After stopping a vessel in space, Kirk and the crew find a very odd captain with a very strange cargo. The captain of the vessel is Harcourt Fenton Mudd - known as Harry to his friends - and the cargo are three lovely women he is transporting as brides for lonely men on distant planets. Kirk has a major problem: while trying to rescue Mudd and his women from his disintegrating ship, the Enterprise's lithium crystals used to power the engines were destroyed. They travel to a nearby mining colony where Mudd sets about to arrange marriages for the women, interfering with Kirk's plan to buy the crystals. All the time, the ship's orbit is deteriorating and risks burning up in the atmosphere. Written by
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(playing Magda Kovacs) appeared in this episode two months after revealing herself as the Miss August 1966 centerfold in Playboy. See more
When the women are first brought aboard the Enterprise, Ruth's position and body attitude change without explanation. She begins significantly behind the other two women and looking over her shoulder. In the next shot, she is shoulder-to-shoulder with them and facing in the same direction. In the next shot, she is back to her original position and attitude. See more
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh
I do hate to see you suffering such a situation, Captain; but, truth is truth, and the sad fact is - you WILL deal. Sooner or later, you'll have to.
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