Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 12

Blink of an Eye (19 Jan. 2000)

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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 ... See full summary »



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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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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 »


When the medieval Protector is dictating his letter for the "Sky Ship" (Voyager) to the Elder, the words are written in perfect English. While it's common for Star Trek aliens' speech to be rendered in English for the benefit of the audience, this rule is not supposed to apply to visual symbols. (Except for everyone's mouth movements: technically all Star Trek aliens should have their voices out of sync like a badly dubbed foreign film, but this would be too distracting and irritating to the audience.) It would have been more interesting and more realistic if the letter were written in some alien script. See more »


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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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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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12 August 2009 | by (Scotland, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is a real grower and is, without a doubt, evidence that Voyager could rise above its predecessors with an intelligent plot.

Fans of The Doctor will get an especially good kick out of this episode as he achieves some sort of humanity. It'll give you a warm smile, much in the way Data's quest for humanity did for many TNG fans.

Daniel Dae Kim's appearance as Gotana-Retz is certainly welcome as is his acting which appears very basic on the surface, yet his style suits the universe so well. I could imagine him being a cast member of a future Star Trek.

For me, the ending is the best part of the episode. It'll make you feel warm, happy and sad. An extremely great story that manages to put itself among the best of the Star Trek episodes.

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