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.
- This episode's author, Larry Brody, also wrote the story for the
STAR TREK: Voyager episode
- Mr. Brody has his own
home page on the
Internet and he has a section of it devoted to
his work on STAR TREK
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
- 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
amazon.com, 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".