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Materialising in an empty sickbay, the Doctor discovers that the ship has been abandoned following a Kazon attack. All is not as it seems, however, when Lieutenant Barclay arrives and informs him that he is actually Lewis Zimmerman – the creator of the EMH…

The Trekzone Review

The Doctor finally gets some screen time and loads of character explanation. We technically meet Lewis Zimerman and Barclay in Voyager. This episode reminds me of Frame of Mind from TNG, with the real reality a mystery.

Chakotay says what we’re all thinking – it doesn’t matter what you’re made of… it just matters that you are our friend. Well, the crew certainly don’t prove that early on… but they will in time. Other notes of interest are the Doctor being able to move about the ship, which he will next season.

Cast and Crew


Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran as Chakotay

Robert Picardo as The Doctor

Tim Russ as Tuvok

Roxann Dawson as Belanna Torres

Robert Duncan McNeill as Tom Paris

Garrett Wang as Harry Kim

Ethan Phillips as Neelix

Jennifer Lien as Kes

Special Guests

Dwight Schultz

Story By

Brannon Braga

Directed By

Jonathan Frakes

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