Harry Mudd returns with a plot to take over the Enterprise by stranding the crew on a planet populated by androids under his command.



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Rhae Andrece ...
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Kay Elliot ...
Stella Mudd
Mike Howden ...
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When an android takes control of the Enterprise, Kirk and his crew spend four days traveling at warp speed to an uncharted planet. When they beam down they find none other that Harry Mudd, the apparent ruler of the planet made up entirely of androids. It turns out there is one major problem with Harry's idyllic existence: the androids who serve him hand and foot simply won't allow him to leave. Kirk and Spock devise a way to disable the androids but have their own special plans for Harry. Written by garykmcd

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This episode marks one of four times Kirk is able to "talk a computer to death". This skill is also used in "The Changeling", "The Return of the Archons", and "The Ultimate Computer" (with an honorable mention going to "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", in which Kirk's arguments get Ruk the android so riled up he suicidally attacks Korby). See more »


When the Enterprise enters orbit around Mudd's Planet there are no rings visible around the planet. However when the Enterprise leaves orbit at the end of the episode, large rings are in evidence. See more »


[trying to confuse an android]
Captain Kirk: Everything Harry tells you is a lie. Remember that. Everything Harry tells you is a lie.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Now listen to this carefully, Norman. I am... lying.
Norman: You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie, but you lie... You tell the truth but you cannot for you lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! You are human. Only humans can explain their behavior! Please ...
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Spoofed in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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Mudd's Androids
8 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Season 2, episode 8. The Enterprise is taken over by an android that has sabotaged the ship (causing it to destruct if they try to regain control) and forcing the crew to an unknown destination. They approach an uncharted planet and the android requires Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekhov, Uhura and Scotty to beam down to the planet. When they arrive they are greeted by none other than the outlaw Harry Mudd. Questioning Mudd they learn that he wants the Enterprise and leave Kirk and all crew on the uncharted planet Harry named after himself. This planet is full of androids that serve Mudd. Prodding Mudd more they learn that these androids will serve humans in order to study them but needed more humans to study besides just Mudd... that is why Mudd sent out one of his androids and, as luck would have it, brought back Kirk and crew. Time for the Captain and his crew members to do some quick thinking.

Fun, fun episode... better than Mudd's Women in my opinion. Mudd is a character I love to hate and hate to love. A goofy scoundrel that has a personal vendetta against Kirk. Poor Harry will never win.


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