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Yes, although anything further than 'stress relief' (relationship-wise) was frowned upon. An example of someone having (implied) physical relations with a holodeck character is in the Voyager Episode: Human Error. Seven of Nine, who (in the pursuit of honing her social skills) dates, kisses and then wakes up next to a Holographic version of Chakotay. ...


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Yes. There were many references to sexual programs available in Quark's holosuites on DS9, featuring slave girls of various species. Probably the most infamous one (featured in the episode "Meridian") was a custom order from a rich alien named Tiron, who wanted a holosuite program from Quark based on the physical specifications of Major Kira.


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There is a Ballard short story, Thirteen to Centaurus that has the major elements you describe (fake ship that's really a dome on earth, residents don't know it's fake but psychiatrist does, it's an experiment to determine psychological effects of space travel, psychiatrist enters/leaves as he pleases). Couple of differences between the synopsis and points ...


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She seems to suffer from some form of mental instability. It's unclear what she suffers from, but she seems to be psychotic thinking that the walkers are still people and claiming that she can hear them. There is a bunch of evidence of this on the Walking Dead Wikia. Lizzie Samuels - Walking Dead Wikia Lizzie is shown to have mental instability and ...


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Probably. The Wikipedia article for antisocial personality disorder (which is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy) has a quote from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is the standard criteria for classifying mental disorders. Here’s the relevant passage: A) There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and ...


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This clip from the TNG episode "The Perfect Mate" depicts Riker heading to the holodeck immediately following a sexually charged encounter. It is implied that he is headed to the holodeck to resolve the tensions brought about by the encounter - similar to a "cold shower". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lobo3c0NFg In the TNG episode "Booby Trap", Geordi ...


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According the official novelisation (by James Blish) the Gorn did try to bite him, but Kirk was able to keep it at bay by pushing it away with his arm: Kirk sprang aside barely in time. As the Gorn passed, somewhat off-balance, Kirk swung a killing blow into its midriff. The impact nearly broke his hand, but it seemed to have no other effect. The club ...


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This rather resembles Cyril M. Kornbluth's "MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie". Protagonist is a writer who one day discovers, well, the answer: When The Answer popped into my head I thought at first it was an idea for a story—a very good story. I was going to go downstairs and bounce it off my wife a few times to test it, but I heard the sewing ...


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According to the source novels, Percy was indeed receiving counselling for his ADHD prior to learning about his godly powers. I have moments like that a lot, when my brain falls asleep or something, and the next thing I know I’ve missed something, as if a puzzle piece fell out of the universe and left me staring at the blank place behind it. The ...


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Sounds like you could be describing "Conversational Mode" by Graham Leman from 1972. It's written as a dialogue between a psychiatrist and a computer diagnostic program he had helped to develop. Edit: you can find it in these publications. The beginning of the story: where am i ? TO START CONVERSATION U MUST ENTER ‘START’ ON THE TERMINAL KEYBOARD ...


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This is Stranger Station by Damon Knight. There is a summary here: “Stranger Station,” Damon Knight, 1956 – Paul Wesson is stationed on Stranger Station, which will be visited by an overwhelmingly alien consciousness. His only companion is the robot (female) Aunt Jane. His purpose is to establish contact with the alien, in the interest of picking up a ...


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One-Way Journey by Robert Silverberg Google-translated summary from the French Wikipedia article: The land expedition that has just landed on the planet Kollidor is led by Commander Leon Warshow. But this one has a "problem of human resource": one of his men, the Falk astronaut, decided to resign and stay on the planet to live with an ...


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John Boyd The Organ Bank Farm. The kids concerned are mentally or emotionally disturbed, and liable to be stripped down for spare parts if they can't be cured in time. This particular child is being cured of incontinence by simulating A nappy rash for number one, a corncob for number two. It also takes place in a world where a virulent plague has reduced ...


6

To add to the above answers, I believe Riker attempted to re-visit "Minuet" in the episode with the Binars. The first time he met her, he was with Picard. He returned without the captain at the end of the episode, only to find her diminished without the Binars extra programming. And even Geordi created a copy of Leah Brahms. When discovered by the real ...


