The Doctor's experiment with daydreaming gets out of control when his program is compromised by an alien race. The aliens bully passing ships for supplies, but, before doing so, they first consult their command; The Hierarchy. One of the aliens mistakes the daydreams for reality, and 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.
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The premise is based on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber. In the short story, Walter Mitty daydreams heroic adventures while running an errand for his mother. 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
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.
References Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
La Donna e Mobile
Variation written by Joe Menosky
Original and variation performed by Robert Picardo See more