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.
Did You Know?
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
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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