Story: Thirty Days
Written By: Kenneth Biller
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Paris relates a story to his father in a letter while he spends time in the Brig after being demoted to ensign and sentenced thirty days. The story involves Voyager discovering a planet that is entirely made up of an ocean...which is something I’ve actually always wanted to see. Unfortunately I think they screwed up the inhabitants of this planet by making them humanoid and not water dwelling. They should be fish people! I think that is a certain laziness on the writers part, they just make the alien race have yet another boring Westmore make-up design(there was a time early on when his work was great, but it is just stale by this point in Trek history) in which they just look like people in MAKE-UP.
It is actually a pretty solid episode, and I give all credit to McNeill for making the episode work. It is nice when this show doesn’t entirely suck.
NEXT TIME: Smuggling Telepaths