Who is the best doctor?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Infern0, Jan 30, 2013.


who's the best?

  1. Doctor Leonard McCoy

    32 vote(s)
  2. Doctor Beverly Crusher

    14 vote(s)
  3. Doctor Julian Bashir

    14 vote(s)
  4. "The Doctor"

    12 vote(s)
  5. Doctor Phlox

    1 vote(s)
  1. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    Boyce makes cocktails out of his medical bag so that's a strenth as far as I'm concerned. "Tough day son? Here." [whips out martini for you]
  2. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009
    Or Doctor Pulaski!
  3. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of Dr McCoy.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  4. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Favorite quote (or in this case paraphrase) in all of Star Trek.:techman:
  5. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
  6. Spartan_029

    Spartan_029 Ensign Red Shirt

    Jan 22, 2013
    This was tough... Bones is probably my favorite doctor, but Bashir is my favorite Trek Character. Wish I could vote for two, but had to settle on one... Bashir it is, simply for his growth into the doctor, and person, he became.
  7. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
  8. Bigjoe

    Bigjoe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 20, 2013
    United Kingdom
    They all have their strengths and weaknesses. But being I'm a huge, huge TNG fan it has to be Beverly. :)
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    The way McCoy was written and played, he was very believable as a real, flawed human being. His imperfect practice of medicine got even more pronounced in the films. In THE WRATH OF KHAN, Chekov comes right out and says that Khan "put creatures in our ears" -- and McCoy blows it off without so much as a tricorder reading. BIG mistake. In ST6 he has a bad time treating the wounded Klingon.

    So McCoy is the best in terms of being a realistic human with flaws and frailties, even as that might make him the last STAR TREK doctor in a starring role you would pick to treat your own injuries.

    No, I'd like to amend that: Flox is last, coming in just barely before Doctor Zoidberg on FUTURAMA.

    To get the best treatment, I'd go for some 24th century high-tech from the EMH.
  10. Mareika

    Mareika Captain Captain

    Jul 7, 2006
    The Doctor, of course.
    He`s not only the best doc, he`s also one of the best Star Trek characters of all of the shows.
  11. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    Anyone except Bashir and Phlox.

    But McCoy, Leonard H will always get my vote in these polls.
  12. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 23, 2013
    Things didn't work out too well for Khan and his gang of supermen. The genetically "superior" didn't fare too well in GATTACA, either.

    As for Dr. Boyce's bartender kit, don't forget that McCoy mixes pangalactic gargle blasters with Klingon nerve gas. And remember not to tick him off when he's relaxing with a mint julep.
  13. You_Will_Fail

    You_Will_Fail Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 1, 2010
    Trill, Federation World and Proud
    By that logic, the EMH is the clear winner.

    Anyway, I think this poorly worded thread is more about your favorite Doctor and I probably have to say "EMH", I find that starting from season 6 his personality did make a change for the worse but I still find him the most watchable along with Dr Crusher.

    Oh. My. God. Why would you even go there?

    For shame, for shame..
  14. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    ^They're the same character.

    My list:

    Voyager's EMH

    (every doctor on every planet in the multiverse)

  15. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

    Jul 26, 2001
    United Kingdom
    McCoy is my favourite with the Doctor second since he made an awful show borderline watchable, but as far as expertise go I'd always want Bashir.
  16. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
    Bashir probably got the best episode of any of the doctor characters in the form of "The Quickening".
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Give me Zoidberg any day of the week.
  18. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 3, 2004
    McCoy. I don't think I need to specify the actor or the character.
  19. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 29, 2012
    Pretty sure this thread's been around not so long ago.

    Anyway, I'm puzzled as to how McCoy is leading. "He's dead, Jim"

    Voted Beverly; though Bashir is close.
  20. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Best actor by a long shot, most relatable character of the bunch and the man pulled some medical rabbits out of his hat during the five-year mission.