Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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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


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lieutenant 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


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.

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26 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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


The Doctor is showing Danara the sky on the holodeck, he points out Earth and then shows other constellations. From where is, the constellations would have completely different shapes. The stars would not even be close to each other. See more »


Kes: There's nothing sadder than a missed opportunity.
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I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by The Flamingos
Appears in original broadcast
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The Doctor falls in love.
15 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, Voyager finds a small Vidiian vessel with a faint life sign. The passenger, Dr. Danara Pel, is dying and the holo Doctor works on trying to save her. However, she's awfully far gone so he does something radical--and transfers her consciousness into a hologram version of her--one that is healed and beautiful. However, over the course of the show something strange happens--the Doctor finds himself drawn to Dr. Pel and it's soon obvious that he's in love. Naturally, this relationship is unconventional....but is it even possible? And, if so, will she reciprocate?

There are two other plots running throughout this episode. First, Paris continues behaving like a nasty butt-head--particularly towards Commander Chakotay. And, when Chakotay tries to find out what's happening, Paris is extremely rude and combative. Second, the weasel, Lucas, is still working for the Kazon and these baddies are trying to get him to damage Voyager. Interestingly, in the near future, both these subplots will converge.

This episode clearly gives the Doctor the greatest opportunity to express himself, grow as a character and become more human. As always, it's great seeing him open up as a character. The other plots are also quite good but these are things you'll need to just accept and wait for their eventual resolution. All in all, one of the better episodes of season two--well worth seeing.

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