Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
12 user 2 critic

Blink of an Eye 

Voyager is trapped in orbit above a strange planet where time passes thousands of times faster than in the surrounding galaxy. As the population of the planet evolves Voyager becomes an ... See full summary »


Gabrielle Beaumont


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

With Prime Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Daniel Dae Kim ... Astronaut - Gotana-Retz
Obi Ndefo Obi Ndefo ... Protector
Daniel Zacapa ... Astronomer
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Cleric
Jon Cellini ... Technician
Kat Sawyer ... Astronaut - Tureena (as Kat Sawyer-Young)


Voyager is trapped in orbit above a strange planet where time passes thousands of times faster than in the surrounding galaxy. As the population of the planet evolves Voyager becomes an integral part of their culture. Eventually they develop technology that allows them to send someone to the "Sky Ship". Written by Jonathan Stevenson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-PG | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site



Release Date:

19 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In the observatory on Kelemane's planet, the hole in which the large telescope is encased in is a reuse of the framework of the Cardassian circular airlock hatch from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). One of the hatches later reappears in Star Trek: Voyager: Tsunkatse (2000), on Penk's starship and later in Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One (2001), in the Uxali cave settlement. See more »


Although Tuvok describes the planet as having a high rate of rotation "like a quasar", this property more accurately describes a pulsar. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Paris: That's one planet that never showed up on the multiple choice exam.
See more »


References Star Trek: Wink of an Eye (1968) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Blink of an Eye
15 September 2006 | by ewaf58See all my reviews

A very good episode although it appears to have its roots in an excellent book called 'Dragon's Egg' by Robert Forward. This concerned the discovery of a life on a Neutron star whose development was (compared to the orbiting Earth ship) hyper accelerated. The inhabitants (The Cheela) went from being a primitive civilisation to one that was far more advanced than the Earth ship in the space of a few days.

This is mirrored by the Voyager episode. Perhaps the Star Trek writer did acknowledge Forward in some way just a Gene Coon did for TOS episode 'Arena'.

Still it is very well done and at least the Doctor got to experience a long life down on the planet.

47 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed