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
Did You Know?
During the filming, Gene Roddenberry
was in a panic because he needed at least two female identical twins and couldn't find any. Then one night while driving home he saw Alyce Andrece
and Rhae Andrece
walking down a street. Roddenberry literally pulled up beside them, jumped out of his car and told them that they were going to be on television! See more
It is never explained how Norman got posted aboard the ship to begin with. The ship's personnel officer (seen in Star Trek: Court Martial
) would presumably have to verify his orders and background with Starfleet Command. See more
Harcourt Fenton Mudd
[Surrounded by several Stella androids, each complaining to Harry
You can't do this to me, Kirk. It's inhuman!