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I, Mudd
Stardate 4513.3
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 41 (2.12)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei   IMDB   Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig   IMDB   Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Guest Cast:
Roger C. Carmel   IMDB   Harry Mudd
Richard Tatro   IMDB   Norman
Alice Andrece   IMDB   Alice #1 through #250
Rhae Andrece   IMDB   Alice #251 through #500
Kay Elliot   IMDB   Stella Mudd
Michael Zaslow   IMDB   Jordan
Maureen Thornton   IMDB   Barbara series
Maureen Thornton   IMDB   Barbara series
Tamara Wilson   IMDB   Maisie series
Tamara Wilson   IMDB   Maisie series
Tom Legarde   IMDB   Herman series
Tom Legarde   IMDB   Herman series
Music:
Samuel Matlovsky   IMDB
Director:
Marc Daniels   IMDB
Author:
Stephen Kandel   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 18
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 21
VHS   ST:TOS VHS 2.4
Book tie-ins
Star Trek: The Original Series #081: Mudd in Your Eye
Star Trek: The Original Series #04: Mudd's Women
Teaser
The Original Series Teaser #41: I, Mudd
Synopsis
Norman, an android pretending to be a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, takes control of the starship and her crew, taking them to an unnamed planet where Kirk discovers an old nemesis... Harry Mudd.

Fleeing from his most recent criminal exploit, Harry crash-landed on the planet, which is inhabited by androids designed by a long-extinct race. At first their desire to fulfill his every need seemed like paradise, but Harry soon realized that precluded him ever leaving the planet. So, sending Norman to capture the U.S.S. Enterprise, Mudd hoped to trade the starship's crew for his own freedom.

The androids, however, want to use the U.S.S. Enterprise as a vehicle to populate the universe, serving mankind and protecting them from themselves. Unwilling to spend their lives on the strange planet, waited on by machines, Kirk and company set about finding a way out. It is not without temptation, however.

Spock is shown what is supposedly the control center for all the androids... a veritable electronics dream come true. McCoy is given an extensive lab, set up to do all the research he's ever wanted to do, while Scotty is shown the technical machine shop of his dreams. The androids offer Uhura eternal youth and beauty while Chekov contemplates a planet filled with beautiful young women.

In the end, however, the crew bands together in an attempt to thoroughly confuse and, ultimately, short-circuit them. Through a series of illogical and very funny antics, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew and Mudd cause Norman, the central control for all the androids, to have an electronic "nervous breakdown."

Instead of granting Harry Mudd his freedom, Kirk leaves him on the planet with the remaining androids... including many fashioned in the image of his shrewish wife, Stella, until he mends his ways.
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