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Movie Magic was a documentary series which focused on the creation of movie and television special and visual effects, and was broadcast in the US by the Discovery Channel.

Seventy thirty-minute episodes were produced and broadcast over five seasons between 1994 and 1997. The series was produced by a succession of production companies which included GRB Entertainment, Glacier Point, and Sequoia Entertainment, Inc.

Episodes featuring Star Trek productions included:

Season 1, Episode 11: "Models and Miniatures – A Model of Perfection"Edit

This episode was broadcast in 1994 and was entirely devoted to Star Trek productions, particularly the episodes "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" and "Emissary". Largely focused on the art of miniature photography, it presented behind-the-scenes effects footage and interviews with Howard A. Anderson, Jr., Richard C. Datin, Jr., Robert Legato, Dan Curry, Gregory Jein, David Carson, and Tony Meininger.

Season 3, Episode 2: "Space Effects – The Space Race" Edit

This episode was broadcast in 1995 and further explored the special effects created for "Emissary". Robert Legato was interviewed.

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