Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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During their now regular communications with Earth and Starfleet, the Doctor sends a holonovel too closely based on his adventures on Voyager, causing hurt feelings among his crew.

Director:

David Livingston

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway / Captain Jenkins
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay / Commander Katanay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres / Lt. Torrey
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris / Lt. Marseilles
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor / EMH Mark I
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok / Tulak
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine / Three of Eight / Two of Three
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim / Ensign Kymble
Richard Herd ... Admiral Owen Paris
Barry Gordon ... Arden Broht
Joseph Campanella ... Federation Arbitrator
Lorinne Vozoff Lorinne Vozoff ... Irene Hansen
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... John Torres (as Juan García)
Robert Ito ... John Kim
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During their now regular communications with Earth and Starfleet, the Doctor sends a holonovel too closely based on his adventures on Voyager, causing hurt feelings among his crew. Written by laird-3

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time we see B'elanna with no klingon makeup. See more »

Goofs

Seven of Nine's aunt claimed she had visited the aunt's home at age 6 - however in Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier, Part II the EMH claimed that Seven of Nine was 4 years old when her parents departed on their Borg research mission. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: In the beginning, there is darkness, the emptiness of a matrix waiting for the light. Then, a single photon flares into existence, then another. Soon, thousands more. Optronic pathways connect, subroutines emerge from the chaos, and a holographic consciousness is born. I awaken into this world fully programed, yet completely innocent, unaware of the hardships I'll endure, or the great potential I will one day fulfill. - Computer, save revisions and open Chapter One.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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One of the best!
8 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I noticed one reviewer referred to this episode as 'the worst of the worst'. Oddly, to me it's one of the better episodes and it's obvious that there are lots of difference tastes out there. For me, the funny episodes they periodically tossed in were among some of the very best--they provided some welcome relief from the otherwise VERY serious nature of the show.

When the show begins, they've established a Skype-like system where crew members can make live calls to the Alpha Quadrant. Surprisingly, one of the most excited about this is the Doctor! Despite being a hologram, he has ideas about becoming a great author and his ego is stroked when a big publishing house wants his novel. Folks are shocked, however, when they see that this novel sure makes it look as if the Doctor is a great, great man and the crew, which is WAY too much like Voyager's, is full of evil jerks who couldn't get along without the Doc. It's VERY funny to say the least. But what is funnier is Tom Paris' re-write. In it, the Doctor is a jerk AND he sports a ridiculous comb-over!

Overall, this episode is very slight but it's also very funny. If you don't mind a tongue-in-cheek episode, it's one of the better episodes of the final season. Well worth seeing--and it's a great chance to see just how far the Doctor's ego has gone!

By the way, two of the guest stars in this ones are Barry Gordon (the blue publisher) and the arbitrator (Joseph Campanella). It's nice to see these familiar faces on the show.


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