Star trek: Voyager 5.05a - Thirty days
Stardate around 52370
Threat advisory: Severe - Severe risk of entertaining activities
Episode propagandaMaking contact with a race of underwater beings, Voyager discovers that their home - a vast ball of water floating in space - is evaporating at a deadly rate. When the Starfleet crew's suggestions to avert the disaster are ignored, Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) takes the law into his own hands...
Persons of interest
- Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
- Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
- Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
- Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
- Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
- Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
- Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
- Jeri Ryan .... Seven of nine, tertiary adjunct to Unimatrix 01
- Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
- Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
- Willie Garson .... Riga
- Benjamin Livingston .... the Prefect
- Heidi Kramer .... Megan Delaney
- Alissa Kramer .... Jenny Delaney
- Scott Miller .... Storywriter
- Kenneth Biller .... Screenwriter
- Winrich Kolbe .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Intelligence reportWow! What special effect was that?!
Imagine an entire ocean floating in space. No wait, you don't need to... Thirty days does it for you! And it takes you inside the ocean. And it takes you way deep down to the very heart of it. You wanted to know why they built the Delta Flyer? This is it!
But even better than the special effects is the fact that you get to see Star trek's first field demotion. Plenty of people have been given promotions (field and official) before, but the other direction is so rare it's almost non-existent (certain Admirals are an exception, but that was an official demotion). What's even more juicy is that the demotee (Tom Paris, as if you hadn't guessed by now) was also the recipient of a field promotion! Woo hoo!
The greenies can have a quiet pat on the back for their environmental work as this episode shows just how hard it is to make someone see what they don't want to see. Saving the Earth is an ongoing battle, unfortunately.
On a much happier note, the oft-mentioned, never-seen Delaney sisters make their first appearance! In a Captain Proton episode no less! As Demonica and Malicia, twin mistresses of evil, no less! Tying up Buster Kincaid (Harry Kim) and threatening him with all sorts of nefarious devices, no less! Which he seems to be enjoying, no less! Woo hoo! Who knew that Harry's a bottom?!
Thirty days is another great episode and just one more reason for everyone on the planet to watch Star trek.
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence, adult themes)
Not for public release in Australia before date
VHS rental and retail: 5 May 1999