Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by The Illusive Man, Mar 3, 2014.
EMH: Ensign, your life is at risk.
Vorik: You don't understand how a Vulcan copes with this experience. It's a test of his character. I've already humiliated myself and Lieutenant Tuvok by allowing a private matter to become so public.
EMH: Give yourself a little credit. You're doing the best you can under unusually difficult circumstances. If you were back on Vulcan, you'd have your family and friends there to help you.
Vorik: I shouldn't need any help.
EMH: I know that self-sufficiency is very important to a Vulcan but there is nothing shameful in getting a little guidance every once in a while. I'd like you to consider my alternative, and then you can decide whether or not to try it.
[Holodeck - Paxau Resort]
VORIK: I don't understand the purpose of coming here.
The Doctor: Trust me. Ensign Vorik, I'd like you to meet T'Pera.
VORIK: Surely you're not suggesting that she become my mate.
The Doctor: Well, I wouldn't recommend a life-long commitment, but she might be able to help you with your immediate problem.
Vorik: She's a hologram. She isn't real.
The Doctor: Then I assume you have the same low regard for me.
Vorik: You're a skilled physician, Doctor, but let me point out the limitations to your own experience with physical matters.
EMH: I believe we're discussing your sexual difficulties at the moment, Ensign. And this holographic mate is the best solution I can think of.
Vorik: She won't be the same as a real mate.
EMH: The difference is all in your mind, which, if I've understood you and Mister Tuvok correctly, is where the Pon Farr must ultimately be resolved. Let your mind convince your body that she is exactly what you need her to be. Think of this as an advanced self-healing technique. It was still require considerable mental discipline on your part.
Vorik: There is a certain logic to your suggestion, Doctor. I will try.
EMH: Good. Well then, I'll leave the two of you alone.
TORRES: Tuvok must be wrong about this Pon Farr business. It doesn't make any sense.
PARIS: It does explain how you've been acting.
Torres: I don't see what's so strange.
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