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2000-04-29 00:00:00 - Re: Why Should The Doctor Jolt? - (kemosabe@skyenet.net)


On Sat, 29 Apr 2000 05:45:20 GMT, "starcro1" <starcro1@gte.net> wrote: | Question: Why should The Doctor have to jolt at all? Masked Man---->An excellent question. My answer is TPTB think of him as human, want him to be human, treat him as a human, and even talk of his rights, as though he were human. Which means at a minimum they want us to want him to be human. Humans "jolt" - ergo, the doctor "jolts" In similar vein, Roddenberry once talked of catching flak from viewers about explosions that took place in space. If there was noise and the ship moved, he caught flak. If there was no noise and the ship was stationary, which is what we might expect most of the time, he caught flak. He couldnt win, so he gave up trying. -- Robrey, we hardly knew ye!

2000-04-29 00:00:00 - Why Should The Doctor Jolt? - (starcro1 <starcro1@gte.net>)


This week, I read a copy of Sci-Fi Magazine that someone left behind at the gym. In it was an interview with Robert Picardo ("The Doctor" on "Voyager".) It was an amusing piece; I particularly enjoyed Picardo talking about how he judges where he stands with his children by observing how they play with their "Doctor" action figures. At one point, Picardo laments that of the "Voyager" cast, he is probably the worst "jolter," i.e., he is the least adept at the uniquely "Star Trek" art form of flinging himself about the set when the ship is supposed to be under fire. "You have to be on the bridge regularly to be a good jolter,'' said Picardo, whose holographic character was confined to sickbay for the first three seasons of the series. Question: Why should The Doctor have to jolt at all? He's a hologram, who has demonstrated many times that interacting with physical reality is optional for him. He could stand in the middle of an exploding room while debris and crewmen fly right through him, as long as the holo-emitters still function.

2000-04-30 00:00:00 - Re: Why Should The Doctor Jolt? - (kemosabe@skyenet.net)


On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 07:20:39 -0500, Steven Dasheiff <dasheiff@brandeis.edu> wrote: |Also I noticed in Live Fast and Prosper the Doc as Alt-Janway, had to recover from |running by breathing heavily. Now obviously the actor has to recover from even a |short sprint, but why should a hologram. I guess it's the data effect to make him |seem more real. Though the Doc orginally probally didn't have such stuff programed |into him(why would he?) So he might have done that himself to better interact with |the crew. Masked Man----->Maybe, but I'm convinced that TPTB are determined to portray the doctor as human, as human as Janeway. IMO, the real mileage is showing him as a hologram. He should "flicker" once in awhile, for example, go offline when the ship is hit by weapon's fire, and be treated more like a machine by the crew..... -- Robrey, we hardly knew ye!

2000-04-30 00:00:00 - Re: Why Should The Doctor Jolt? - (Michele <belanna@uswest.net>)


Or it could be that the person who edits the stuff, missed that part. But you could be right. Over the years he has been trying to be more human in the eyes of the crew. Steven Dasheiff wrote: > > Also I noticed in Live Fast and Prosper the Doc as Alt-Janway, had to recover from > running by breathing heavily. Now obviously the actor has to recover from even a > short sprint, but why should a hologram. I guess it's the data effect to make him > seem more real. Though the Doc orginally probally didn't have such stuff programed > into him(why would he?) So he might have done that himself to better interact with > the crew. > > Brian Barjenbruch wrote: > > > The Doctor is sensitive to how other crewmembers treat him. I think > > that sometimes he purposely doesn't take advantage of his unique status > > as a hologrammatic life-form, simply because this would make other > > crewmembers nervous (and make himself feel 'different' from them). > > He's never on the bridge when things shake up, anyway, so he doesn't > > need to be a 'jolter.' > > > > -- > > "Its origin and purpose, still a total mystery." > > - Dr. Heywood Floyd, "2001: A Space Odyssey"

2000-04-30 00:00:00 - Re: Why Should The Doctor Jolt? - (Steven Dasheiff <dasheiff@brandeis.edu>)


Also I noticed in Live Fast and Prosper the Doc as Alt-Janway, had to recover from running by breathing heavily. Now obviously the actor has to recover from even a short sprint, but why should a hologram. I guess it's the data effect to make him seem more real. Though the Doc orginally probally didn't have such stuff programed into him(why would he?) So he might have done that himself to better interact with the crew. Brian Barjenbruch wrote: > The Doctor is sensitive to how other crewmembers treat him. I think > that sometimes he purposely doesn't take advantage of his unique status > as a hologrammatic life-form, simply because this would make other > crewmembers nervous (and make himself feel 'different' from them). > He's never on the bridge when things shake up, anyway, so he doesn't > need to be a 'jolter.' > > -- > "Its origin and purpose, still a total mystery." > - Dr. Heywood Floyd, "2001: A Space Odyssey"