'Star Trek: Discovery' throws viewers for a (time) loop, and it's magical


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For a show involving cosmic fungus and a giant tardigrade, Star Trek: Discovery has been pretty serious this season.  

That's not a bad thing. But Sunday night's episode — called "Magic to Make the Sanest Man go Mad" — marked a glorious return to the campy, cheesy version of Star Trek that made other series so much fun. 

This episode had it all: time crystals, a time loop, and a man in a cape. Oh, and plenty of old-school references for diehard Trekkies. 

Rainn Wilson, who you might know as Dwight from The Office, holds the episode together. He plays Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, a con man who features in several episodes of the original 1966-68 Star TrekRead more...

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