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"Star Trek" I, Mudd (TV Episode 1967) Poster

(TV Series)

(1967)

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (4) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Factual errors (1) | Plot holes (1) | Revealing mistakes (3) | Spoilers (3)

Character error 

Chekov says he's been in Leningrad. The show's writers did not anticipate that the Russian city of St. Petersburg would drop the name Leningrad centuries before Mr. Chekov was born.
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Continuity 

When Norman enters Engineering and Scotty is slugged, Scotty falls back and clutches the end of the control console near the comm station. A close-up shows Scotty warning the Bridge from that station. But in the next wide shot of Norman dispatching the rest of the Engineering staff, Scotty is not there. We then get another close up of Scotty passing out at the comm station.
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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.
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When Kirk and the party first meet Harry Mudd, there are two Alice androids flanking Mudd (#99 and #66). In subsequent shots, the Alice on Harry's right (#66) disappears and reappears several times.
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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.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the crew first beams down to Mudd's planet, a stagehand's feet can be seen backing behind the door frame to the rear of the landing party.
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Factual errors 

Mudd told Kirk all the Enterprise crew have beamed down. If this is correct then Mudd, Kirk and all the crew are stranded on the planet, for there is no one on the Enterprise to beam them back up.
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Plot holes 

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.
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Revealing mistakes 

When two of the female androids start to speak in unison while talking to the crew, one of them says, "You are free to use them," while the other one says, "You are free to visit them."
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Obvious stunt doubles when the android takes over Engineering and fights with the crew.
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Acne scars on Norman, an android.
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

When Norman is on the Enterprise, he is not wearing a communication necklace, which implies the necklaces are not necessary for androids to function. However, it seems to be required when an android is processing incoming information or responding to requests for information - particularly illogical or disjointed information.
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Mudd refers to sending androids up to the Enterprise to send Scotty and the rest of the crew to the planet, however there was no permission granted to do so by any command authority, and the crew would not have transported the androids up without authorization.
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Norman, the coordinator of all the androids, would never have allowed himself to be sent to hijack the Enterprise. He would have evaluated the risks to the android population as too great in the event he failed and was destroyed.
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