Star Trek (1966–1969)
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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 »

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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 Maggie Thrett ... Ruth
Susan Denberg ... Magda
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Jim Goodwin 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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13 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Susan Denberg (playing Magda Kovacs) appeared in this episode two months after revealing herself as the Miss August 1966 centerfold in Playboy. See more »


When Harry Mudd contacts the miners on Rigel 12 using the communicator, Lt. Uhura should have noticed the unauthorized communication. Additionally, the planet the miners were on was well out of the communicator's range. See more »


Eve McHuron: Is this the kind of wife you want, Ben? Not someone to help you. Not a wife to cook, sew, cry and need, but THIS kind - selfish, vain, useless. Is this what you really want? All right then, here it is.
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Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »


Referenced in After Trek: Choose Your Pain (2017) 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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