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Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Magicks of Megas-Tu

The Enterprise travels to the center of the galaxy only to discover themselves sucked into a dimension where the laws of time and space no longer apply, and "magic" functions for those capable of grasping its fundamentals.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 22009
Airdate: Saturday October 27th, 1973

Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Larry Brody

Guest Stars
George TakeiGeorge Takei
voiced Megan
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Lucien
Ed BishopEd Bishop
voiced Asmodeus
Main Cast
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
voiced Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
voiced Commander Spock
DeForest KelleyDeForest Kelley
voiced Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Lt. Uhura
George TakeiGeorge Takei
voiced Lt. Hikaru Sulu


The Enterprise travels to the center of galaxy to determine if matter is still being created by the explosion that spawned the galaxy. They arrive and go to yellow alert as explosions surround the ship. As Spock begins the science survey, McCoy arrives on the bridge and Kirk tells him that they've arrived. A matter-energy whirlwind forms, pulling them in at warp speed, and the crew is unable to pull away. Scotty calls to warn that they're unable to maintain power, and Spock suggests that they make to what is hopefully the calm at the eye of the storm. He makes his way to the helm and sets course to the calm center...

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Episode Quotes
Spock: An incredible experience, Captain. I find this scientifically fascinating.
McCoy: At least I have the good sense to be scared, Jim.

Lucien: Ah, humans. Lovely, primitive humans. Can't you do anything right?

Lucien: This isn't easy, you know. Holding us together like this, it's not even natural.
McCoy: Being in one place is very natural where we come from.
Spock: I find this all quite absorbing, Doctor.
McCoy: Probably because you're not very natural to begin with, Spock.

Spock: Lucien, you alone of all those here do not seem to fear or hate humans. Why?
Lucien: They are like me. With questions to be answered, with minds that range outwards, boundless. But every Megan is always alone in his sphere of knowledge. Humans are always together. They share. That is why I adopted your ship when I saw it arrive.

McCoy: You think Lucien really was the demon some men call Lucifer?
Kirk: Does it really matter, Bones?
Spock: It just might, Captain. If he was, this would be the second time Lucifer was cast out. And thanks to you, the first time he was saved.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
ProducerLou Scheimer  |  Norm Prescott
Associate ProducerD.C. Fontana
MusicNorm Prescott  |  Ray Ellis
Story EditorD.C. Fontana
Art DirectorDon Christensen
Supervising DirectorHal Sutherland
Production ManagerRock Benedetto
Executive ConsultantGene Roddenberry
Special EffectsReuben Timmins
Editorial SupervisorJoseph Simon  |  Doreen A. Dixon
Camera SupervisorR.W. Pope
StoryboardPaul Fennell  |  Dawn Huntley  |  Ken Southworth  |  Louise Sandoval  |  Michael O'Connor (5)  |  Jack Miller (1)  |  Dale Hale  |  Sherman Labby
Director Of ColorErvin Kaplan
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