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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Because of his actions in this episode, Tom Paris is reduced in rank to ensign. This is the second time in the Star Trek franchise that a main character is demoted in rank; the first occurs in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, when James T. Kirk is demoted from admiral to captain. See more
After Tom is released from the brig, B'Elanna calls him in his quarters and "orders" him to have dinner with her, but she says for him to meet her in her quarters at 0700 hours, which of course is 7 AM, not 7 PM (a more usual time for dinner). She should have said 1900 hours. All true, except as shown, the ship appears to be in evening lighting (Brig and hallways). This might indicate that Tom is released during the third shift's watch, in which case B'Elanna is talking about dinner when she finishes her shift. This could be at 0700. See more
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.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more