But, he's right when it comes to the medical problems. And it's a medical show. That's where he has to be right. If he misdiagnoed every paitent every week he'd hardly be looked at as this amazing doctor who happens to be an awful human being. He'd be looked at as a malpractice suit waiting to happen. I'm saying that whn you come down to the big questions on the show the stars of the show are the ones in the right. How long would Trek last of Kirk wasn't right all the time? "Whoops, started a planetary civil war. Sulu, get us out of here as low key as you can" And I don't recall any Trek show where the stars were considered anywhere near totally screwed-up, dysfunctional and unlikeable. DS9 comes the closest but that lasted about 1/2 a season. Voyager could have had some characters like that but it got smoothed over even faster. Trek people are supposed to be better than we are so the flaws have to be transfered to the guest stars, usually aliens of some sort. It's not better or worse than any other way it's just the way that they did it. And really Christopher, I can't imagine you enjoying Star Trek if the characteres were anything like House, Tony Soprano or anyone from Deadwood.