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"Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" is the seventh episode of the first season of Discovery.


As the USS Discovery crew attempts to let loose at a party, an unwelcome visitor comes aboard bringing about a problematic and twisted sequence of events.


Log entriesEdit

  • Personal log, Specialist Michael Burnham, Stardate 2136.8. 
    Despite my fears to the contrary, I seem to have found my place on this Discovery. An air of routine has descended upon the ship, and even I am a part of it. I've made friends. Well, one at least. I take comfort in my work. This ship has quickly become the most important weapon in the Federation's arsenal in our war against the Klingons. And because of her, the tide has turned. Because of us, we are winning. Lieutenant Stamets' ability to pilot the ship's spore drive has given him access not just to all of space, but to unseen parts of his personality as well. As we perform our daily responsibilities, I confess I find some members of my fellow crew more interesting than others. Lieutenant Tyler has suffered so much, and still maintains such dignity and kindness. I find him... intriguing. But I fear my personal history interferes with my ability to forge relationships. I am among the others... but also apart. I wish sorely to step out of my comfort zone, yet don't know how. But tonight, I will face one of my greatest challenges so far. Tonight we are having... a party.
    Captain's log, Stardate 2137.2. 
    Captain Harcourt Fenton Mudd recording. I am about to close the deal of the millennium...
    Personal log. 
    Just as repetition reinforces repetition, change begets change. I guess the truth is, we never really know what's coming. Sometimes the only way to find out where you fit in is to step out of the routine, because sometimes where you really belong was waiting right around the corner all along.



AiriamR.A. BryceMichael BurnhamHugh CulberKeyla DetmerBarron GrimesStella GrimesGabriel Lorca (mirror)Harry MuddJoann OwosekunGen RhysSaruPaul StametsSylvia TillyAsh Tyler (Klingon)Gormagander

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Discovery (Crossfield-class) • The Festoon

Races and culturesEdit


Other referencesEdit

gormaganderKasseelian opera




Star Trek: Discovery episodes
season 1 chapter 1 "The Vulcan Hello" • "Battle at the Binary Stars" • "Context Is For Kings" • "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Lethe" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" • "Into the Forest I Go"
chapter 2 "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "The War Without, The War Within" • "Will You Take My Hand?"
season 2 "Brother" • "New Eden" • "Point of Light" • "An Obol for Charon" • "Saints of Imperfection" • "The Sound of Thunder" • "Light and Shadows" • "If Memory Serves" • "Project Daedalus" • "The Red Angel" • "Perpetual Infinity" • "Through the Valley of Shadows" • "Such Sweet Sorrow"


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