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.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writers:

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
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Eddie Paskey appears in green coveralls for the only time in the series, as Connors in sickbay. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Are you wearing some unusual kind of perfume or something radioactive, my dear?
Ruth Bonaventure: No, I'm just me.
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: The Animated Series: Mudd's Passion (1973) See more »

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Theme From Star Trek
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Written by Alexander Courage
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Turns out driving Kirk nuts can be pretty funny
6 May 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I can see what was risky about 'Mudd's Women' back in the '60s, but at the risk of betraying immaturity, it's the superficial aspects of this episode that grabbed me. For one, Harry Mudd's a fun character and I look forward to seeing him again (I hear good things about 'I, Mudd'). Also, the focus on three super fine actresses; the eye candy runneth over. Plenty of mileage is gotten out of crew members going to pieces at the sight of a beautiful woman (not to mention Spock smirking at all of this). It's the last act that's a bit off, and that believe in yourself bit feels forced.

But it's still an enjoyable episode, with a scoundrel for a (somewhat) foil and for the most part a suitably comic tone.

6/10


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