Episode 19 of 26 within Season Two. Item 34 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-136.
Kenneth Biller - Writer
Cliff Bole - Director
538 votes

Stardate: 49504.3--Voyager answers the distress signal of a Vidiian ship and transports the lone occupant to sickbay. The occupant is suffering from the Phage, and near death. The Doctor puts the unconscious patient into a coma, but then he links her brain’s synaptic activities to a holodeck created virtual rendition of the Vidiian without the disease.When she wakes, the Vidiian gazes upon a healthy face she had not seen since she was seven years old.

However, the holo-image will only keep her alive for a short period of time.The Vidiian, a hemotologist, and the Doctor work together to restore her synaptic functions to her old body before her brain waves disappear and she dies.

original airdate--February 26,1996  rating--5.6 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Trivia: 47-reference: the Doctor states that since his activation, he has performed 347 medical exams.

Factoid: The E.M.H. was developed by Dr. Lewis Zimmerman in a lab on Jupiter Station; he was activated on Stardate 48308; since that time he has performed 347 medical exams, healed 11 compound fractures, performed three appendectomies, and cured Neelix of an acute case of the hiccups. The E.M.H. is equipped with the collected medical knowledge of more than 3,000 cultures, including a neural surgical procedure developed by Dr. Leonard McCoy in 2253.

Alien Races: Vidiian, Cardassian, Kazon-Nistrim,Daliwakan


"Unhappy with a new treaty, Federation colonists along the Cardassian border have banded together. Calling themselves 'The Maquis' they continue to fight the Cardassians.Some consider them heroes, but to the governments of the Federation and Cardassia, they are outlaws."

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Previous episode :
033 Death Wish
Next episode :
035 Investigations
Related to this story :
004 Phage
  Star Trek: Voyager, Season One

regional titles

Soins et passions
Bellezza virtuale
Signos Vitales