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Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” is the 7th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Lethe”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”.

There’s a party on the USS Discovery and cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) tries to push Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) to dance with Lieutenant Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) but everything gets ruined by Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson).

Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen

“Delta and the Bannermen” is an adventure of the twentyfourth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1987. It’s a three parts adventure written by Malcolm Kohll and directed by Chris Clough.

Gavrok led his Bannermen to the almost genocide of the Chimeron but Queen Delta managed to escape with an egg that represents the last hope for her species. After arriving at a spaceport, Delta tries to get confused within a group of tourists who are traveling to the 1959 Earth for an exotic vacation.

The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford) discover they’ve won a prize holiday when they arrive at a spaceport. The spacecraft disguised buses is going to Disneyland but when in orbit it collides with an experimental satellite and ends up in Wales, where other unexpected meetings await the travelers.

The novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by H.G. Wells was published for the first time in 1896.

Edward Prendick is traveling on the Pacific Ocean when gets shipwrecked with the resulting death of almost all the crew and passengers. The man is saved at the last moment by a small ship passing by where he meets Montgomery, accompanied by M’ling, a strange servant who shows various physical deformities.

Edward Prendick is just beginning to recover from his ordeal when he’s left on an island where Montgomery has landed with his servant. There they are welcomed by other men who show strange physical characteristics and then meet Dr. Moreau, who seems to run the small community that lives on the island.

Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Lethe (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Lethe” is the 6th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Choose Your Pain”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Lethe”.

Sarek (James Frain) is traveling on a spacecraft that is supposed to bring him to a meeting with a Klingon delegation but a Vulcan extremist sabotage it. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) perceives that Sarek is injured and Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) decides to try to save him.

The Mind Parasites by Colin Wilson (Italian edition)

The novel “The Mind Parasites” by Colin Wilson was published for the first time in 1967.

When Dr. Gilbert Austin discovers that his friend Karel Weissman has committed suicide, he remains shocked. He can’t believe that a man he knew well could do such a thing but the issue becomes even more shocking when Austin starts reading the papers Weissman left him and discovers that his friend was convinced that humanity is under the attack of a kind of mental cancer.

Those events have a profound effect on Gilbert Austin’s archaeological research as well when he discovers the existence of the remains of a civilization so ancient that it’s buried at a depth never seen. Along with other colleagues, Austin tries to study those ancient ruins but with surprise when he tries to find traces of some memories of their builders he discovers them in the writings of writer H.P. Lovecraft.