Star Trek episodes that revolve around sick bay or the doctors

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  1. Tcsfan

    Tcsfan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The doctors have to be one of my favourite part of Star Trek. I was wondering if anyone could make a list of episodes that revolve around sick bay for each series :) thanks
     
  2. Shawnster

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    TOS Amok Time
    TNG Remember Me
    DS9 Melora
    VOY Dear Doctor
    ENT Night in Sick Bay
     
  3. MacLeod

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    Well if we are talking episodes which heavily feature the Doctor in a promeninat role in the episode.

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    Armageddon Game
    The Wire (though it's a Garak episode as well)
    Life Support
    Distant Voices
    Hippocractic Oath
    The Quickening
    Extreme Measures
     
  4. tafkats

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    Episodes that center around the doctor and deal with medical themes, particularly medical ethics:

    • Ethics (TNG)
    • Suspicions (TNG)
    • Melora (DS9)
    • The Wire (DS9)
    • Life Support (DS9)
    • Hippocratic Oath (DS9)
    • The Quickening (DS9)
    • Chrysalis (DS9)
    • Lifesigns (VOY)
    • Life Line (VOY)
    • Critical Care (VOY)
    • Dear Doctor (ENT)
    • The Breach (ENT)

    Episodes that center around the doctor as a character, but have less to do with medicine:

    • Remember Me (TNG)
    • Attached (TNG)
    • Sub Rosa (TNG)
    • Armageddon Game (DS9)
    • Our Man Bashir (DS9)
    • Inquisition (DS9)
    • Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9)
    • Statistical Probabilities (DS9)
    • Real Life (VOY)
    • Revulsion (VOY)
    • Messager in a Bottle (VOY)
    • Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy (VOY)
    • Virtuoso (VOY)
    • Body and Soul (VOY)
    • Author, Author (VOY)
    • Renaissance Man (VOY)
    • Doctor's Orders (ENT)
    • Stigma (ENT)
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    TOS:

    "The Deadly Years"
    "Journey to Babel"
    "Miri"
    And (yes) "Spock's Brain"

    Note: I'm not listing every episode in which McCoy is featured prominently, since that's pretty much all of them, but just the episodes that deal heavily with medical themes.
     
  6. 2takesfrakes

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    I love Doctor Beverly Crusher! She's my favourite out of them all and I think she's just wonderful! Episodes revolving around her personal life usually weren't so great, like when she was dating that Trill, for a while, things like that. But when episodes focus on her in sickbay, I'm a committed viewer. I don't get up, for anything ... Gates' acting wasn't as bad as she's so reputed and when she gets smirky, it just cracks me up. Crusher's a great character and I am so glad that Kate Pulaski didn't get the gig. Bev's the kind of doctor I'd want treating me, if such a person could exist ...
     
  7. Shawnster

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    TOS For the World is Hollow...
    TOS The Man Trap (The Unreal McCoy)

    Both are not just McCoy heavy episodes, but center on McCoy as a character.
     
  8. kirsten187

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    I love McCoy (no kidding) and Crusher so I love any episodes that they get more screen time in.
     
  9. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah the medic is also one of the characters in Star Trek:

    I love Beverly Crusher as well, I always thought she should have played a more prominent role "The High Ground" and "Ethics" are two of my favorite TNG episodes.

    Dr. Pulaski, I think gets more hate than she deserves. She started out rather ghastly and if she was my doctor I would butt heads with her, a lot because I found her dismissive, chicken soup prescribing behavior a bit unprofessional, but over the season she considerably softened and she could have been a great foil for Dr. Crusher.

    Dr. Bashir is another character that stats off less than stellar, especially his creeping towards jadzia (who is really, really not worth it imho) but he grows during he got the whole series to grow and by the time of episodes like "The Quickening" he was a passionate, relatable character.

    Phlox started off reminding me of Neelix. However he ended up being a mixture of the good parts of Neelix and the EMH without all the parts that made me hate those characters.
    It was a bit strange to have this alien character on humanity's first spaceship. but I think the episode that made me really like him was "Dear Doctor".

    McCoy and the EMH.....I don't like them very much, let's leave it at that.
     
  10. velour

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    "Friday's Child". Many good McCoy moments.

    "I'm a doctor, not an escalator!", the trading of bitch slaps between the good doctor and Eleen, McCoy became a father (sorta):
    Eleen: "McCoy, bring our child."
    Kirk: "Our child?"
    McCoy: "I'll explain later."
    Spock: "That should prove very interesting.",

    and finally McCoy even got the baby named after himself Leonard James Akaar, with an honorable mention to James Kirk of course.
     
  11. Bad Thoughts

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    Of the six characters who have been "the doctor," McCoy is easily my favorite, but I feel he never received a good medical episode--a close examination of the man as a healer. The best episodes,IMO, are The Quickening (which could have featured any of the doctors, it's just a good look at passion and ethics) and Critical Care (using the unique qualities of the EMH to excellent effect).
     
  12. kirkfan

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    Don't forget the infamous "Sub Rosa". It's just awful.
     
  13. Bad Thoughts

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    This one was missed:

    DS9 Nor The Battle To The Strong
     
  14. kirkfan

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    I think it was more a Jake episode.
     
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    Which took place in a medical environment.ETA it also strongly features Bashir as a foil.
     
  16. kirkfan

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    True, but Jake is really the center of attention. It doesn't happen very often in the series.
     
  17. loghaD

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    I would add TNG: Samaritan Snare to this list; the episode where Picard and Wesley travel in a shuttle together to Starbase 515, where Picard is to have his artificial heart replaced.
    There aren't really all that many scenes that take place in sickbay or in the surgery ward, but there is still quite a bit of discussion about Picard's medical condition, both with Wesley and with Pulaski.

    I seem to recall the episode being quite good, but it's been many years since I watched it, and it's received negative to lukewarm reviews.
    Which is odd: I mean, how could an episode centered around Wesley, Pulaski and Pakleds ever become anything but popular?
     
  18. Cancel Culture

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    Some more.

    TOS:
    "The Naked Time"
    "The Immunity Syndrome"
    "The Omega Glory"
    "Plato's Stepchildren"

    TAS:
    "The Ambergris Element"
    "The Pirates of Orion"
    "Albatross"

    Some of these might be borderline, but there are others also borderline, too.
     
  19. kirkfan

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    "Plato's Stepchildren" is embarrassing to watch.
     
  20. Cancel Culture

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    When I said borderline, in that case I meant borderline insane. ;)