Third Nacelle wrote:
For that matter, why didn't the doctor just incorporate Crell's research into his own program at the beginning? Calling up a holographic expert was silly when Geordi did it, and still silly when the EMH did it.
This might actually be due to the fact that the Doctor thinks the differences between holograms and their knowledge is closer than a regular person to their knowledge. Besides, we know what happened when he incorporated knowledge from historical figures into himself.
He became Dark Cloak ManTM, avenger of Kes!