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Old February 4 2014, 06:57 PM   #16
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^That's all very welll and good. However in the fictional world you are the Captain of ship with a 70 year journey home and only 1 Doctor and no nurse, would you not think it prudent to say start training someoneelse to fufuil that role, just in case something unforseen should happen to the only 1 you've got?
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Old February 4 2014, 08:16 PM   #17
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Did the Val Jean have a Doctor?

Caretaker might have accidentally killed the Maquis Doctor, or Chakotay left port without one, which does seem off.
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Old February 4 2014, 08:42 PM   #18
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And unless Kes had some kind of special advantage...next to Neelix, she's the LAST person to train.

"Oh, let's train the alien who has never even seen our species before, and has zero training with our tech."
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Old February 4 2014, 08:44 PM   #19
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The nature of their original mission probably required a LOT of security and less medical staff. But yeah the lack of blue-shirts always irked me. Not many science or medical staff members!

But the EMH is basically a combination of all Starfleet doctors so in essence he is MANY DOCTORS.

They really should have triple backed up his program though.
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Old February 4 2014, 08:45 PM   #20
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Did the Val Jean have a Doctor?

Caretaker might have accidentally killed the Maquis Doctor, or Chakotay left port without one, which does seem off.
When it comes to the Maquis, they have to take what they can get. Maybe there wasn't a medically inclined ex-starfleet member (or anyone) that was available.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:05 PM   #21
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And unless Kes had some kind of special advantage...next to Neelix, she's the LAST person to train.

"Oh, let's train the alien who has never even seen our species before, and has zero training with our tech."
I always assumed that because Kes only lived 9 years she was able to learn much faster then other species.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:29 PM   #22
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The nature of their original mission probably required a LOT of security and less medical staff. But yeah the lack of blue-shirts always irked me. Not many science or medical staff members!

But the EMH is basically a combination of all Starfleet doctors so in essence he is MANY DOCTORS.

They really should have triple backed up his program though.
Except that they couldn't back him/replicate his program etc.. except for that one episode were the plot said they could.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:43 PM   #23
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In Eye of the Needle they said that his program had physical components that were part of sick bay, so that's why they couldn't transfer him tot he Romulan ship.

His program is on a buffer in a hard drive in the wall. the shape/size and number of projections, despite requiring more processing power, doesn't stress his essence because the holoprojectors are not his body they are just part of the ship which he uses to create the illusion of having a body or bodies.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:55 PM   #24
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What we needed to see is the EMH hovering over one injured crew member while his 7 arms are snaked out all over sickbay attending to multiple other injured crew members (which he can see through his hands). Because he totally could do this.
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Old February 4 2014, 11:11 PM   #25
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What we needed to see is the EMH hovering over one injured crew member while his 7 arms are snaked out all over sickbay attending to multiple other injured crew members (which he can see through his hands). Because he totally could do this.
Undoubtedly. The question is, though, should he? How many humanoid types would feel comfortable with what amounts to an Elder God (or at the very least, a Thermian) waving wandage in their faces?

Again, we keep with what is comfortable & familiar so as to soothe the senses despite the enhanced abilities & efficiencies of modified types. Otherwise, why not just make the EMH take the form of sentient holographic gas? That would certainly be the most efficient diagnostic form.
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Old February 4 2014, 11:15 PM   #26
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With decades ahead of them the crew would have been cross training in multiple skills.

Voyage wasn't big on being practical or sensible...
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Old February 5 2014, 12:26 AM   #27
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What we needed to see is the EMH hovering over one injured crew member while his 7 arms are snaked out all over sickbay attending to multiple other injured crew members (which he can see through his hands). Because he totally could do this.
Undoubtedly. The question is, though, should he? How many humanoid types would feel comfortable with what amounts to an Elder God (or at the very least, a Thermian) waving wandage in their faces?

Again, we keep with what is comfortable & familiar so as to soothe the senses despite the enhanced abilities & efficiencies of modified types. Otherwise, why not just make the EMH take the form of sentient holographic gas? That would certainly be the most efficient diagnostic form.
I didn't say he should be doing 7 pap smears at once. If you're INJURED you will feel comfortable being treated regardless of what form the medical personnel are in.
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Old February 5 2014, 12:46 AM   #28
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Latent Image dude.

However when he sprouted a Cardassian out of his brain, that proved that the EMH was capable partitioning and then spawning new versions of himself if required.
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The EMH should be able to sprout extra legs, hands, etc at a moments notice and operate simultaneously. That would have been cooooooooool.

Or just pop out mini-EMHs....
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Old February 5 2014, 01:30 AM   #30
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With decades ahead of them the crew would have been cross training in multiple skills.

Voyage wasn't big on being practical or sensible...
Well that's more a fault of the writers (for whatever reasons) for not thinking that's the kind of thing that would happen. As well as having children so that they could be ready to crew the ship in 20 years time, to replace losses for whatever reason.
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