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View Poll Results: Which doctor would you want to work on you?
Phlox 4 3.67%
Leonard McCoy 32 29.36%
Beverly Crusher 18 16.51%
Julian Bashir 28 25.69%
The Doctor 27 24.77%
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Old November 22 2013, 08:07 PM   #106
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^Though it is simulated.

Leah Brahms' hologram wasn't the same as her counterpart, Barclay's recreation of Voyager's crew (though the Maquis' outfits were accurate) was inaccurate, and the last episode of Enterprise (though it may be just me) the hair and makeup was off. Who's to say the EMH didn't have a flaw or two. If he was perfect, they wouldn't have made a Mark II (though moving from Robert Picardo to Andy Dick is a step down if you ask me).
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Old November 22 2013, 08:34 PM   #107
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^Though it is simulated.

Leah Brahms' hologram wasn't the same as her counterpart, Barclay's recreation of Voyager's crew (though the Maquis' outfits were accurate) was inaccurate, and the last episode of Enterprise (though it may be just me) the hair and makeup was off. Who's to say the EMH didn't have a flaw or two. If he was perfect, they wouldn't have made a Mark II (though moving from Robert Picardo to Andy Dick is a step down if you ask me).
Feel-good verbiage. Unsubstantiated, though.
Writing 'simulated' doesn't change the fact that the Doctor proved able to match and exceed meat doctors at his profession - among others.
In general, trek depicted high-end holograms as far more capable than mere biologicals.
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Old November 22 2013, 09:09 PM   #108
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^In the first season (or two) he had trouble becoming the new chief officer. Didn't he say on multiple occasions how he wasn't designed to do the things they charged him with? He did adapt and by the end he was as good as the rest of them, but he wasn't always like that.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:54 PM   #109
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I do not like drs but the one I would let work on me would be Dr. McCoy at least I know I could trust him with my life if need be.
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Old January 26 2014, 02:13 AM   #110
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^In the first season (or two) he had trouble becoming the new chief officer. Didn't he say on multiple occasions how he wasn't designed to do the things they charged him with? He did adapt and by the end he was as good as the rest of them, but he wasn't always like that.
The EMH was never designed for long-term use. I think he's said that at least a couple of times.

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Leah Brahms' hologram wasn't the same as her counterpart, Barclay's recreation of Voyager's crew (though the Maquis' outfits were accurate) was inaccurate, and the last episode of Enterprise (though it may be just me) the hair and makeup was off. Who's to say the EMH didn't have a flaw or two. If he was perfect, they wouldn't have made a Mark II (though moving from Robert Picardo to Andy Dick is a step down if you ask me).
But those were only matters of looks and/or personality. The EMH's medical knowledge itself is unquestionable. Now, true, it's important to have a doctor that can interact with patients personally and do it well, but strictly in terms of medical expertise, the EMH is flawless - such things are not subject to interpretation. Either the EMH knows how to treat you or it doesn't. Either he can cure a disease or he can't. It's one or the other.
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Old January 26 2014, 10:05 AM   #111
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^In the first season (or two) he had trouble becoming the new chief officer. Didn't he say on multiple occasions how he wasn't designed to do the things they charged him with? He did adapt and by the end he was as good as the rest of them, but he wasn't always like that.
The EMH was never designed for long-term use. I think he's said that at least a couple of times.

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Leah Brahms' hologram wasn't the same as her counterpart, Barclay's recreation of Voyager's crew (though the Maquis' outfits were accurate) was inaccurate, and the last episode of Enterprise (though it may be just me) the hair and makeup was off. Who's to say the EMH didn't have a flaw or two. If he was perfect, they wouldn't have made a Mark II (though moving from Robert Picardo to Andy Dick is a step down if you ask me).
But those were only matters of looks and/or personality. The EMH's medical knowledge itself is unquestionable. Now, true, it's important to have a doctor that can interact with patients personally and do it well, but strictly in terms of medical expertise, the EMH is flawless - such things are not subject to interpretation. Either the EMH knows how to treat you or it doesn't. Either he can cure a disease or he can't. It's one or the other.
Leah Brahms was a diagnostic program but true, The Doctor's level is far superior. To our standards he is flawless and he can learn and adapt. My only vice against him in this thread is he's overkill choosing him to make sure you don't miss anything. If you like his personality, that's one thing, but Bones can do whatever The Doctor can do on a patient from our world.

The Doctor is the best doctor, but is he the best doctor for you?
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Old January 26 2014, 12:10 PM   #112
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I've always adored Beverly Crusher, for many reasons, but her empathy for her patients is why I'd want her working on me, if she had to. And besides, she's the Chief Medical Officer in a STAR TREK series, so ... her competency is absolutely assured.
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Old January 26 2014, 01:59 PM   #113
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Helena Russell hands down. She had the glossiest lips on Moonbase Alpha and she handed out sedatives like candy.
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Old January 26 2014, 02:36 PM   #114
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Bones was the best doctor.
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Old January 26 2014, 04:28 PM   #115
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Bones can do whatever The Doctor can do on a patient from our world.
How so? Logically, the EMH would have a better chance.

I'm not dissing McCoy by any means, but he only has his own memories and experiences. The EMH has that, plus those of thousands of other doctors. Do the math.
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Old January 26 2014, 05:02 PM   #116
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Helena Russell hands down. She had the glossiest lips on Moonbase Alpha and she handed out sedatives like candy.
LOL. The glossiest lips and softest focus.

And who can forget Doc Cottle's low-visibility operating table?
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Old January 26 2014, 05:34 PM   #117
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Helena Russell hands down. She had the glossiest lips on Moonbase Alpha and she handed out sedatives like candy.
LOL. The glossiest lips and softest focus.

And who can forget Doc Cottle's low-visibility operating table?
LOL! Yeah they must have had a whole ship given over to tobacco plants just to keep the old coot from dying of nicotine withdrawal.
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Old January 26 2014, 06:50 PM   #118
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In general, trek depicted high-end holograms as far more capable than mere biologicals.
No, as BBJEG pointed out, Starfleet replaced the mark one with the mark two, it's unlikely that they would have done that simply because the mark one was "crabby."

The Doctor was superior (for some reason) than those holograms, it wasn't simply a matter than "he" was a hologram with abundant programming, there was something different and unique about him.

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Either the EMH knows how to treat you or it doesn't. Either he can cure a disease or he can't. It's one or the other.
The Doctor was able to go beyond his programming, he was intuitive. His abilities were more than a matter of knowledge.

Intuitive -- using or based on what one feels to be true without conscious reasoning; instinctive.

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Old February 1 2014, 03:31 AM   #119
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McCoy also shows compassion which I strongly need right about now
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Old February 1 2014, 06:03 AM   #120
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Phlox without a doubt.

He seems like he'd have the most interesting "bedside manner" with cool stories to tell and maybe let me play with some of his weird pets
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