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
When android Norman first comes on board the Enterprise and starts to take over the Engineering section, there's a red-shirt crew member who's presumably about to dive from the upper platform area onto Norman, but he's going in a direction AWAY from the android. Yet in the split second jump cut, he lands directly on top of Norman. See more
Harcourt Fenton Mudd
Now listen, Spock, you may be a wonderful science officer but, believe me, you couldn't sell fake patents to your mother!
I fail to understand why I should care to induce my mother to purchase falsified patents.