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I just found the answer. It was not a novel but a short story by Dan Simmons called "Flashback" in the book "Lovedeath". Simmons has recently published a full novel based on the same idea, called "Flashback," too.


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There is likely no canon excuse for why the Gorn wasn't easily able to bite and kill Kirk once the grappling had started. This is poor writing. The scene has two inconsistencies which should make that very clear. The grappling between the Gorn and Kirk should have ended the fight immediately given their very clear differences in strength. That difference ...


5

There is probably only an out of universe answer for this. Animatronics were not at that level at the time, and it was a cheesy sci-fi costume.


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This sounds like 'The House of If' by Barry B. Longyear. I first read it in his anthology "It Came From Schenectady". There's a short synopsis here. The story of a man who can’t stand prisons and the builder of the ultimate prison.


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1) He mentions in the first book the school counsellor telling him anger management and ADHD management strategies. "The school counsellor told me this was part of my ADHD, my brain misinterpreting things." Lightning thief: Chapter 1 2) They don't ever mention a psychiatrist at camp Half-Blood. Presumably because ADHD helps in battle so they need ...


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With some more details I started to remember when I had posted this question for some hours and read through it again, I was able to find it: "Society of the Mind" by Eric L. Harry Thanks to all who tried to help!


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One vague possibility is Joseph H. Delaney & Marc Stiegler's Valentina: Soul in Sapphire. It was written in 1984 but it's set in the 90's. It's only a partial match, though. There's no island with an ultra-rich genius-type AFAIK. But it does have a female-personality AI that is initially mistaken for a virus, and it does make use of security robots. ...


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It doesn't fit all the details, but maybe you're thinking of Clifford Simak's Time is the Simplest Thing (1961)? In this book, mankind explores space by having "astronauts" travel with their minds. In the first few scenes of the book, the protagonist mind-melds with an alien creature ("I trade you with my mind"). The creature is friendly, or at least, not ...


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This reminds me of a book I almost bought but never got round to doing so. Its called "Confessions of a Memory Eater" - however its not as old as 70s/80s. The story is about a designer drug that is created that allows you to spend 2hrs reliving memories. The pill is called "Mem" and the story focuses on a guy named Win Duncan age 40, who is a sort of "beta-...


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From the Voyager episode "Fair Haven", referring to Janeway's holodeck boyfriend Michael Sullivan: Janeway: too bad he's only photons and force fields. Chakotay: I've never let that stop me before. Translation, "oh yeah Katherine, I get wild in the holodeck all the time."


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I think there is a Pon Farr program in Voyager for carnal stress relief. Seen in Body and soul (for Tuvok) and Blood Fever (for Vorik)


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This certainly isn't the answer you're looking for, but any "evidence" of the mischievous little kobold being the id of Meister Eder is likely coincidental. There a several recurring themes in Pumuckl, and while some of them may be mistaken for the secret instincts of the carpenter, this certainly isn't the general case. For example, a common occurrence is ...


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I know we did Hermione's MB type once, kind of as a spoof. That question was -- rightfully, in hindsight -- closed, and then -- wrongly, IMO -- reopened. MB is a licensed standardized test that is administered by professionals trained in MB. We, as laypeople, would probably just argue over what personality type Snape is. Snape is also a fictional character ...


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I always assumed she was a sociopath because of how she treated animals, especially the rabbit. She told Tyreese she "was just having fun." But what Ashlyn says above makes sense. Lizzie does have empathy & emotions. She does bond with others. In a pre-apocalyptic world, she probably could have been helped psychiatrically. Whatever her diagnosis, she was ...


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It not only mentions that ADHD is something that Percy was getting help for but it also states that the reason for the ADHD in all of the demi-gods is because they are demi-gods. They are hardwired to be warriors and to read greek. Hence the reason for the dyslexia and the ADHD. This is why they are always training. Not only because of the monsters but also ...


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Have you ever read The Man Who Counts, or War of the Wing Men, by Poul Anderson? I suspect that the Gorn were aware of the possibility of something similar to the climatic plot twist in that novel. I suspect that possibly they scanned the Humans on Cestus III and learned that their biochemistry was poisonous to Gorns. And Thus the Gorn Captain wouldn't ...


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