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Old May 5 2014, 03:07 AM   #61
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Re: Was the Mobile Emitter a Bad Idea?

Enough with the androids. It certainly wasn't a mistake to take the best actor VOY had and give him a much bigger and lively role.
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Old May 5 2014, 03:25 AM   #62
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Picardo isn't the worlds grearest actor, he was just given the worlds greatest part.

An unrelenting asshole who doesn't care about the consequences of his actions or words.
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Old May 5 2014, 04:40 AM   #63
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I'm embarrassed I said he was the best actor in VOY. I must have eaten something that disagreed with my brain.
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Old May 11 2014, 10:03 PM   #64
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I think they could have gotten him out of the Sickbay trap just by installing unseen holo-emitters throughout the ship. He wouldn't have been able to go on landing parties, but it would have given Kes more things to do.

The EMH would still have some freedom of movement, but his irritability factor could still exist by not being able to leave the ship.
Yeah, that would have been a great development for the EMH in Season 2. They kind of did that in "Projections", but it doesn't really count of course.
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Old May 12 2014, 12:52 AM   #65
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Picardo may not be the best actor who was in the Voy cast, but he certainly did the best work on the show.
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Old May 12 2014, 04:37 AM   #66
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For "Future's End" it was OK. In the long run it was a mistake. Honestly, I did find the whole thing with a living, talking, feeling moving image a bit over the top. To make him almost as a living, talking, feeling moving image who all of a sudden became so close to a human that he could move around without restrictions was even more over the top.

Maybe they should have made him an android, like Data.
Completely missing the point of a handicapped character overcoming their limitations and being a fully functional member of society or how it gives him a leg up on equality, huh?
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Old May 12 2014, 05:02 AM   #67
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The only thing that ever proved that lightbulbs equality, was when Janeway let him leave to pursue a life of his own as an opera star in Virtuoso, but I am a man of some doubt that that ever happened, and it wasn't some devious falsehood programmed into the Doctors memories to make him think that he had a choice and further that no other bugger out there would respect him if he ever did try leave the generous patonage of Starfleet again.

After what happened in Flesh and Blood, Janeway should have given the EMH a limp.
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Old May 13 2014, 03:18 AM   #68
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The only thing that ever proved that lightbulbs equality, was when Janeway let him leave to pursue a life of his own as an opera star in Virtuoso, but I am a man of some doubt that that ever happened, and it wasn't some devious falsehood programmed into the Doctors memories to make him think that he had a choice and further that no other bugger out there would respect him if he ever did try leave the generous patonage of Starfleet again.

Maybe as a counterweight to the memory scrambling done to him in Latent Image?
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Old May 13 2014, 03:21 AM   #69
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I'm of the opinion that it was both a good and bad idea. Good idea that he was able to help other members of the crew in other areas outside of Sickbay, but a bad idea because like the OP, it is a 'I must explore my humanity' type of character. But don't get me wrong, he was a great actor.
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