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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

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19 January 2000 (USA)  »

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The storyline for is largely the same as the plot of the 1980 novel "Dragon's Egg", by Robert L. Forward, with some minor variations (for example, in the novel, the lifeforms were on a pulsar, not a rapidly spinning planet, and the time differential was much greater). See more »


Early on, before and after the time when Voyager is first observed, all the night stars are visible and, apparently, standing still. As fast as it's said that the planet is spinning, the stars (and Voyager) should either be blurs or streaks. This effect can be confirmed by pointing a camera directly up at the night sky, locking the shutter open, and taking a time-lapse photograph. All the stars in the image will be in a continuous streak from east to west. So until their tech had advanced, at the stage they were in when Voyager got stuck in orbit, they shouldn't have been able to identify anything above the planet except objects directly above the two orbital poles, where the spinning effect is less pronounced. See more »


[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 »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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My favorite Star Trek Voyager episode.
24 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the title states, this was my favorite Voyager episode ever made. The story was perfect for an episode of Star Trek and the only thing disappointing about it was that it should've been a two-part episode giving more time to focus on the inhabitants of the world as they worship the "Skyship." At times I even think this could've passed as a Star Trek Movie plot. I am now learning from a previous comment that this episode was based on a book by Robert Forward and I will be checking it out as soon as possible. The Doctor's trip away from Voyager added a interesting history to the character and I think that they handled it well by just showing the doctor leaving and coming back without knowing what happened to him, then finding out later through dialog what did happen. This episode also should be noted for it's greatness because although there was a small bit of conflict at the end, this episode focused more on problem solving rather than space battles. Also it didn't rely on the return of old favorites (Borg, Q, etc.) to make it good.

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