Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 12

Blink Of An Eye

4
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2000 on UPN
9.3
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When Voyager is trapped in orbit of a unique planet, they learn that time moves far faster on that planet than in the rest of the galaxy. Although Voyager is stuck in orbit only for a matter of days, from the perspective of the planet, the "Skyship" has been watching them for centuries, and becomes a guiding force for the development of their civilization.

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  • Blink Of An Eye

    10
    Blink Of An Eye was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Star Trek: Voyager. I really enjoyed watching this episode because the story was awesome and sort of took on the Ancient Astronaut Theory which was cool. It was fun to watch a civilization grow so fast and that Voyager stuck in it's own time frame was the main topic of discussion on the planet below. It was great to see more cameo appearances from actors I recognize from other shows. The last scene was beautiful. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!

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  • Brilliant Idea!

    10
    the writers deserve a pat on the back for this one this isn't your average mid season filler like 'latent image' or 'concerning flight' this episode blows you away on a whole new level. it could have been a movie! they could have extended it to a two,three,four part episode if they wanted, the idea was brilliant, the plot almost genius. Theres so much you can do with this story, Hard to believe the writers just wrote it one day, its so original, its such an imaginative well written story that it feels like it was a classic novel from centuries ago remade for the big screen



    the storyline captivates the audience, a sky ship that has always been there, generations of people always wondering what it was, who was up there, spending lifetimes trying to contact it, its a fascinating concept



    yet with a star trek time travel twist



    when the end credits roll you are sat there with that special feeling and 'wow what a special episode' type feeling similair to that experienced in timeless, or DS9 the visitor, or that Desmond time travel episode from season 4 of lost. I'm not joking...this episode is absolutely totally amazing!moreless
  • Thought provoking and simply great Science Fiction…

    10
    Thought provoking and simply great Science Fiction…



    Voyager is caught in orbit over a planet where time on the planet is running faster than Voyager time.



    This means that the "Sky Ship" (Voyager) is a part of the planet's overall development. It's part of its history and culture. It's part of its myth and legend. It propels the inhabitants to reach out into space. At first, only to learn more about the "Sky Ship." The time element is handled well without being overly intrusive. In fact, it continues to add the suspense. Eventually, the society advances to understand Voyager's dilemma and to affect a rescue.



    This is a great story. It's well paced and extremely satisfactory in its resolution.moreless
  • It's an episode more befitting the late, great Arthur C. Clarke; a wonderfully imagined and meticulously detailed plot involving two timelines that exist at completely different speeds, and how they come to interact.moreless

    9.8
    Of all the episodes in Voyager, this one deserves its own book or even an ambitious movie. It's a tricky subject with tricky logistical problems, and the writers handle it masterfully. I would have liked to see the man from the planet actually become a sideline character on Voyager, but the ending was just as poetic. The idea of a "ship in the sky" that has always existed for as long as humanity can remember, but has never been contacted, is something like a fantasy novel set in a sci-fi series. My only wish is that we'd been allowed to glimpse the doctor's foray onto the planet and see what his son looked like. But that's something that would be better in a novel or film based on this episode, and on that note they could redo parts of the plot to provide more interactions between the crew and the planet citizens. Since this likely won't happen, I'll conclude that this episode is as near-perfect as they come for a sci-fi series. No "crazy aliens." No Borg. No spirits taking over crew members. No silly romances. Just a truly original and imaginitive idea, fully realized.moreless
  • "Blink of an Eye" is one of the best Voyager Episodes!!

    10
    "Blink of an Eye" is one of the best Voyager Episodes!! It starts out with Voyager encountering a planet, very odd looking in shape. The planet is a planet were time moves faster than it does on Voyager. For every Voyager second, nearly a day goes by on the planet. Voyager becomes a part of the planet know as the "skyship". As time goes by on the planet, they get more advanced, finally sending a rocket up to explore Voyager. After learning about Voyager, he returns to the planet and they help Voyager to escape the force pulling the ship with the planet.



    10.0 for exciting, top-notch episode. Could watch over and over again!moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Melik Malkasian

Melik Malkasian

Sharman

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Walter H. McCready

Walter H. McCready

Tribal Alien

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Obi Ndefo

Obi Ndefo

Protector

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Scarlett Pomers

Scarlett Pomers

Naomi Wildman

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