Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Blink of an Eye 

Voyager becomes trapped in orbit of a planet where time passes rapidly, days within seconds, and enters the mythos of its indigenous people.


Gabrielle Beaumont


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Daniel Dae Kim ... Astronaut - Gotana-Retz
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

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Daniel Dae Kim (Gotana-Retz) later played the recurring role of Corporal Chang in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). See more »


As the planet's astronauts approach Voyager, they receive a transmission from the planet that accelerates to the point of sounding like a squeal; however, when the astronauts board Voyager, they observe the Voyager crew is frozen in time, indicating that the astronauts are still in sync with the planet's time rate. The radio transmission should have been understandable. 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: The Original Series: Wink of an Eye (1968) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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One of the strongest Voyager episodes
18 July 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Voyager is stuck orbiting a planet where time moves quicker than everywhere else in the galaxy.

Seconds on Voyager mean years on in the planet as they witness the evolution of the civilisations from just a short time in orbit. It feels like cross between the Original Series episode 'Wink of An Eye' and the TNG episode 'The Inner Light'.

There are good performances from the regular crew and also guest stars like Daniel Dae Kim.

This has something for everyone: a compelling plot; intriguing sci-fi concept; interesting themes; good character moments (particularly The Doctor) and not too much heavy jargon.

Best episode of Season 6 so far and up there with the best in Voyager.

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Release Date:

19 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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