Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Nothing Human 

When an alien parasitically latches onto B'Elanna for survival, the Doctor calls upon a holographic Cardassian doctor for assistance, unaware he's a war criminal, thereby creating an ethical quandary.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
David Clennon ... Dr. Crell Moset
Jad Mager Jad Mager ... Ensign Tabor
Frank Welker ... Alien Creature (voice)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


An injured cytoplasmic alien attaches itself to Torres, using her body to assist it's injured body. Unsure how to save his patient, The Doctor calls up a holographic recreation of a Cardassian exobiologist to consult. The consult progresses well until Torres refuses treatment when it's made known the Cardassian was guilty of war crimes for tortuous experiments resulting in thousands of Bajoran deaths. Written by Meribor

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Tabor later reappears in Star Trek: Voyager: Repression (2000). See more »


The Doctor and Crell are transferred from Holodeck two over to the sickbay. Since they are both holograms, this is something that can easily be done. The Doctor, however, has his mobile emitter on at the time. This is a physical piece of equipment, but it is shown to transfer over as though it was holographic. See more »


[at the end of the Doctor's slide show, his audience appear rather miffed]
B'Elanna Torres: What happened to going to yellow alert after half an hour?
Tuvok: Commander Chakotay appears to have disobeyed a direct order.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Definitely grounds for court martial!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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entertaining but illogical
27 May 2019 | by lathamvSee all my reviews

I found the episode (overall) entertaining and it kept me watching through the whole thing which is why i gave it a 7.

i can see the dilemma for the crew members who have an inherant hatred for cardassians in general and this cardassian dr specifically. the drs appearance could have been changed before anyone saw him and that would have fixed the problem. the writers wanted put forth an ethical dilemma for the viewers to consider. the problem is, the crew would have to consider that same dilemma for almost every medical decision made. reason being... from vaccines to cancer, most of all human medical research was founded by testing on living beings including other humans. historically, we dont forego medical advancement solely because we found out that the research was unethically practiced on humans (ie some cancer research and treatments). just because the cardassian drs research was still fresh in their minds, doesnt make it any less ethical than standard medical treatments used by the HMS. the writers turned voyager into a spaceship of hypocrites. they should have left this as a question of racial bias not medical ethics.

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2 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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