The Magicks of Megus-Tu
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  9     Airdate:  October 27, 1973
The Time Trap
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  10     Airdate:  November 24, 1973
The Slaver Weapon
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  11     Airdate:  December 15, 1973
The Ambergris Element
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  13     Airdate:  December 1, 1973

Catalog Number LV60754-603
Format Extended Play CLV
Running Time 97 minutes
Side Running Time
5 48min 34sec
6 48min 31sec
97min 05sec
Pressing Location Pioneer Video Manufacturing
Retail Price Available in
Box Set Only
Issued March 20, 1990

The Magicks of Megus-Tu
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Larry Brody
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 1254.4
Episode 9 While investigating the theory of creation, the USS Enterprise is caught inside an energy/matter tornado and pulled to the center of the galaxy. All computer systems fail and the crew begins to lose consciousness when a devil-like creature named Lucien appears on the bridge. The creature repairs the ship's systems and takes the crew to explore his planet, Megas-Tu, but almost immediately returns them to the ship.

The crew begin to experiment with magic after the encounter, much to Spock's dismay. The Megans begin to take notice of the crew and return to the ship in phantasm form. They return the Enterprise bridge crew to their planet in a witch-hunt trial where Lucien is accused of bringing evil to Megas-Tu.

Spock and Kirk defend the crew and Lucien, but their arguments fail and Kirk is forced to use his new magic against the prosecutor. Kirk explains that the Megans can only win if they become like the Earthlings they fear. Kirk then tells the jury that he will give his own life for an alien's rights, which impresses the Megans. They learn that Lucien was the basis for Earth's original conception of the devil, and the Megans, realizing that the Enterprise's visit to their dimension was an accident, help the crew to return to their galaxy.

The Time Trap
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Joyce Perry
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5267.2
Episode 10 While exploring the Delta Triangle, where many starships have disappeared, the USS Enterprise is attacked by several Klingon vessels. During the fight, the Enterprise and a Klingon ship slip into a space-time warp where a starship graveyard is discovered to hold ships from all over the galaxy. The Klingon ship fires at the Enterprise but the torpedo is neutralized and the two ships captains are brought to a trial by the inhabitants of this dimension, called Elysia. The council is made up of all races from across the universe and led by a Vulcan, Xerius. He explains that no one has been able to escape from this area, so the descendants of the crews have learned to co-exist in a peaceful state. Violence is not permitted and all weaponry is immediately neutralized.

Scotty discovers that the timewarp is disintegrating the Enterprise's dilithium crystals, and insists that they must leave the trap soon or they will be powerless. The Klingons agree to link ships and cooperate by sharing warp power and personnel to escape. However, Spock learns that the Klingon Captain, Kor, wants to destroy the Enterprise when they break free of the time warp by using a specially calibrated explosive device in the warp drive. The Enterprise and Klingon crew celebrate their impending escape but when a Klingon slips away to plant the explosive, Kirk stops her and diffuses the bomb. The two ships leave the time warp and separate, with Kor claiming full credit for saving the two vessels.

The Slaver Weapon
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Larry Niven
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 4187.3
Episode 11 In the shuttlecraft Copernicus, Spock, Uhura, and Sulu are en-route to Starbase 25 to deliver a stasis box a rare artifact of the Slaver culture which stops time inside so any object can last forever. The now-extinct Slavers used these objects to carry weapons, valuables, and other scientific instruments and data. The boxes can detect each other and evidence shows that another device is located nearby. Spock begins to investigate. The shuttle lands on an ice planet where hostile Kzinti lie in ambush with an empty stasis box. The Kzinti once controlled the entire empire but now are bound to keeping peace. However, many Kzinti still take part in raiding Federation shipping and seek Slaver weapons to regain control of their empire.

The Kzinti take the shuttle crew hostage in an effort to take the box and its contents. The Kzinti leader obtains the weapon, but while tampering with it he enables the crew to escape. Spock steals back the weapon, but Uhura is recaptured. After Sulu creates an explosion with the weapon, it is recaptured by the Kzinti, who are killed when the device self-destructs.

The Ambergris Element
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Margaret Armen
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5499.9
Episode 13 The USS Enterprise arrives to study the planet Argo a water-based planet where earthquakes caused the land masses to sink for the benefit of other Federation worlds that will encounter similar quakes. The crew lands in a specially designed aqua-shuttle but is immediately attacked by a sea monster and Kirk and Spock become trapped in the monster's grip.

Five days later, McCoy, Scott, and Lt. Clayton find the missing officers; they have been transformed into water breathers by the monster. Kirk and Spock explore the submerged Argo and find a group of inhabitants who hate any air-breathers. Hesitantly, the Aquans agree to perform surgery to return Kirk and Spock to normal, but when Scotty dives down to warn of an impending quake, they become fearful of air-breathing spies. Kirk and Spock are deemed treacherous and are sentenced to death. Rila, a water breather, agrees to help them if they will in turn help him find a buried city and a way to reverse the mutation.

They are successful and obtain the necessary medicine to help Kirk and Spock, but Kirk nearly dies from the vaccination. In orbit, the USS Enterprise uses its phasers to hit the uninhabited sections of the planet in an attempt to move the quake's epicenter away from the Aquan city. Grateful for saving their lives, the young Aquans make their records available to the Federation and decide to use the new found medicine to reverse their water-breathing mutations and resume life above ground.


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