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EPISODE
Wink of an Eye
Winkofaneye
Attribution
Series: The Original Series
Written by: Arthur Heinemann
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Novelization in: Star Trek 11 by James Blish
Production information
Episode no.: 3x13
Production no.: 6149-68
First aired: 29 November 1968
Chronology
Date: 2268
Stardate: 5710.5


"Wink of an Eye" was the 68th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 13th episode of the show's third and final season, first aired on 29 November 1968. The episode was written by Arthur Heinemann, directed by Jud Taylor and novelized in Star Trek 11 by James Blish.

SummaryEdit

Kirk is trapped in accelerated time with a beautiful alien while the rest of the Enterprise crew is in danger of being frozen as space breeding stock!

Log entriesEdit

Ship's log, stardate 5710.5 
Lieutenant Commander Scott reporting. While exploring an outer quadrant of the galaxy, the Enterprise received distress calls from an apparently uninhabited, incredibly beautiful city on the planet of Scalos. Captain Kirk and a landing party have beamed down to investigate.
Captain's log, stardate 5710.9 
Mr. Spock has remained in accelerated time so that he might effect repairs to the ship more rapidly.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

Christine ChapelPavel ChekovComptonDeela (Scalosian)EkorHadleyJames T. KirkRoger LemliLeonard McCoyRaelMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed Scalosiansunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

LocationsEdit

Scalos (Scalos system, Mutara sector, the galaxy's Beta Quadrant)

Shipboard areasEdit

USS Enterprise 
bridgetransporter roomquarters (Kirk's) • medical labhangar decklife support center

Planetary localesEdit

Scalos
Scalosian city

Races and culturesEdit

ScalosianHumanVulcan

Technology and weaponsEdit

communicatorcomputerintercommedical kitmedical tricordersensorsstarshiptapeviewscreentransportertricorderphaserdeflectorsforce fieldlife support systemsuspended animation devicespaceshipScalosian weaponself-defense mechanismprotective shield

Materials and substancesEdit

atmospherebloodgasoxygenwaterScalosian water

Food and beveragesEdit

coffee

LifeformsEdit

beehumanoidvegetationinsect

States and organizationsEdit

FederationStarfleet

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officerchief scientistcommandercommanding officercommunications officerconncrewmandoctorengineerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderhelmsmankingmedical practitionernavigatorofficerqueenscientistscience officersecond officersecuritytactical officertechnicianweapons officeryeoman

Other referencesEdit

anatomyarmbeamingBonesbootbruisecaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), 2268cell (biology)cityclothingcoordinatesdressfingerfive-year missiongovernmenthomeworldhourjumpsuitKirk's womenlanguagelife spanlifeformlog entrylogicmattermemorynation-stateorbitpantsplanetpopulationquadrantraces and culturesrankship's logship's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)spacestarstar systemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2260s)technologytitletunicuniformuniverseweaponindustrial scalehyper-accelerationstuncommand chairhistoryradiation poisoningtelemetrylanding partydistress calltimecomputer voiceearinfertilityliteraturemedical supply cabinetpaintingpopulationquarantinered alertrepair crewskinstandby alertsurveysuspended animationvolcano

ChronologyEdit

stardate 5710.5, 2268 (2260s chronology, 2264–2270 Enterprise voyages
Enterprise travels to Scalos.

AppendicesEdit

Related storiesEdit

Scalossurface

Scalos's surface. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

ImagesEdit

TimelineEdit

published order
Previous episode:
Plato's Stepchildren
TOS episode produced Next episode:
That Which Survives
Previous episode:
Plato's Stepchildren
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Empath
Previous story:
The Squire of Gothos
Star Trek 11
Blish11
Next story:
Bread and Circuses
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
First Frontier
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Hunting
Previous Adventure:
Plato's Stepchildren
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
That Which Survives


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