Day of Honor
|| Mission Review
Production Number: 172 (STV403)
Original air date: 9/17/97
Written by: Jeri Taylor
Directed by: Jesús Treviño
Shuttle Count: One destroyed (Season to date: at least 2)
The Stars Speak:
- This ties in with the Pocket Books series "Day of Honor", and marks
the first time that one of the Trek series has followed up something
from the novels. A novelization of this episode, written by Michael
Jan Friedman, will be available the same week as this episode.
- Alexander Enberg (Vorik) was last seen in last season's "Blood Fever". Alan Altshuld (Lumas) was last seen
as the the sandalmaker in "False Profits".
Michael Krawic played Samuels in DS9's "The Maquis, Part I".
- Tom and B'Elanna are attacked in a shuttle and must evacuate in EVA
suits. Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) talked about the prop
difficulties on Star Trek, in that Voyager keeps getting the most up to date
equipment from Starfleet; his EVA suit was Michael Dorn's from First Contact.
- TV Guide Information:
"Torres finds that 'the worst day in [her] life' includes Seven of
Nine's request for a duty assignment in engineering, a warp core
breach, and being stranded in space with Paris."
The Producer's Pen:
- [[8/25]] Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna):
I have just completed filming on the fourth episode called "Day of
Honor". We try something that hasn't been done before in Star
Trek history. Paris and I have a series of scenes while
floating in space completely encased in space suits, like the ones
introduced in First Contact. Boy that was an experience to
- [[8/29]] Roxann Dawson:
I just worked with a wonderful director named Jesus Trevino in a
show that's going to be the fourth show airing called "Day of
Honor" and it was a show that I was very prominent in and I loved
working with him as a director.
- [[8/29]] Roxann Dawson:
You know, it's interesting because when I was told that they were
going to try to start certain things with that and just sort of see
where it went, the first thing I said to them, I said, "Well, make
it difficult." I said, "Make it volatile. Make it not normal." I
said, "You've got two strong characters with very strong egos.
They're both outsiders. They're both rebels." I said, "This could
be very interesting, but do NOT make this saccharine, you know?" I
think they've done a pretty good job of it so far, but once in a
while we have to get on them and make the phone calls and go, "You
know, we need to add another little spark of fire here or
whatever." But I think they're doing a good job and I just... And
I just want to make sure that once... like, we have a very
important episode coming up that we just shot called "Day of
Honor." And I don't know how much Robbie will want to fill you in
on it, but I don't want to tell you too much because it will take
away from the surprise, but we get to know each other very well.
- [[8/29]] Roxann Dawson:
But it's very important, I think, because some women have
expressed, at least in the letter that I've received, they go,
"Torres doesn't need a man. It takes away from her. She's
suddenly weak and she suddenly doesn't have any backbone and all of
this stuff." And I'm thinking, for a modern day woman, for the
only way for her to be strong, is for her to be alone? I don't
know that that's necessarily right. I don't know if that sends the
right message. (applause) I think the day we have our strong
women be able to be with strong men in relationships that are
non-traditional, that's growth... to me that is major growth. And
I think that that's the kind of thing we're trying to attack with
this relationship. To sort of redefine things. It should not
weaken Torres. It should give her more strength and the same with
the Paris character, hopefully. This is what we're striving for.
Whether we'll achieve it, I don't know. But we're really trying to
make this something different and something special.
- [[9/10]] Jeri Ryan:
Garrett's comment was, "Just be glad you're not an engineer,
because they get all the technobabble." Then, the next script
comes up and -Boom!- I'm an engineer.
Production Crew Comments:
- [[8/27]] Jeri Taylor:
[This is] a very unique episode right at the top that is going to
slam Tom and B'Elanna into each other in a very literal sense.
- [[9/19]] Rick Sternbach:
Only a few of the core bits are transparent to photon spill from
the M/A reaction. Foundation Imaging did a pretty spiffy job with
the CGI; I especially like the split core hatch opening!
- [[9/19]] John Ordover (Pocket Books Editor):
Did you and Diane [Carey, author or the TNG DOH book] come up
with the "Day of Honor" concept, and then manage to get them to
work it into an episode as a tie-in?
The story of how the books and the show co-ordinated is really not
very exciting. Jeri Taylor and I were chatting about the stuff we
were both working on, and when I told her about DAY OF HONOR she
asked if she could "co-opt" the concept into a B'Elanna story she
had already worked out.
Actually, it wasn't Me and Diane Carey who worked out the DAY OF
HONOR book series, but me and Paula Block.
As Lieutenant Torres reluctantly faces the Day of Honor, an ancient
Klingon ritual which requires examination of one's behavior, the U.S.S. Voyager is forced to eject the warp core, and
she and Paris must launch a shuttle to tractor it back. Soon, the U.S.S. Voyager is ambushed by the Caatati, a race
almost completely assimilated by the Borg, who demand Seven of Nine as
ransom. When the Caatati attack the
shuttlecraft, Torres and Paris are left suspended in space and
prepare to die, prompting Torres to confide to her crewmate that she
As Lieutenant Torres reluctantly faces the Day of Honor, an ancient Klingon ritual which requires examination of one's behavior, the U.S.S. Voyager is forced to eject the warp core, and she and Paris must launch a shuttle to tractor it back. Soon, the U.S.S. Voyager is ambushed by the Caatati, a race almost completely assimilated by the Borg, who demand Seven of Nine as ransom. When the Caatati attack the shuttlecraft, Torres and Paris are left suspended in space and prepare to die, prompting Torres to confide to her crewmate that she loves him.
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