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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 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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13 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Kirk's quarters have a window in this episode and a few others to follow. These may not be his normal quarters because Spock directs the turbolift to take him, Mudd and the women to Deck 12. The window will disappear in subsequent episodes. Kirk's quarters are later situated on Deck 5. See more »


When McCoy, Spock, and Scotty seem to be mesmerized by the women after they are beamed aboard, a close-up of McCoy shows him wearing his medical smock. All other shots of this scene show him without the smock. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: Well, come on, you're the doctor. What is it? Is it that we're tired and they're beautiful... and they are INCREDIBLY beautiful.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Are they, Jim? Are they actually more lovely, pound for pound, measurement per measurement, than any other women you've known, or is it that they just... well, ACT beautiful? No, strike that. Strike that.
Captain James T. Kirk: KIRK What are they, Bones?
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: You mean are they alien illusions? That sort of thing?
Captain James T. Kirk: I asked you first.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: No. An alien smart enough to pull this would be smart enough to ...
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Referenced in Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001) See more »


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Madman Harry Mudd & His 3 Beautiful Seductive Women
20 December 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Season 1, episode 6. The Enterprise ends up picking up a madman known as Harry Mudd and three very beautiful, seductive women - Harry's "cargo". All of the men on board the ship are strangely amore for these ladies. Kirk and crew cross examine Mudd and the ladies with the help of the ship's computer they learn Mudd is a smuggler and has been under psychiatric treatment, the ladies the computer found nothing on. One of the women talks a bit too much and they learn the women are wanting husbands. While this is going on, the ship is in desperate need of lithium crystals and beam down to Rigel XII with the women to get the crystals and the women are wanting husbands. There are more to these strangely attractive women than meets the eye - but what? And what does Mudd have to do with them?

A very "attractive" episode. I find myself strangely liking the outlaw Harry Mudd yet wanting to slap him silly. LOL.


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