"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.

Summary[edit | edit source]

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 entries[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Episode characters[edit | edit source]

Christine ChapelPavel ChekovComptonDeela (Scalosian)EkorBill HadleyJames T. KirkRoger LemliLeonard McCoyMira (Scalosian)RaelMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraUSS Enterprise computerunnamed Scalosianunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel

Novelization characters[edit | edit source]

Christine ChapelComptonDeela (Scalosian)EkorJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMira (Scalosian)RaelMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

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

Shipboard areas[edit | edit source]

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

Planetary locales[edit | edit source]

Scalosian city

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]


Technology and weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Materials and substances[edit | edit source]

atmospherebloodgasoxygenwaterScalosian water

Food and beverages[edit | edit source]


Lifeforms[edit | edit source]


States and organizations[edit | edit source]


Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

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

Other references[edit | edit source]

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

Chronology[edit | edit source]

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

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related media[edit | edit source]

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

Adaptations[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

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
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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