Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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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 »

Director:

Gabrielle Beaumont

Writers:

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

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)
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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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

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

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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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.


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