Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Critical Care 

The Doctor is stolen from Voyager by an alien who sells him and his mobile emitter to a hospital on a densely-populated planet. He is activated in a cramped room filled with sick people and... See full summary »


Terry Windell


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
John Kassir ... Gar
Gregory Itzin ... Dr. Dysek
Paul Scherrer Paul Scherrer ... Voje
Dublin James ... Tebbis
Larry Drake ... Chellick
Christinna Chauncey ... Level Blue Nurse


The Doctor is stolen from Voyager by an alien who sells him and his mobile emitter to a hospital on a densely-populated planet. He is activated in a cramped room filled with sick people and is made to treat them using only very basic equipment. When the administrators of the facility realise how skilled the Doctor is, they move him to another area of the hospital to treat more deserving patients. The Doctor is appalled to learn that the medical care that people are given is linked to their status in society and hatches a plan to make things a little less discriminatory. Written by Jonathan Stevenson

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1 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2377. See more »


When Chellick has The Doctor restricted to Level Blue, the Allocator transfers The Doctor around Level Blue as if Level Blue had holo emitters, but in fact the Allocator is using transport technology to move the Doctor's holotransmitter, and thus the Doctor, from place to place. See more »


Tebbis: I hope to be a doctor someday.
The Doctor: Really? Well I hope your working conditions are better than these.
Tebbis: It wouldn't be so bad if they'd let us listen to music.
The Doctor: It would certainly improve my mood.
Tebbis: It's not just that, but music has great healing power.
The Doctor: I couldn't agree with you more!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Medical Ethics Put to the Test
15 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A shyster kidnaps the Doc and sells him to a hospital ship. While on board he comes to realize that there is a hierarchical method of treating patients. The poor and infirm are in the red zone and are doomed, for the most part, while the "Blue" patients get elective surgeries and injections. The Doctor must deal with treating the weak, but in the process makes a costly mistake.

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