In May 2001,
we will lose the most unique character ever conceived for
a Trek series. Even if Voyager's writers don't have something ominous and
tragic in store for the Doctor by the end (and I have a terrible
feeling they have. They've rarely shown reverence for their characters,
despite fan feedback), not being able to marvel at his next
his next lesson in humility, will create a deep void in my gut. Somehow,
the prospect of settling for reruns does little to comfort me. And I've
got it good: UPN network's "Five Flights a Week" in the USA barely
touches a fraction of Voyager's first-run markets.
I just don't want to see the Doctor's quest end. He above all deserves a
happily ever after. If he does make it to the Alpha Quadrant without
adverse consequences, then his life
will have just begun. I want to be there to see it...
...in some format. Even if it's a continuing series of novels
« Please, ··looks
respectable set of authors, who don't attribute Doc with absurd
physiological phenomena to satisfy some personal, libidinous
quirk. Pleeeeeeeez I beg of you... » at least it'll be
...Of course, recurring appearances of Doc in assorted Star Trek
storylines by Robert Picardo would be met by fans all over with welcome
arms. But much as I enjoy Picardo's perfomance (you can see I'm really
holding back here), I respect the man enough not to wish him into
Typecast Hell. And you know what they say: The years are not kind to
Vulcans, androids, and holograms. Even so, I'd allow for artistic
just to see Doc pop up whenever and however down the line.
When UPN went into full swing with its "Final Season" ad campaign in
September of 2000, it hit home for me. Then came that
realization that something tragic might befall him. I created this site
in the hopes of keeping his spirit alive, a homage to a marvelous character
and the achievement of an exceptional actor.
I only hope I've done right
by the both of them.