Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The doctor tries to determine what is real and what is not when he is activated due to what appears to be a ship-wide emergency.


Jonathan Frakes


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 (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor / Dr. Lewis Zimmerman
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Dwight Schultz ... Barclay
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The program for the Emergency Medical Hologram is activated due to what the computer describes as a ship-wide emergency. When the Doctor asks the computer to scan for the crew, he learns that they were all forced to abandon ship. Later, he encounters Torres, who says that she and the Captain stayed behind to stop a warp core breach caused by a Kazon attack; the remaining crew escaped in lifepods. Informed that the injured captain needs his assistance, the Doctor is sent to the Bridge, courtesy of new holo-emitters installed throughout the ship. After reviving Janeway, the Doctor is summoned to the mess hall to assist Neelix, who is engaged in battle with a Kazon soldier. After the scuffle, the holographic doctor is astonished to learn that he himself is bleeding. When queried, the computer insists that the Doctor is actually Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the human who created Voyager's EMH. Stranger still, when the Captain tells the computer to shut down all of the ship's holographic systems, ... Written by Anonymous

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11 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lt. Barclay repeatedly refers to the ship as "the Voyager", a term that is almost never used by the crew who call the ship simply "Voyager". See more »


After Barclay tells the Doctor he needs to destroy the ship the Doctor says, "First of all, I don't know how to destroy the ship. Second of all, I wouldn't do it even if I could, and third: How do I know you're not an alien trying to trick me into killing everyone?" Barclay responds that these are good questions. Only the last one was a question, the first two were statements. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: Please state the nature of the medical emergency.
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References 36 Hours (1964) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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14 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While the concept of this episode is intriguing, the layers of reality when it comes to holographic technology were quite confusing. As a matter of fact, I assume that Kes walking away at the end, added another layer of confusion which we though had been solved. It was interesting to see Mr. Barclay (Broccoli from STNG) show up. I'm pleased to see the Doctor becoming more and more significant in this series.

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