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

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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.

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Log entries[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

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

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Discovery (Crossfield-class) • The Festoon

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanKelpien

Other references[edit | edit source]

gormaganderKasseelian opera

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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"
season 3 "That Hope Is You, Part 1" • "Far From Home" • "People of Earth" • "Forget Me Not" • "Die Trying" • "Scavengers" • "Unification III" • "The Sanctuary" • "Terra Firma" • "The Citadel" • "The Good of the People" • "Outside"
Media featuring Harry Mudd
Episodes "Mudd's Women" • "I, Mudd" • "Mudd's Passion" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "The Escape Artist"
Miniseries The Return of MuddThe Return of Harry Mudd
Novels and collections Mudd's AngelsMudd in Your EyeThe Light Fantastic
Short stories The Business, As Usual, During AltercationsA Sucker Born
Video games 25th Anniversary25th Anniversary (NES)Starfleet Academy (game)TrexelsStar Trek TimelinesFleet Command
Comics "Operation Con Game" • "Made Out of Mudd" • "The Survival Equation" • "It's a Living" • "When You Wish Upon a Star...!" • "Mudd's Magic!" • "Mission: Muddled" • "The Sky Above...The Mudd Below" • "Target: Mudd!"

Timeline[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous episode:
Lethe
Discovery episode produced Next episode:
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
Previous episode:
Lethe
Discovery episode aired Next episode:
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
chronological order


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