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Star Trek - Mudd's Women
Raumschiff Enterprise - Die Frauen des Mr. Mudd
Gene Roddenberry for Desilu, Norway Corporation/NBC
directed by Harvey Hart
starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Roger C.Carmel, Karen Steele, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Maggie Thrett, Susan Denberg, Gene Dynarski
screenplay by Stephen Kandel, based on a story by Gene Roddenberry, created by Gene Roddenberry, music by Alexander Courage
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The starship Enterprise picks up 4 survivors from a shipwreck,
intergalactic conman Harry Mudd (Roger C. Carmel) and his three mail order
brides (Karen Steele, Maggie Thrett, Susan Denberg) he is to deliver to
some rich customers ... and soon the Enterprise's captain Kirk (William
Shatner) finds himself helping Mudd, since the Enterprise is running low
on silicium crystals, and in order to get some the Enterprise has to make
a stop on Rigel 12, a mining planet being populated by 3 incredibly rich
but lonely miners.
On the way there, the Enterprise's male half of the crew seems to be
mesmerized by Mudd's women - all but emotionless Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
of course. Eventually though Kirk finds out the women are a bit of a
fraud, kept beautiful by the Venus-drug, while one of the girls, Eve
(Karen Steele), has second thoughts about taking part in Mudd's scheme.
But by then, the girls are already down with the miners, and it seems
Mudd's scheme is working after all.
In an underwhelming showdown, Kirk can convince the miners to see more
in the girls than just their beauty, can convince the girls that real
beauty comes from the inside, and he can arrest Mudd - for minor traffic
A silly plot is made even sillier by its underwehlming conclusion, but
on the plus side, this episode doesn't take itself too seriously to begin
with, and Roger C.Carmel as Mudd makes an amusingly sleazy semi-villain,
so somehow, this episode is good fun after all.