List of named and unnamed individuals from Kelemane's species.

Named individuals

Unnamed individuals


Kelemane's species astronomer

An astronomer

The astronomer spent years trying to contact USS Voyager by using radio waves, and sending prime numbers in a numerical sequence.

Unlike his ancestors who at first thought Voyager was a god and then a star with people on it, he knew it was a Sky Ship. When he was young he did not have any of the Sky Ship Friends toys, as his grandfather would not allow it. His grandfather told him that the sky ship was a palace inhabited by an evil prince where bad children went.

He eventually sent a verbal message to Voyager informing them that the planet meant them no harm and that the ground shaken caused by Voyager's attempt to break orbit was causing considerable damage to the planet. Voyager did get his message, but due to the space-time differential, by the time the message reached Voyager, the astronomer had been dead for over one hundred years. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

The astronomer was played by Daniel Zacapa.

Astronomer's grandfather

The astronomer's grandfather wouldn't allow Sky Ship Friends toys in their house. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.


Kelemane's species balloonists


These two craftsmen helped Kelemane launch a hot air balloon. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

They were played by unknown actors. They were identified by this designation in the script.


Kelemane's species cleric

A cleric

The cleric was a confidant and teacher to Kelemane. He taught Kelemane to abandon the old superstitions regarding the "Ground Shaker".

Kelemane believed that Voyager was a star with people on it and summoned the cleric to write a letter to the protector on that star, which he did – in English. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

The cleric was played by Olaf Pooley.
The cleric wrote his letter on screen, and in English. The box, paper, and pen that were used by Olaf Pooley in this scene were auctioned as part of the It's A Wrap! sale and auction in January 2007. The lot included several copies of the letter. [1]

Gotana-Retz' mother

When Gotana-Retz was a young child, he had toys hanging above his crib depicting the Sky Ship. Later in life he recalled these toys, and remembered seeing them even before his mother's face. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

This mother was only mentioned in dialogue.


Kelemane's species shaman

A shaman

The shaman was the religious leader on a planet.

While preparing an offering to his god, he discovered Voyager, which had become trapped in a gravimetric gradient that pulled it into an orbit where it became trapped. He believed it to be another god opposing his old god, Tahal, and feared this "new god" because it caused the ground to shake. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

The shaman was played by Melik Malkasian.


Kelemane's species technician

A technician

The technician was an assistant to the astronomer who was trying to contact Voyager.

As a young boy, he had all of the sky ship toys. He was tired of trying to contact Voyager and believed that the crew might be dead. He suggested to the astronomer to send a voice message. By the time Voyager received the messages, the astronomer and technician had been dead for over a hundred years. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

The technician was played by Jon Cellini.

Tribal villagers

Kelemane's planet Tribal era

The tribal era on Kelemane's planet

These tribal villagers lived in small huts in villages protected by wooden barricades. They believed the stars to be gods.

It was during this era that Voyager arrived in orbit. The people believed it to be a new god. The earthquakes caused by the ship's presence made the people call it the "Ground Shaker". (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")


Kelemane's species tribal alien

A tribal alien

The tribesman was consulted by the shaman who explained how the new god had appeared suddenly. The tribal alien believed that this new god was jealous of their old god Tahal, and that the fire-fruit which was offered to the old god should be given only to the new god, something that would appease the new god and stop the ground from shaking. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

Identified as a 'tribal alien', this character was played by Walter Hamilton McCready.

Weather coordinator

This weather coordinator coordinated weather information on the planet. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

This character appeared as an off-screen voiceover.
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