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 »

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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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19 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The script was being prepped for shooting under the title "Wink of an Eye" when production realized that there was already a show called Star Trek: Wink of an Eye (1968). Furthering the coincidence, both stories feature aliens existing at a much faster rate who visit the ship and see the slower crew apparently "frozen". See more »

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In the top left hand corner of the screen towards the end, when Voyager is attempting to break free from the planet's atmosphere, and the camera is directed at Tuvok at Tactical. See more »

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[first lines]
Tom Paris: That's one planet that never showed up on the multiple choice exam.
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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 (United Kingdom) – See 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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