ... Dr. Danara Pel
Raphael Sbarge ... Michael Jonas
Martha Hackett ... Seska
Michael Spound ... Lorrum
Rick Gianasi Rick Gianasi ... Gigolo


To help save the life of a Vidiian dying from the Phage, the Doctor creates a holographic body in which to preserve her mind. For the nearly dead woman, it's the first time experiencing life without the disease in years; for the Doctor, there's heartache when his adaptive programming opens up to romance, corroding the barrier between doctor and patient. Meanwhile, Tom's growing insubordination lands him in the brig, and Jonas balks at Lorrum's order to sabotage the ship. Written by statmanjeff

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47 reference: the Doctor states that, since his activation, he has performed 347 medical exams. See more »


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The Doctor: You said before you knew me... that you were just a disease. Well, before you, I was just a projection of photons held together by force fields, a computerized physician, doing a job - doing it exceptionally well, of course but, still, it was... just a profession, not a life; but, now that you're here, and my programming has adapted, I'm not just working anymore. I'm living, learning what it means... to be with someone, to love someone. I don't think I can go back to the way things were either....
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


My Prayer
Music by Georges Boulanger (tune "Avant de mourir")
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Performed by The Platters
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A Beautiful Woman
20 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The Doctor falls in love with a hologram image of a woman suffering from a terrible disease. This is a nicely done episode about accepting people for what they are. The Doctor is a really interesting character. There are two other focuses that continue. Paris has turned into a complete ass. And we are continuing to see the traitor who is sharing information with the Talaxians.

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