Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Latent Image”

The EMH has a gap in his memory, and his attempts to find out why are stymied by a source frighteningly close to home. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch finds a “Latent Image.”

An excerpt:

There are so many clichés being turned on their ear here, starting with one of the oldest tropes in Trek’s playbook: human fallacy confusing the crap out of a machine, causing it to self-destruct. The ethical conundrum the EMH faces here is just like the ones foisted by Kirk upon Landru in “The Return of the Archons,” the androids in “I, Mudd,” and Nomad in “The Changeling.” And Janeway is forced to shut him down before he goes the way of those mechanical beings.

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