Cast & Crew
First Officer Michael Burnham/Commander Michael Burnham
Lieutenant Saru/Commander Saru
Captain Gabriel Lorca
Lieutenant Ash Tyler
Lieutenant Paul Stamets
Cadet Sylvia Tilly
Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad Photos
What it genuinely is is the best kind of stand-alone, one which is built upon many previous events, and promises that it will have an impact on stories to come.
There's a sense that as Discovery continues to define itself, it's seemingly moving back in the direction of more conventional sci-fi storytelling, and that would be unfortunate.
Discovery has often lacked the ability to have fun with itself. This was the first episode to even try and it worked, even while keeping the stakes as high as possible.
I found myself unable to look away from [Anthony Rapp's] face, which was astonishingly expressive.
This episode was entertaining, fun to watch and felt like the show has finally found his heart.
When have we heard an awesome set like Wyclef Jean's "We Trying to Stay Alive" and Al Green's "Love and Happiness" in Star Trek? I want to know if these songs were on the writers' playlist as they were writing this episode.
That's a lot of ground to cover in one episode, but, thanks to the whole time loop conceit, the episode was able to tackle it all and more, and in a convincing way.
In general, Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad is a charming interlude before the storm that seems ready to hit next week.
Well, that was a fun little brain-bender of a Star Trek: Discovery episode, wasn't it? (Harry Mudd plus a repeating time loop is a pretty reliable formula for quality, after all.)
It's the first episode of Discovery that genuinely feels like Star Trek. I really dug it, and that just further complicates my opinion of the show overall.
"Magic" wasn't the most plot-tight episode Star Trek has ever given us, but it was a lot of action-packed fun - an hour that kept the characters and audience on its toes.