Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Nothing Human 

An injured cytoplasmic life-form attaches itself to Torres, tapping into her body like a parasite. Unsure of how to save his patient, The Doctor creates a holographic recreation of a ... See full summary »


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
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
David Clennon ... Dr. Crell Moset
Jad Mager Jad Mager ... Ensign Tabor
Frank Welker ... Alien Creature (voice)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


An injured cytoplasmic life-form attaches itself to Torres, tapping into her body like a parasite. Unsure of how to save his patient, The Doctor creates a holographic recreation of a non-humanoid exobiology specialist to consult the case. The consult is going well until Torres refuses treatment when it is made known the Cardassian specialist was responsible for tortuous experiments resulting in the deaths of thousands of Bajorans. Written by Meribor

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2 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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B'Elanna Torres actress Roxann Dawson did not find this episode a comfortable experience. She cited this as the worst episode she ever took part in, due to the fact that her pet dog died during filming, and all she had to do for that week, while grieving, was lie on a bio-bed. See more »


The Doctor and Crell are transferred from Holodeck two over to the sickbay. Since they are both holograms, this is something that can easily be done. The Doctor however, has his mobile emitter on at the time. This is a physical piece of equipment, but it is shown to transfer over as though it was holographic. See more »


Tom Paris: We're in the middle of the Deltat Quadrant! Who would know?
Tuvok: *We* would know.
Tom Paris: Fine. Let's just deactivate the evil hologram and let B'Elanna die. At least we'd have our morals intact!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Ah, a Cardassian. He must be a war criminal.

The episode sets a dilemma of whether it is ethical to make use of unethically conducted research, which is interesting. The truth is it handles it rather poorly, making it very easy to agree with the counterfeit Mengele counterfeit.

I mean, even ignoring obvious bypasses, like "make the cardassian look like someone else", everyone being angry at a hologram is fairly stupid. It is also silly how the hologram argues its cardassian points efficiently, even though it is based only on data that Starfleet has, that do not justify its lack of ethics. And it is annoying how cardassians are always bad guys. Enough already.

In the end, though, Cardassian defence of horrid practices is always an interesting plot - and somehow they always seem more convincing (possibly on account of how insufferable Bajorans are), despite being obviously wrong. Also, I like non-humanoid species, although the critter here barely gets any character depth.

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