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Old 05-30-2009, 06:54 PM
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Memory Alpha has a write-up on this episode:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Blink_of_an_Eye

However, rounding down the 1.03 figure to 1 second of normal time for each planetary day, and assuming that the planet's year has 365 days and each day has 24 hours consisting of 60 minutes of 60 seconds each, then 86,400 planet-days pass every day of normal time. (Just multiply all the numbers together.)

This means that there are 86,400 planet-days that pass for every day on the Voyager. This translates to about 237 planet-years for every day in normal time. (86,400 divided by 365.)

The Memory Alpha article states that 100 planet-years pass for every shipboard day. But that would appear to be wrong, since it's actually about 237.

Can anyone resolve this issue? Is my math wrong?
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:30 AM
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doesn't the ship change altitude during the story? This means that all bets are off concering actual time passing, possibly 100 years per day is correct at one altitude, but it could be slower or faster at other altitudes. no?
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doesn't the ship change altitude during the story? This means that all bets are off concering actual time passing, possibly 100 years per day is correct at one altitude, but it could be slower or faster at other altitudes. no?
Thanks for the reply. Quite possibly that is true, but I am going by the 1-second-is-one-day figure given in the episode. Memory Alpha apparently did too, but our results are different.
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Just walked by.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:30 AM
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They'd be freakin old if they stayed...lol...

Hmmm reminds me of another series....ROFL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ga1vPaWNmQ
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Memory Alpha has a write-up on this episode:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Blink_of_an_Eye

However, rounding down the 1.03 figure to 1 second of normal time for each planetary day, and assuming that the planet's year has 365 days and each day has 24 hours consisting of 60 minutes of 60 seconds each, then 86,400 planet-days pass every day of normal time. (Just multiply all the numbers together.)

This means that there are 86,400 planet-days that pass for every day on the Voyager. This translates to about 237 planet-years for every day in normal time. (86,400 divided by 365.)

The Memory Alpha article states that 100 planet-years pass for every shipboard day. But that would appear to be wrong, since it's actually about 237.

Can anyone resolve this issue? Is my math wrong?
The days and years on other planets can be unlike those of Earth. If they are unknown, the writers simply don't have to go through all the math.
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Probably just the writers being a little loose with their concept to spend time on other parts of the story.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:44 AM
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I doubt that line would be accepted against all writers for Star Trek!
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