Episode: "The Magicks of Megas-tu"
Series: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 8
Original Air Date: October 27, 1973
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"The Magicks of Megas-tu" was originally pitched for TOS but was rejected. The episode generally fares very well with critics for its dazzling visuals and the morality play. I don't think I'd rank it among my favorites so far but I enjoyed it.
In the original story concept, our friends were supposed to meet God rather than Satan. For whatever reason, the latter was an easier sell to network executives. Interestingly, Larry Brody, the episode's writer, had been faced with a similar situation while working on the show Police Story. NBC was alright with the depiction of sex between a man and his mistress but NOT between a man and his wife.
Lucien was voiced by James Doohan.
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