Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 8

I, Mudd (3 Nov. 1967)

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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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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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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 »

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Obvious stunt doubles when the android takes over Engineering and fights with the crew. See more »

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Norman: If you do not come with me, your engines will be destroyed and you will remain in orbit here, forever.
Capt. Kirk: I must say that's a gracious invitation.
Norman: There is a word. Among us there is no corresponding meaning, but it seems to mean something to you humans.
Capt. Kirk: And what is that word?
Norman: Please.
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Mudd's comic reprise
26 August 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

TOS experimented just a little with recurring characters. Most recurring characters were red-shirts, but Harry Mudd was one of the few exceptions, and to an extent set the standard for the later tradition of popular recurring guest stars (perhaps the most celebrated was DS9's Garak). The late Roger Carmel, in his mid-30s, made Harry Mudd a stand-out character. But the episodes in which the character appeared are, unfortunately sub-par. Carmel was, literally, a big presence in 1960s and 1970s TV talent - especially in the growing field of voice-talent. His neurotic, dastardly, and very funny way of ripping through and yet still over-dramatizing his lines was quite memorable.

This time, the Enterprise is commandeered by an android named Norman, who just so happens to be a major player on a planet full of androids who lost their purpose years ago because their creators became extinct. So, they want nothing more than to serve, and imprison humanity in a combined utopian dream/dystopian nightmare. Harry Mudd, their first human, has been elevated to the position of a king among them, and, upon seeing his old "friend" Jim Kirk, he is delighted to share his newfound home with the captain and all of his crew, for the simple price of their freedom and ship.

As others have pointed out, this is one of TOS' comedic explorations. As such, it's quite OK, but really nothing great. Mudd, his wife, and the androids are all funny in their own way, but unlike many similar episodes of TOS and later series in the franchise, the comedy takes the place of a coherent plot, and contradicts some of the socially progressive philosophies expressed elsewhere in the series. Still a good time, but not the best.


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