Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy 

An alien race, sizing up Voyager for a raid, taps into The Doctor's cognitive subroutines to make him their spy, unaware they're watching The Doctor's new daydreaming program.


John Bruno


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 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 / ECH
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Jay Leggett ... Phlox (as Jay M. Leggett)
Googy Gress ... The Overlooker
Robert Greenberg Robert Greenberg ... Devro
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The Doctor's experiment with daydreaming gets out of control when an alien race compromises his program. The aliens bully passing ships for supplies but, before doing so, first consult their command - The Hierarchy. One of the aliens, mistaking the daydreams for reality, gets permission to attack. Upon realizing his mistake, he offers to help Voyager but only if they act out one of The Doctor's fantasies, where he is in command of Voyager. Written by Meribor

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The moment when Tuvok weeps during the Verdi aria is very similar to the scene in which Sarek sheds a tear during a Mozart recital in TNG: Sarek. See more »


A close-up of the rank pips as they appear on the Doctor's uniform shows that the CG tracking is off. The uniform beneath moves while the pips remain stationary. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: Somewhere, in that totality known as the universe, is a galaxy called the Milky Way. Tucked into the corner of that galaxy is a planet named Earth. On that planet is a city called Mantua. Go straight ahead, past the fountain, turn right, then left, and right again. You'll find yourself walking along the water, listening, as a man sings of his beloved's unfaithful heart. And even the fish begin to weep. Quando La Donna E Mobile.
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References Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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The Secret Life of Walter Doctor
10 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is another light hearted interruption to the more serious stuff. The Doctor has begun making demands due to his skill set. He sends a letter to Janeway, asking for promotions. Being a hologram, he has no status when it comes to Starfleet rank. He begins to daydream about doing all kinds of heroic things. A group of salvage ships that attack starships and steal their valuable cargo and technology has spotted them. But they are in for a surprise. A delightful episode.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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