Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 8

The Magicks of Megas-Tu

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 27, 1973 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • The Enterprise discovers a dimension where magical abilities exist and encounter a pan-like being named Lucien.

    This may sound familiar: the Enterprise visits the center of the galaxy and discovers an alien with God-like powers. Sounds like Star Trek V, doesn't it? The Enterprise here even endures the same wild ride as in the feature film as the ship approaches the calm "eye of the hurricane" center. That said, this episode is actually closer to the original series episode "Who Mourns for Adonais" than anything else. It's a middle of the road animated episode; there are better and there are worse. Like Apollo, Lucien is probably one of the more memorable guest stars, but he can also be a little annoying.
  • While investigating the big bang theory, the Enterprise arrives at a planet with people who Earth's history knows very well.

    I really did love this episode. This is a very interesting, and very controversial, episode for sure. The crew goes to a planet and are greated by Lucien. Yes, you guessed, on Earth he is known as Lucifer. In this story, it is told that Lucifer and the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials were actually from another planet who visited Earth. They also say that the pentagram is a symbol from their planet that, when step on, can cause magic to happen. As I said, a very interesting and a very controversial episode. I really loved it. The crew of the Enterprise are put on trial at the end of the episode and it is very similar to what Q did on the first episode of TNG.