TITLE: "Ex Post Facto" EPISODE: STV107 AIRDATE: Monday, February 27, 1995
TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. ET/PT ***SWEEPS ALERT*** ***LEVAR BURTON, LIEUTENANT COMMANDER GEORDI LAFORGE FROM STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION DIRECTS THIS EPISODE*** ***TUVOK USES VULCAN MIND-MELD FOR THE FIRST TIME***
LOG LINE: Upon visiting a world in the midst of a war with a neighboring planet, Lt. Tom Paris finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit . . .his sentence - to relive the crime from the victim's point-of-view every 14 hours for the rest of his life. It is up to Tuvok to prove his innocence by using the Vulcan Mind-Meld before this sentence destroys his sanity.
SYNOPSIS: Harry Kim and Tom Paris visit the home world of the Baneans, a people locked in a war with the nearby Numiri. They do so in order to meet with the head of military science, Tolen Ren, to discuss potential scientific advances that may help the Voyager find a faster way back to Federation Space. While at Ren's home, Paris becomes attracted to Lidell his much younger wife, and ultimately ends up being blamed for her husband's brutal murder. His sentence . . . to relive the violent moment of the crime from the victim's perspective for the rest of his life. Upon hearing of this, Captain Janeway and Tuvok rush to his aid on the planet. Tuvok thakes the investigation in hand, and through the Vulcan Mind-Meld, discover the proof that Tom will need to clear his name, and regain his freedom from the images that are destroying his mind. At the same time, they uncover a Numiri plot to destroy the Banean people.
Story by Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay by Evan Carlos Somers & Michael Piller
Directed by Levar Burton