Star Trek: Discovery - Season 1, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad



Critic Consensus: Discovery aces the test of a stand-alone episode thanks to a stellar performance from Anthony Rapp and a not so self serious script.

Episode Info

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


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Maulik Pancholy
as Dr. Nambue
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Brett Anderson
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic reviews for Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

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.

October 29, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This episode was entertaining, fun to watch and felt like the show has finally found his heart.

August 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

In general, Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad is a charming interlude before the storm that seems ready to hit next week.

November 1, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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.)

October 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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