We’re on the eve of another Star Trek: Discovery weekend, and while we count down the hours to “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” CBS has not only released the usual plethora of episodic photography ahead of the new episode, but a new preview clip from Sunday’s show is here, too!

DSC 107: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”

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

Released through Entertainment Weekly, this clip from “Sanest Man” features Tilly doing her best to get Burnham to enjoy an off-hours party on the Discovery, while Lt. Rhys tries to get a little frisky with the cadet, and Ash Tyler salutes the wounded and lost warriors in Starfleet’s ranks.

Also, here’s a gallery of ten new photos from Sunday’s episode, featuring the return of Harry Mudd — this time to the starship Discovery herself.

“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” airs this Sunday on SPACE and CBS All Access, and hits Netflix Monday, followed by an all new After Trek with guests Anthony Rapp and Rainn Wilson.

Novel #1:
"Desperate Hours"

Novel #2:
"Drastic Measures"

Novel #3:
"Fear Itself"

  • Fiery Little One


  • More Mudd!

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

    The one on the right is like a modern “sjw” in Trek , creative…

    • Your Worst Nightmare

      Just stop already. Tom Cruise may not phone it in but it’s time to hang up this act.

      • Quintillion Tesla

        That guy phoning it in still here? ( I can’t see his comments directly as I’ve blocked him ), but I notice his other sock puppet accounts have been quiet over the past several weeks.

        • prometheus59650

          Yes he is.

          It stuns me that these people have literally nothing else.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Yea, and he whined like a toddler to get my silly graphics response to him removed. Dude has no backbone whatsoever. LOL

    • The Science Fiction Oracle
    • mr joyce

      creative, unlike you

      edit.. you are now blocked.. enjoy being ignored, i am sure you are used to it

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        Looks like the little baby was complaining to the mods and got my humorously sarcastic, but not by any means mean spirited, graphics deleted. What a spoiled sport! LOL

        • mr joyce

          thats a shame..

          well, i urge everyone else to just block him, all he wants is the reaction to the comments he posts, he never seems to reply to replies anyway, and never contributes to any discussion, just likes to start ‘fires’ so to speak, just block the c*unt

    • DC Forever

      Are you wearing pants while viewing those photos?

    • The Science Fiction Oracle
  • Locutus

    I see she’s like me at a party. I also like the inclusion of someone in a wheelchair

    • Shadowknight1

      Tilly or Burnham? Cause I’m like Burnham, stand at the back and try to ignore everyone.

      • Locutus

        Oh yeah, Burnham for sure!

  • geekfilter

    As much as I love this show, sci-fi-fi especially Trek never does civil recreation well. That music will date this show in about 2.3 minutes. This will look as silly as ‘Gidget and Moondogie” walking through the Enterprise corridors in “The Cage”

    • The Science Fiction Oracle

      Nothing will ever be as ridiculously dated as the Dixon Hill nonsense on TNG.

      • geekfilter

        Uh…how about the space hippies of “The Way to Eden”. Those were supposed to be contemporary. The Dixon Hill holodeck program is not more nonsense than people who cosplay historical reenactments today.

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          The Holodeck was a crutch for writers who were not imaginative enough to give us consistently good week to week Trek episodes that are suppose to be in a space-faring future. I’ll take The Way to Eden any day over any of those “groaner” Holodeck episodes.

          • Quintillion Tesla

            The holodeck eps in TNG used to p*ss me off for exactly the reasons you mention. They got sillier and sillier.
            At least in DS9 they used the fundamental absurdity of the holdeck to tell fun stories.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            EXACTLY !!!

          • iMike

            There are times when I think the holodeck was used constructively. Like when Lal chose what ultimately became her gender and appearance, or when Wesley used it to view the message from his father. In First Contact, Picard and Lily wisely used a Dixon Hill program to evade and confuse some drones. Overall the concept of the holodeck is awesome. It can be used for training, for recreation, and for a ship full of crew and their families who are in deep space for weeks/months between stops it’s a nice diversion. The first Moriarty episode was great, however the second one seemed forced, like they just needed an excuse to bring that character back. I do like the concept of Barclay using the holodeck as a means of escapism, but it could have been executed better. The episode where he sat in the holodeck and took control of the ship was absurd.

    • Quintillion Tesla

      It’s a hard one to get right, so Trek rarely if ever gives us music or even clothing/hairstyles/etc. that could convincingly be from 200 plus years into our Future.

      If they did, it would look so jarring as to almost be unrelatable to audiences now, so they they more or less avoid it and give us social aesthetics based around the world we live in ( at the time of the show’s filming ).

  • Aaron

    Excited for this episode, love me a good time loop 🙂

  • Perplexum

    Missed chance to create/play some weird alien pop music.

    • Starshipdown

      At least Star Trek Beyond played up using contemporary music tongue-and-cheek style by calling the Beastie Boys’ song Sabotage “classical music”, but this just really clunks what otherwise seems to be a fun scene with character building moments.

  • Dreameroutthere

    Since when do they have collage keg parties on federation starships? That music is so out of place on Trek that is kind of distracted me from everything else in the scene.

    • Starshipdown

      It’s not much different or worse than the Christmas party held by the science department on the ol’ NCC-1701 in TOS’ “Dagger of the Mind”.

      • Matineer

        Wasn’t that party only mentioned in conversation, and not shown on film?

        • Starshipdown

          Sort of. We saw a flashback when Kirk and Noel are experimenting with the neural neutralizer, and she altered his memory of the event so that Kirk wound up carrying her back to his quarters.

  • reddkryten

    I didn’t notice this before, but the other crewmember from the Shenzhou (the woman who now has a partially shaved head and some sort of implant) seems to have an artificial eye? It could just be the lighting in this scene, but the colour of one eye doesn’t quite match. I think that’s a wonderful subtle touch from the makeup team. It’s not a glaring prosthetic, it looks like the doctor did their best to colour match the eye, but just missed slightly.

    Also, does anyone else think Tilly’s autism is far less pronounced here. I admit I’m far from an expert but I have known a few people on the spectrum (from the imperceptible to the blatantly obvious) and I expect her mannerisms to change as the character develops. However does this seem a bit too much?

  • Dwight Williams

    “Could not download the video.”