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Old 06-23-2008, 10:24 AM
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I think it was because out of all the characters in VOY his was the only one that they developed throughout the whole of the series, and we were then thrown into the past character in DS9 and FC when he cameo'ed
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I think it was because out of all the characters in VOY his was the only one that they developed throughout the whole of the series, and we were then thrown into the past character in DS9 and FC when he cameo'ed
Could you explain that a tad more?
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I always felt like they were copying Data.

In fact... "Author, Author" is "The Measure of a Man" with much more "plot" crammed into it.
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I always felt like they were copying Data.

In fact... "Author, Author" is "The Measure of a Man" with much more "plot" crammed into it.
And Data himself was a copy of Questor, a failed GR pilot from 1973.
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Could you explain that a tad more?
Well if you follow VOY you will see the character develop nicely and generally wont see a masive change if you are seeing on a day to day basis (much like my dad seeing my daughter, he sees more dramatic changes then I do).

By using the characters original profile (when he was first activited in Caretaker) and showing them in FC, or as Dr Zimmerman in DS9 and VOY, we are reminded on how far the character developed.

PS my Daughter is called Elizabeth Marie Holley or for short you could use her initials and call her EMH!
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He was like Data, but he didn't actually desire to be human. He just was, so is the nature of having human programmers who can't fathom something that does not in some way reflect themselves and their own nature. I personally think the Doctor is a good mix between Spock's clinical detachment, McCoy's bossy attitude towards patients, and Dr. House's acerbic, snarky wit. Crusher was boring. The Doctor is among my favorite Star Trek doctors along with McCoy and Phlox. Brilliant actors, the lot of them.

Also, one couldn't help but feel for the Doctor in the beginning of season 1 where people didn't give him basic courtesies. I mean, he doesn't ask for a please and thank you, he knows he's a hologram. It took Kes for him to realize he really was something like a person, not a thing.
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The character of the Doctor is the one that changed/developed the most in the course of the 7 seasons. 2nd place I'd have to give to Neelix.

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I'll agree with you on Neelix.

I used to HATE Neelix and the Doctor. Then I bought all 7 seasons on DVD, and boy did the Doctor and Neelix both grow on me.

If you compare Season 1 doc to season 3.5 Doc, after he got his mobile emitter... huge character growth.
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nd Questor was really just a ripoff of "I, Robot". We could do this all day.
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