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Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad 

As the U.S.S. Discovery crew attempts to let loose at a party, an unwelcome visitor comes aboard bringing about a problematic and twisted sequence of events.


David Barrett (as David M. Barrett)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Katherine Barrell ... Stella Grimes
Peter MacNeill ... Baron Grimes
Rainn Wilson ... Harry Mudd
Milton Barnes ... Deck Crew #1
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer
Jason Deline ... Medical Officer
Hamza Fouad ... Deck Crew #2
Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)


As the U.S.S. Discovery crew attempts to let loose at a party, an unwelcome visitor comes aboard bringing about a problematic and twisted sequence of events.

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The map showing the territories of the Federation and Klingon Empire show Klingon outposts called 'Khitomer' and 'Rura Penthe'. Both planets played a big role in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and Khitomer is also noteworthy as the place where Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) spent most of his youth. See more »


(Around 20 minutes) when Stamets says 'we're almost out of time this loop' he is holding a communicator but in the next shot his hand is empty. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Burnham: Personal log, Specialist Michael Burnham, stardate 2136.8. Despite my fears to the contrary, I seem to have found my place on this Discovery. An air of routine has descended upon the ship, and even I am a part of it. I've made friends. Well, one, at least. I take comfort in my work. This ship has quickly become the most important weapon in the Federation's arsenal in our war against the Klingons. And because of her, the tide has turned. Because of us, we are winning. Lieutenant ...
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Referenced in Star Trek: Discovery: The Red Angel (2019) See more »


Love and Happiness
Written by Al Green and Teenie Hodges
Published by Irving Music, Inc. on behalf of itself and Al Green Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Al Green
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Favorite Episode- so far!
3 December 2017 | by stefwhitSee all my reviews

LOVED IT! Up to this point I've been content with the show with some episodes being good and others okay. This was the first episode that totally got me vested and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was just good ol'fashioned storytelling all throughout with unexpected twists and turns.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

29 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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