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"The Magicks of Megas-Tu"

Episode 8

Written by: Larry Brody

Directed by: Hal Sutherland

Airdate: Oct. 27, 1973

Stardate: 1254.4

While exploring near the center of the galaxy, the U.S.S. Enterprise stops at Megas-Tu, a planet where magic and witchcraft are the norm, and their guide is Lucien, who is Lucifer of Earth mythology.

Voice Credits:

Regular Characters:
Captain Kirk William Shatner
Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr. McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Lieutenent Sulu George Takei
Lieutenent Uhura Nichelle Nichols

Guest Characters:
Lucien James Doohan
Asmodeus Ed Bishop
Megan voice George Takei



  • This episode's author, Larry Brody, also wrote the story for the STAR TREK: Voyager episode "Tattoo".
  • Mr. Brody has his own home page on the Internet and he has a section of it devoted to his work on STAR TREK and the making of "The Magicks of Megas-Tu".
  • Ed Bishop provided the voice for Asmodeus the Megan prosecutor in this episode. Ed Bishop is best known for playing Commander Ed Straker on the television series UFO. (1969-70).
  • This show was controversial in that it dealt with witchcraft and Satan was portrayed as a benevolent character. In one scene, Sulu conjured up a beautiful woman and was about to embrace her when she turned into Lucifer! Calling all censors!
  • A VHS video tape containing "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" and "The Time Trap" is available for purchase from, the online bookseller.
  • "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Three published by Ballantine Books in January 1975. Also novelized in the book was "Mudd's Passion" and "Once Upon a Planet".


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