Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Thirty Days 

In a letter to his father, Tom Paris tells the story of the events leading up to his demotion to Ensign and sentence to thirty days in Voyager's brig.


Winrich Kolbe


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Willie Garson ... Riga
Ben Livingston ... Burkus (as Benjamin Livingston)
Alissa Kramer Alissa Kramer ... Jenny Delaney
Heidi Kramer ... Megan Delaney
Warren Munson ... Admiral Paris (voice)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


In a letter to his father, Tom Paris tells the story of the events leading up to his demotion to Ensign and sentence to thirty days in Voyager's brig.

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9 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Duncan McNeill's pants actually caught fire from the jet pack while filming the Captain Proton scenes. See more »


When the first communication with the Moneans occurs, Burkus gives his title as "Deputy COUNSEL Burkus," but the subtitles refer to him as "Deputy CONSUL Burkus." While a counsel (counselor) is an advisor to a political figure, a consul is a diplomatic figure and more likely to be Burkus' role. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Janeway: Lieutenant Thomas Eugene Paris. - I hereby reduce you to the rank of ensign, and I sentence you to thirty days solitary confinement. Take Ensign Paris to the brig.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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30 Day Martyr
5 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Tom Paris is seen having his insignia removed and being broken to Ensign at the beginning of this episode. He is also sentenced to 30 days of solitary confinement. He then recounts and a letter to his father what got him in this predicament. It turns out a planet has been found that is entirely covered with water. It has produced an interesting race that lives beneath the ocean. But through foolish overuse of oxygen generation, the ocean is being depleted. The government stands in the way of circumventing this problem and Tom, in his insubordinate way, disobeys orders and finds himself in the brig. The story is interesting and I think the conclusion is the way it should be. Janeway and crew acted in a positive way assisting the aliens, but they needed to be the ones to take the advice.

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