Why isn't the doctor projected from the emitter in a way such that the emitter is inside his arm? Therefore it would be more difficult for an enemy to disable him. Also why didn't the Voyager crew concentrate on replicating the unknown alloy so that they could make multiple mobile emitters as spares or in case multiple holographic crew members are needed, for example during an emergency. --<unsigned>
- I'm not sure about the first point (inside his arm), but if it was an "unknown alloy" the replicator wouldn't be able to replicate it. Besides the fact that there are other things, such as latinum, that are know and can be scanned that cannot be replicated. That's why the Ferengi and other species use latinum. However, I do agree with your first point. The Doctor would have been much more easily protected from enemies. Fair Haven comes to mind, when The Doctor was hipnotized. Mainphramephreak 09:09, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
The Doctor's Holonovel Emitter - possible.
The mobile emitter the Doctor used in his Holonovel (The backpack one)...presumably something like that is within the technological capability of the Federation (and it would be ironic if the Doctor wound up having to use one.) If that design was actually based by the doctor on 24th century technology and not just philosophical reasons like he claimed, then surely the possibility isn't a noncanon one. Now that they have the idea of a mobile emitter, and several examples of holograms who would qualify as sentient, the development of the Mobile Emitter surely can't be TOO far in the future, even if they can't duplicate the size and material yet. Redwood Elf 00:50, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
I restructured the article, and re-wrote several passages to better discuss the mobile emitter (ME), as opposed to the stories in which the mobile emitter was instrumental. Thusly, I removed the bit about the Equinox's EMH since it wasn't special or unique with relation to the functionality of the ME; there are several times when the ME was used with different holoprograms (Eq's EMH, da Vinci, Barclay's hologram), but there wasn't anything specific or different learned or demonstrated about the ME in those instances. — THOR =/\= 21:27, 12 June 2008 (UTC)