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Four Letter Code MGAN
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Megas-Tu
Encountered TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level Unknown/Magical
List of Named Megans

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"Your limited intellect cannot conceive of the possibilities, the glory that is possible to us, simply by manipulating the mystical energies of the universe."
a Megan greeting.
The Megans are an unusual intelligent species that seems to be able to do anything by manipulating what they call the mystical forces of the universe. It may even explain their supposed immortality.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Any and all quadrants and presumably any and all galaxies.
  • Location: Pocket dimension accessible from anywhere by the Megans
  • Proper Name: Unknown
  • Star: The star is of an unknown type that was constantly shifting in color and size in a kind of pulsating manner
  • Distance from Star: very short distance from star violates all known data
  • Companions: It is the only planet in the system
  • Moons: it has none

Home World

  • Proper Name: Megas-Tu
  • Diameter: 10,277 km (11,423 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.94 standard gravity with a density of 3.6
  • Axial Tilt: 14.9% with normal seasons
  • Orbital Period: 35 Earth days
  • Rotational Period: 20 hours
  • Classification: M
  • Surface Water: 68%
  • Atmosphere: Composition of Earth's
  • Climate: Earth like
  • Terrain: Earth like
  • Population: Unknown

Scientific Note

The pocket dimension that contains their world seems to be accessible by the Megans from anywhere. Also the normal scientific laws that govern basic principles do not seem to apply to them, their world or the pocket dimension in which they live.


During the 13th century, some of the Megans traveled to Earth where they assisted Humans with the art of magic, and were eventually responsible for the ancient legends of witches and warlocks.

By the 17th century, some of the Megans had settled in Salem, Massachusetts. After realizing that Humans only wished to use them to serve greed and lust, they chose to live their lives there as "normal men" to avoid the accusations of being "devils, warlocks and evil sorcerers." Unfortunately, while living in Salem, several of the Megans made mistakes and used their powers, and were burned for doing so, as witches during the Salem witch trials.

Those Megans who escaped the witch trials were forced to leave Earth and return to their homeworld, where they remained bitter and fearful of Humans.

In 2269, the USS Enterprise made contact with the Megans. They accused Kirk and his crew of bringing evil to their planet, but due to their distrust of Humans, they put the Enterprise crew in to a recreation of a Salem witch trial. Kirk finally proved his innocence by showing that the evil one was Lucien, the one who had brought them to the planet.


While the Megans did not reveal much regarding how they govern themselves, the trial that the crew of the USS Enterprise were subjected to was straight out of the history books. Based on that and various other comments it seems that their exposure to Earth had a profound and long lasting effect on them as a species.

Lucien explained that Megas-Tu was not governed by the same laws as their own universe and that magic thrived among Megans. By holding trials similar to those in Salem, Earth, it would seem they have a Judicial form of government in place.


Lucien as he appeared on the Enterprise

The Megans were an ageless species from the planet Megas-Tu that specialized in the ethics of magic and wizardry, therefore they can take any form they wish. The Megan that appeared on the bridge of Enterprise was a red-skinned humanoid with small horns on his head. Others appeared later as hooded beings.


As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. They are typical humanoids with most of the physical, mental and biological medical problems that seem to plague most humanoids.

Humanoid in form, but can assume any form due to their magical abilities. Based on information they revealed it is logical to assume that they are either Immortal or at least gifted with extremely long lives.


Megans are distrustful of Humans, and left Earth to go back to their homeworld due to the Salem witch trials that sent several of them to their deaths. The Megans were alone in their universe; there were no other intelligent lifeforms.

PSI Abilities

Most experts have come to the conclusion based on the available data that all of the Megans have some form of incredible mental powers that allow them to affect, control and alter the very fabric of reality and the universe around them.


The Megans were an ageless species from the planet Megas-Tu that specialized in the ethics of magic and wizardry. However at no time during contact with them was there any indication that they had any form or type of religious beliefs.


Not much was revealed regarding the possibility that the Megans have some form of mythology of their own. However based on the data gathered by the crew of the USS Enterprise it is logical to assume that the Megans had a hand in the creation of numerous myths on countless worlds and in many forms. Their casual use of magic could easily account for the stories of dragons, unicorns, angels and demons.


The Magans never really allowed the crew of the USS Entiprise to explore their world. As a result this is based on what little they did see. Spock believes that what the crew was allowed to see was merely an illusion that would allow them to feel comfortable, less frightened of the Megans.

All the reports submitted by the crew and the ships sensor logs all seem to indicate that the city was a large community with structures and facilities very much like Earth in the 17th century.


With them being Immortal they have had eons to practice every art form imagined. Now they have grown bored with most of it. They still create amazing works of art but they seldom last for long.


Magic Potions are commonplace among Megan. Example: A love philtre is a magic potion used by the Megans to attract lovers. Since all the women of Megas-Tu are as young and beautiful as they want to be, they need an edge to ensnare the man they desire.


Lucien explained that Megas-Tu was not governed by the same laws as their own universe and that magic thrived among Megans. As a result they did not need technology and while they could understand and replicate it whenever they needed it, they could achieve anything they desired far more easily by the use of magic.

Megan technology is limited only by the humanoid technology they encounter. Lucien was able to restore the Enterprise computers and systems when they failed, rendering the crew unconscious due to the lack of oxygen.


They are completely self-sufficient as they have no need for trade as they can create whatever they need, whenever they need.


They have no known military and considering their unusual abilities it is highly unlikely that they would ever need one.

Federation Intelligence Files

For years scientists have theorized that if our galaxy was created from a great explosion, then the center of the galaxy might still be creating new matter. The Enterprise was sent on a scientific mission to find the creation point, an area in the galactic core where matter was being created.

In 2269, the USS Enterprise made contact with the Megans, but due to their distrust of Humans, they put the Enterprise crew in to a recreation of a Salem witch trial.

The scans of their world showed multiple plants, animals and other lifeforms that are native to various Federation worlds like Earth. Almost like they had collected samples from every world they visited and brought them back with them.


Both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta were used as references as well as the following TV episode, TAS: The Magicks of Megas-Tu.

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