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Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by 1 of 9, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. 1 of 9

    1 of 9 Ensign Newbie

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    Good evening crewmen. Pleased to see there is still an active forum on a series that "ended" (I can go on about the way it ended but I'm sure its been discussed to death) nearly 2 decades ago. I have just again finished this series about an hour or two ago, the last time I have watched the series in its entirety was when it aired on t.v., 2 decades ago. There is something that I thought was missing from the very last episode (during the flash-forward of the life of the Voyager crew back home on earth).

    I could've sworn there was a part where the doctor decided to accept a procedure where his program and image is somehow converted or made into a real life flesh and blood human being... complete with getting old and everything else that comes along with a natural human lifecycle... and had no memory at all of a girlfriend/fiancee for the doctor... although it has been 2 decades.

    Perhaps this my own experience of the "Mandela effect" ( https://www.snopes.com/news/2016/07/24/the-mandela-effect/ )

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  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Never heard that one, although it sounds like it'd have made a cool episode or novel (there was an excellent Next Gen novel where a wizard makes Data human, called Metamorphosis)

    Voyager may have ended 2 decades ago, but with Jeri Ryan and Robert Picardo set to appear in Star Trek: Picard, soon it's gonna be like 1996 again.:techman:
     
  3. Kor

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    Well, there was the reverse, in that episode where the Vidiian woman was temporarily given a holographic body and the Doc fell in love with her.

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  4. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I believe that "Projections" is the episode you're thinking of, and/or mixing with another episode. In that one, the Doctor appears to be flesh & blood because of a malfunction within the holodeck and within his program. But he's still the same old Doc. And in another one, "Real Life," he also had a holographic family for an episode.

    Welcome to the board. :techman:
     
  5. 1 of 9

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    Yeah I thought about that, but I remember clearly... well guess I can't say clearly now as it is clear that it never happened... in this timeline anyways :p ... I had an image of just a couple frames, I guess, in my head where the Doctor had grey hair and somewhere along the line during the final episodes it was explained that he had become a full flesh and blooded human... but as I said, it has been 2 decades and perhaps maybe it was just a dream I had along the line that became fact with my fragmented memory bank. lol.
     
  6. 1 of 9

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    Wow. I can't believe it. I just searched for the trailer after your post and saw Seven... hoped to catch a glimpse of the Doctor too but didn't see or notice him. Are there clips with the Doctor in it as well? Just wow... I haven't re-watched the Voyager series for the past 18 or so years until now because I knew how disappointing of a end it had... for me at least, but finally decided to donate all my spare time this year into re-watching it again... and it has been another great journey... only wasn't as fulfilling as I knew how it would end the entire way. Now there is a chance to actually see what Seven and! the Doctor has been up to... those 2 at least, but if I had to pick 2, I'm sure it would be them.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Robert Picardo is in negotiations for season 2 so there are no pics or clips yet.

    He does appear as Doctor Zimmerman (alongside Voyager's Tuvok and a bunch of other Trek alumni) in the fan production Star Trek: Renegades.
     
  8. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't recall the EMH ever being real, but we did get a greyhaired version of Dr Zimmerman in "Life Line".

     
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  9. DonIago

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    "Life Line" was the first episode I thought of when I saw "Doc but with gray hair".