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"Star Trek: Voyager" Year of Hell: Part 2 (TV Episode 1997) Poster

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Voyager is depicted as being severely damaged in this show. To achieve that effect without lasting damage to any of the permanent sets, acrylic sheets similar to those used when the sets are in storage was draped over most of the "clean" bulkheads, and were then sprayed with charcoal dust to simulate the effects of multiple explosions. Unfortunately this resulted in many surfaces having a "wrinkled" appearance.
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Main engineering is not seen through this serial. Neither is sickbay; to reduce the costs associated with preparing the sets to be seen as battle-damaged, the writers were asked to place the action on as few of the Voyager standing sets as possible. As such, the events aboard the ship take place almost entirely within the corridors, the bridge, and the mess hall.
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After leaving Star Trek, producer Ronald D. Moore used this script as an example of how Star Trek: Voyager should have proceeded all along.
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This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.
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This serial was inspired greatly by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". The name of the character Annorax was derived from the main character of that story, Pierre Aronnax. Tom Paris even compares Annorax to Captain Nemo, the antagonist of Verne's story.
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The title of the episode is Year of Hell, after Krenim hail and subsequent attack in the beginning scenes Captain Janeway exclaims it's been the week from hell.
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This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Voyager (1995) in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
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This takes place on March 16, 2374 and from July 27 to November 29, 2374.
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The costume worn, for the final scene of this episode, by Lise Simms (as Annorax's wife) was a reuse of a costume previously used by Susan Diol (as Danara Pel) in the episode "Lifesigns".
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One of the most recognizable musical themes in this episode is that of "A Busy Man" from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which was also used in Star Trek: First Contact for that film's main theme.
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Peter Slutsker (now known as Peter Marx after changing his name) has played the roles of Nibor in TNG "Ménage a Troi", Dr Reyga in TNG "Suspicions", Birta in TNG "Bloodlines", and Krenim Commandant in Voyager "Year of Hell Part 2".
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Only time in the seven year run of Voyager where Janeway is relieved of command (albeit momentarily) by the EMH, on the grounds that she is suffering from Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
This episode is the second to feature the complete destruction of Voyager, and is the fifth of many times Janeway "dies" in the series. On this occasion, she dies along with the destruction of Voyager.
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The events take place between July 27th and November 29th, 2374, resetting to March 16th in the final scene.
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