"The Magicks of Megas-Tu"
Aire Date: 27th October, 1973.
Season 1 episode 8
S is for Satan but who is he? Today I'm sling shooting two Superfests into one Satanfest!
While on a mission an energy vortex catches the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 offguard, catapulting her through the centre of the universe. Out of thin air a devil man/beast appears calling himself "Lucien." Hes nice and friendly and pretty much not what you'd expect to see from a "strong villain" in Star Trek.
Meaningless navigational co-ordinates, dead subspace frequencies, failing life supports systems, frozen chronometers, lack of oxygen and insufficient warpcore power to the engines are but a few little snafu's cursing Captain Kirk's ship. Lucien, far from looking harmless waves his hands around and saves the ship from danger. When he speaks, Lucien's smiling and friendly and happy to see the humans. (Illogical, illogical, does not compute!!! Error, error!!!)
LUCIEN: Ah, humans. Lovely primitive humans. Can't you do anything right?
KIRK: Fighting for air, Captain Kirk gasps the words "please."
LUCIEN: Of course, friend. Of course. Rhadamanthus!
(The Enterprise is now in normal looking space above a pink and red striped planet)
LUCIEN: Everything is working, my friends.
SPOCK: It cannot. It is not logical.
LUCIEN: Logic? Whose logic, my elfin friend?
MCCOY: Look around you, Spock. Everything is working.
LUCIEN: Welcome! I knew eventually humans would come searching for me.
KIRK: Who are you?
LUCIEN: Call me Lucien! Call me friend! Never could I abandon those who come to rollick with me. But not up here. No, no. Let us leave this vessel and go where true delights lie!
(Lucien, Kirk, Spock and McCoy vanish, leaving Uhura, Sulu and Arex open-mouthed)
Lucien explains the power of human imagination acts like magic in this dimension. However all is not what it seems. Long story short, the magic homeworld of Megas Tu has an axe to grind with Earthers. The fun begins when Megas Tu natives become angry at Lucien for schlepping "Evil" Earthers about their tropical paradise and put everyone including Lucifer on trial for witchery.
So now the Enterprise crew must suffer or prove Lucien is worth saving! Would you defend Satan? Do you think Lucien is worth defending? Is Lucien a good or bad villain?
Lucien Long and Prosper, trekkers.