Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Well, I'm sick. I'm not sure how this happened since it's always the exact same temperature in LA as it was the day before and I make a habit of only leaving the house and talking to people when absolutely necessary. Be that as it may, I'm really under the weather and have been for about four or five days. So, while I intended to write a post about "The Apple" and how my beliefs about the Prime Directive make me a bad anthropologist, I find myself instead thinking about which Star Trek doctor I'd rather have working on me.

Just in case you're unfamiliar with the main docs of the series:

1- McCoy (TOS)
2- Crusher (TNG)
3-Pulaski (Crusher's replacement for a while on TNG)
4- The Doctor (Voyager: Emergency Medical Hologram)
5- Bashir (DS9)
6- Phlox (ENT)

Now, I shall rank them according to Bedside Manner:

1- Crusher
2- Phlox
3- Pulaski
4- Bashir
5- McCoy
6- The Doctor

Ranked according to Experience: (a lot of this has to do with the time period they fell into, McCoy just doesn't have the same experience that Crusher has)

1- The Doctor
2- Bashir
3- Crusher
4- Pulaski
5- McCoy
6- Phlox

Ok, so based on these factors and other random things like favoritism, I'm going with:

I chose The Doctor mostly because I'm pretty sure he's my favorite of the franchise but also because he's faced down The Borg, Species 8472, The Freaking Vidiian Phage and much mistreatment from his own crew. I almost picked Phlox because he's wonderful and I like the folksy idea of being healed with the application of some kind of space slug. However, The Doctor's frontier experience (and jar of Borg nano-probes) pretty much assures that I'll not die from whatever ridiculous 21st century ailment I'm currently suffering through.

Ok, now I'm going to take a hypospray and crawl into bed.


  1. I'd be surprised if anybody picked Pulaski. Nothing against her, but she's last on my list. -Larry

    1. I almost didn't even include her but she DID re-implant Picard's heart so there's that. I didn't have anything against her either but I'm glad Crusher came back.

  2. Please feel better soon! I've been avoiding the flu like the plague and I just have a nagging feeling that it will all be in vain and I'll get sick anyways! Get lots of fluid, rest, and vitamin C!

    1. Thanks, Kate! I plan on much lying around and moaning about how sick I am. (My usual treatment)

  3. Get well soon! I love you.
    If I were there I would make you eat/slurp/guzzle tons of homemade chicken soup and roll you up in quilts and make you inhale onion and garlic steam. Well, maybe not that last thing. I wish you had some black elderberry cough syrup. Oh yeah. You can delete this if you like. Pick Crusher. She is a Dr. Mom. <3

  4. i mirror the comment up there about pulaski, and i'm surprised she ranked above bashir in bedside manner, because she was always so damn snippy. but maybe i'm just being sexist; maybe i didn't like that her aggressiveness and tenacity were a lot less graceful, less feminine, than crusher's. ok, yeah, i'm being sexist. but i still don't like her.

  5. I'm a little surprised, because Pulaski's the only one of the doctors I'd pick. Guess I'm just the odd one out...but she always reminded me of one of my favorite math teachers. Tough, fair, and not really someone with enough time to be nice to you, but she'll make sure you have what you need to pass the test/stay alive.


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