The Enterprise picks up untrustworthy entrepreneur Harry Mudd accompanied by three beautiful women who immediately put a spell on all the male crew members.

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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 garykmcd

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The quarters used by Mudd and his ladies is the set for Kirk's quarters, with all of the furnishings removed. See more »

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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 »

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Captain James T. Kirk: Bridge to transporter room. How many did we get off?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [staring at Mudd's women] Oh. Erm... Four in all, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: If the captain that vessel can walk, I want him in my cabin immediately. Correction, I want him there whether he can walk or not. Kirk out.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: That fellow sounded a mite upset, didn't he?
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: [staring at Mudd's women] Yes... yes they are.
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Referenced in Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001) See more »

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Written by Alexander Courage
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Wading Through the Mudd
25 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series was rolling along, attempting to find its niche. Then along comes this ludicrous entry. Every so often, it seems, the show felt the necessity to become comedic. This is fine if you want your characters to seem human and add some warmth to the continuing confrontations with alien forces. This, however, is rather insulting. It is insulting to women. It is insulting to the direction of the show. And, it is not funny. The character of Harry Mudd (who unfortunately appears later) is a con man wheeler dealer who is delivering mail order brides to miners. These women have something in them that makes them irresistible to men. The males in the crew of the Enterprise fall in line and start to drool. Mudd, of course, has used some chicanery to bring about this result. Kirk must call on some force that must have been implanted in him at the academy (he pulls it out, so to speak, several times before the series is over) in order to defy his inner nature. When one looks at Kirk on the bridge, ogling some blonde, we can see that his inner nature has no shortage of testosterone. Mostly, I found this episode a bore and hoped the show would get back to doing more complex and interesting stories.


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