"Prosecution calls to the stand the Emergency Medical Hologram of the USS Voyager," said the Starfleet JAG.
The EMH rose from the defense table and sat in the witness stand, placing his hand on the scanner called, for traditional reasons, the polygraph.
"'The EMH of the USS Voyager'," the JAG repeated.
"Do you have a name?"
"I've yet to decide on one. I may not."
"People," said prosecution counsel, "have names, don't they?"
"Normally, yes," conceded the EMH, "people are given names by their parents - their creators - at their entry into existence. I was not provided this elementary courtesy by mine."
"And so you just go by 'doctor'."
"Doesn't your refusal to use a name, to be known by anything but that title, betray a conscious or unconscious realization that you are an object rather than a person?"
"Objection," drawled defense counsel.
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