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Old February 6 2014, 01:56 AM   #46
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Re: Voyager's "Medical Staff"

Good thing we never lost the Doctor's program (meaning...good thing Robert Picardo never quit). Everyone would have died!
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Old February 6 2014, 02:10 AM   #47
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Nah, they would just have done what they did with The Doctor and re-cast the EMH, same character but different face.
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Old February 6 2014, 03:50 AM   #48
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Or replace him with an alien doctor that chose to join Voyager on their trip, for whatever reason. For some reason, I'm thinking El-Aurian. That would have been interesting.
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Old February 6 2014, 03:59 AM   #49
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Or replace him with an alien doctor that chose to join Voyager on their trip, for whatever reason. For some reason, I'm thinking El-Aurian. That would have been interesting.
Meh.
Why not make it Hirogen.
Think of how much more fun it would be trying to teach him how to sew up a patient instead of gutting and eating them?
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Old February 6 2014, 04:25 AM   #50
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^Are you asking why shouldn't they make a Hirogen a doctor, or giving a reason.
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Old February 6 2014, 05:08 AM   #51
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Nah, they would just have done what they did with The Doctor and re-cast the EMH, same character but different face.
There was a show called "Collector" about a thousand year old Monk who collects damned souls for the Devil...

Every week, the Devil is played by a different actor or actress.

What if the doctor was constantly changing his face?
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Old February 6 2014, 08:23 AM   #52
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Captain Kathryn wrote:
Good thing we never lost the Doctor's program (meaning...good thing Robert Picardo never quit). Everyone would have died!
It's not unreasonable to think that about the possibility of the Doctor 'decompiling himself' after beginning to understand how he was regarded by all his peers as a mere function of the ship, not as a person. Or some of the situations where he was saved from being decompiled by sinister forces, some of which were his own unintentional impulses.

As someone else said, if Picardo had quit and someone else had to take on the Doctor role, I'm sure they would have found an alien or altered his backup program somehow. Paris clearly couldn't have cut it, he would have been one of his first fatalities.

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Meh.
Why not make it Hirogen.
Think of how much more fun it would be trying to teach him how to sew up a patient instead of gutting and eating them?
We already see Hirogen scientists and engineers. Although we don't see a doctor, it's a pretty logical extension. I think Hirogen probably think of doctors the same way Klingons do - possessing the necessary skill to put a warrior (or hunter) back into the thick of things. Not necessarily a focus on prolonging a peaceful life, like most Star Trek species we see.
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Old February 6 2014, 11:02 AM   #53
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What if the doctor was constantly changing his face?
aaaaaaaahahaha..
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Old February 6 2014, 02:41 PM   #54
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What if the doctor was constantly changing his face?
aaaaaaaahahaha..
Good catch. I somehow missed that, while thinking about the idea that Strax (or a very similar character) would have made a good replacement for Picardo's Doctor had one been necessary.
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Old February 6 2014, 08:40 PM   #55
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Actually, had Picardo left & they decided to Neelix themselves a medic, I'd've liked to see a Vidiian in the post.
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Old February 6 2014, 09:03 PM   #56
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Perhaps one that could have treated Jane's caffine addiction.
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Old February 6 2014, 11:30 PM   #57
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Actually, had Picardo left & they decided to Neelix themselves a medic, I'd've liked to see a Vidiian in the post.
That would be neat but I'd rather see a healthy/cured one, one who joined after the crew cured their planet perhaps. I'd rather not deal with jigsaw face episode after episode.
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Old February 7 2014, 08:14 AM   #58
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That would be neat but I'd rather see a healthy/cured one, one who joined after the crew cured their planet perhaps. I'd rather not deal with jigsaw face episode after episode.
I'm sure the makeup artists would have agreed with you, wholeheartedly!
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Old February 7 2014, 01:26 PM   #59
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They should have retrained Chakotay as a medic.

I'm sure he'd have been qualified to mop the odd brow or two.

There's a spin-off in that somewhere.

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Old February 7 2014, 05:16 PM   #60
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Actually, had Picardo left & they decided to Neelix themselves a medic, I'd've liked to see a Vidiian in the post.
That would be neat but I'd rather see a healthy/cured one, one who joined after the crew cured their planet perhaps. I'd rather not deal with jigsaw face episode after episode.
But see, that would be the interesting bit if they were still all phaged up. Think about the possibilities: crew members afraid to see the doctor because they don't want their organs harvested like a night in a back room in Pudong (how would B'Elanna react?), how said medic would also be looking for a cure was a side project wherever Voyager went, & the ship's own advanced medtech could work towards that (or fail), said medic trying to constantly sample & adapt Seven's nanoprobes, all manner of conflict possibilities.
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