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Mudd's Women 

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


Harvey Hart


Stephen Kandel (teleplay by), Gene Roddenberry (story by) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Roger C. Carmel ... Harry Mudd
Karen Steele ... Eve McHuron
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Maggie Thrett ... Ruth
Susan Denberg ... Magda
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Jim Goodwin ... Farrell
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Gene Dynarski ... Ben
Jon Kowal Jon Kowal ... Herm
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Benton
Jerry Foxworth Jerry Foxworth ... Guard


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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Did You Know?


The elliptical shaped playing cards on which Eve plays solitaire in Ben Childress' home, can be seen in the Enterprise recreation room in Star Trek: The Original Series: Charlie X (1966) and Star Trek: The Original Series: The Conscience of the King (1966). See more »


The bridge crew speaks of orbit as if it's something that requires effort to maintain, and Spock notes that they can sustain orbit for 3 days and 7 hours, given their remaining battery power. If they had power enough to enter orbit in the first place, they could enter a stable orbit, which would sustain itself indefinitely since the gravitational and centripetal forces would cancel each other out. See more »


Eve McHuron: You'll never find them, Harry. And if you do find them, you know what they are - a cheat. If you'd care for someone, really care...
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: For whom, Evie? For Kirk? You find out ship's captains are already married, girl - to their vessels. You find that out the first time he came between him and the ship. You'll see.
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Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »


Referenced in Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced (1992) See more »


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An outrageous man costumed outrageously
5 August 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Enterprise is playing space traffic cop when they stop a ship being driven by one Harry Mudd, an outrageous man in an outrageous pirate like costume. Roger C. Carmel plays Mudd in the first of two Star Trek appearances.

Basically Mudd is charged with some space traffic violations. But it's his cargo that has the crew buzzing. Three gorgeous women who look like they stepped off a Las Vegas chorus line.

But these women take an aphrodisiac concoction that makes them appear as they do and get the men thinking from below decks.

The Enterprise also is in sad need of dilithium crystals to make it go and they've got them on a nearby mining planet. They also have some very antsy minors who haven't had feminine companionship either.

I think you can see where this is going. This episode is highlighted by Roger C. Carmel as the great Harcourt Fenton Mudd.

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