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The Magicks of Megas-Tu 

The USS Enterprise is exploring the center of the galaxy, looking for the heart of creation. When the ship is caught inside a tornado made of pure energy, a devil like being calling himself... See full summary »


Hal Sutherland


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Larry Brody




Episode cast overview:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (voice)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (voice)
George Takei ... Sulu (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura (voice)
Majel Barrett ... (voice) (credit only)
James Doohan ... Scott / Lucien (voice)


The USS Enterprise is exploring the center of the galaxy, looking for the heart of creation. When the ship is caught inside a tornado made of pure energy, a devil like being calling himself Lucien appears to save them. Lucien takes Capt. Kirk and his crew to the magical planet of Megas-Tu. But when the Megans discover the presence of humans, they put them on trial the same way they were treated when they visited Earth centuries earlier. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Release Date:

27 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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Color | Color (technicolor)
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Did You Know?


In the original script, the crew meet God. NBC objected to any reference to God. The producers changed God to the Devil and NBC accepted it. See more »


The star date given in Kirk's log is 1254.4. This places it before the original Star Trek: The Original Series took place, when McCoy, Arex and M'Ress were not on the Enterprise, and several other crew rollovers had not yet happened either. Surely the TAS writers did not intend this story to be a prequel. See more »


Scotty: Captain, I don't know how much more emergency power we can take before we start to break up.
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Referenced in Star Trek Timelines (2016) See more »

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Wow....the first pro-Satan episode of "Star Trek" I've ever seen!!!
9 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Had this animated version of "Star Trek" been popular and adults watched it when it debuted, no doubt the network would have been swamped with angry letters. The fact that there is no IMDb trivia to that effect says a lot! Why would many parents have been upset with this show? Well, the Enterprise's new friend, Lucien, turns out to be Satan and Captain Kirk comes to his rescue!! Talk about twisted and strange! Unfortunately, while this episode clearly pushed the envelope, it was so badly written that I doubt if many folks will ever see it an take notice of its bizarro plot!

The Enterprise heads to the center of the galaxy to study the creation of all life. Instead, they meet a strange guy who looks like Pan and uses 'magick' to make cool things happen. Spock gets with program and soon starts doing 'magick' and soon everyone is on friendly terms with Lucien/Satan.

The show has the dumbest dialog and combined with the excremental animation, it's really a chore to watch this one. Incredibly strange and dumb...hail Satan!!!

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