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Star Trek Voy - Season 4 - Episode 03

Star Trek Voy - 4x03 - Day of Honor

Originally Aired: 1997-9-17

Synopsis:
Torres learns the true meaning of honor. [DVD]

My Rating - 7

Fan Rating Average - 4.28

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Problems
- Paris says: "I've never navigated a transwarp conduit before." This would seem to contradict Voy: Threshold. Not that I care. Most fans, including myself, do not consider that episode canon.

Factoids
- This is one of the only Torres-centric episodes in the season because the actress got pregnant and the writers didn't want to work it into the story.

Remarkable Scenes
- Torres' bad day in the teaser.
- Seven's response to when Torres asked her if she ever feels remorse for the things she did as a Borg: "No."
- Torres' decidedly negative experience on the holodeck, attempting to celebrate the Day of Honor.
- Seven to Paris regarding any advice she can give him regarding navigating a transwarp conduit: "You will have no idea what you're doing."
- Torres ejecting the warpcore.
- Tom: "How much worse could it get? Having to dump the warpcore has to be the low point of any day."
- Torres and Tom having to evacuate the shuttle.
- Tom: "Why is it that we have to get beamed into space in environmental suits before I can initiate first contact procedures?"
- Seven's solution.
- Torres declaring her love for Paris just before Voyager rescues them.

My Review
A multifaceted episode exploring both Seven of Nine's desire to integrate smoothly with Voyager's crew and the developing relationship between Torres and Paris. Additionally, the aliens of the week were interesting as well. While I found them personally annoying in execution, the idea for them was really cool. Voyager just leapt 9,500 light years closer to home, and they're still so close to Borg territory that they're still seeing the aftermath of the Borg Collective everywhere. Additionally, I thought it was very intelligent to use Seven of Nine's character to attempt to reproduce Borg transwarp technology. It seems Voyager's systems aren't capable of creating a transwarp conduit. Finally, Seven of Nine helping the Caatati was very much in the spirit of Star Trek, and is just the kind of thing I wanted to see from her character. All in all, a slightly above average Voyager episode.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From L on 2013-12-23 at 3:48am:
    Is this the first Star Trek to use a 'floating stranded in space with limited oxygen' plot device?
    Was cool to see.
    Torres is still incredibly unpleasant and angsty.
    I love how Seven of Nine cannot be manipulated by her attempted guilt trips.
  • From thaibites on 2014-05-27 at 8:56am:
    Well, after three great episodes, it's back to crap. What a bummer! I knew we were in store for a "Seven needs to integrate into and be accepted by the crew" episode, but I was hoping it wouldn't be right away.
    Actually, what I hated the most was this week's soap opera in space (literally) with Paris and the miserable one. I just can't stomach this relationship. To me, it's a slap in the face to any intelligent viewer. We're supposed to accept that the ship's pretty-boy is attracted to a miserable, bitchy, HOSTILE, hideous jerk? Kes, I could believe, but this relationship is worse than when TNG had Riker in love with a hermaphrodite! The whole crew needs to get together, hold her down, and have Tuvok use a cheese grater on those skull ridges.

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