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The Magicks of Megas-Tu 

At the centre of the galaxy, a race puts the Enterprise crew on trial for past grievances.


Hal Sutherland


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Larry Brody | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
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 explores the center of the galaxy, looking for the heart of creation. When a matter-energy whirlwind grips the ship, a satyr calling himself Lucien appears and saves them. Lucien takes Kirk, Spock and McCoy to the magical, alternate dimension planet of Megas-Tu, but when the Megans discover the presence of humans, they put them on trial - the same way as they themselves were when they visited Earth centuries earlier in Salam, Massachusetts. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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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. In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek was finally able to make a "Captain Kirk meets God" story. See more »


When the Megans attack the Enterprise, McCoy is seen wearing a yellow command uniform during one shot. See more »


Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Jim, Spock, what in the name of sanity is going on?
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Referenced in Star Trek Timelines (2016) See more »

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Why ten it was daring and sat morning fare?
4 October 2019 | by schlagzeugplayerSee all my reviews

Now b4 I continue I read the trivia for this ep. The main was to be God but NBC said no, Lucifer was fine? Man have we changed w a series like Preacher, anyway I don't want to spoil it so sufficient to say , watch this . The subplots of some of the Puritans of Salem is interesting. One side note if you watch this whole series the soundtrack will stick in your head like glue. The whole sequence for action or thrills will become an ear worm and it's so irritating at that. So about this ep, after its over remember this was on Saturday morning along w Sealab 2020, Fat Albert etc. Daring , "daring indeed Captain ".

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27 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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