Stardate not given: A few days after an alien pharmaceutical salesman makes a sales pitch aboard Voyager, it is discovered that the holographic Doctor’s program has been replaced by an early backup copy. As Voyager begins to trace the path of the untrustworthy salesman, the real Doctor is activated in an alien hospital whose patients receive treatment based upon an arbitrary computer evaluation of their worth to society. The Doctor is whisked from Level Red, where patients lie dying in an unsanitary area, to Level Blue – a top-of-the-line medical facility where patients who are considered more valuable to society receive cutting-edge treatment. The Doctor has been sold to the hospital’s administrators as a new piece of diagnostic technology, but instead of cooperating, he begins to steal medication from Level Blue to give to the impoverished patients in Level Red. But the Doctor’s attempts to change the hospital’s way of doing things may have tragic consequences.
teleplay by James Kahn
story by Kenneth Biller & Robert Doherty
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: John Kassir (Gar), Dublin James (Tebbis), Larry Drake (Chellick), Gregory Itzin (Dysek), Paul Scherrer (Voje), Christinna Chauncey (Level Blue Nurse), Stephen O’Mahoney (Med Tech), John O’Heir (Husband), John Durbin (Alien Miner), Debi A. Monahan (Adultress), John Franklin (Kipp)
LogBook entry by Earl Green