Star Trek

I, Mudd

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/3/67
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  • Episode Description
  • The Enterprise is taken over by a group of androids who are working for Kirk's old nemesis, Harry Mudd.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leonard Nimoy

    Mr. Spock

  • Richard Tatro

    Norman

  • Nichelle Nichols

    Lt. Nyota Uhura

  • George Takei

    Lt. Hikaru Sulu

  • Alyce Andrece

    Alice #1 through 250

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • In the right mood, this is a romp!

    By HypnoToad72, Apr 15, 2013

  • Name an adolescent clothing line after him, but don't bring Mudd back

    By millerem99, Jun 26, 2007

  • Harry Mudd rears his head again in his part as a rogue rascal. You know what's coming.

    By altotick, Apr 19, 2008

  • Horrible all-over

    By zvyozdnayapyl, Nov 30, 2007

  • The crew of the Enterprise are forced to an uncharted planet run by Harry Mudd and his androids.

    By Celedorian, Oct 29, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Harry Mudd: Kirk, I'm no scientist. Kirk: No, you're an irritant. You'll stay here and provide a first-class example to the androids of a human failure. They'll learn by close observation how to avoid ones like you in the future. Harry Mudd: How long? Kirk: As long as you continue to be an irritant, Harry. It's up to you.

    • Kirk: Oh, there's one more thing. We've programmed a special android attendant to take care of your every need. She'll help you find an incentive to work with the androids and not exploit them. Harry Mudd: I call that unexpectedly civil of you, Captain. Kirk: Yes. Stella 1: Harcourt! Harcourt Fenton Mudd, what have you been up to? Have you been drinking again? You answer me! Harry Mudd: Shut up. Stella 1: You miserable, conniving toad! Harry Mudd: I order you, shut up! Stella 1: Going out all night and giving me silly stories! Stella 2: Harcourt! Harry Mudd: Aaahhh! Stella 2: Harcourt Fenton Mudd, you've been overeating again, and drinking! Harry Mudd: Kirk, you can't do this. It's inhuman! Stella 2: You need constant supervision. My work's cut out for me. Stella 1: Harcourt! Stella 500: Have you ever seen a worm in alcohol! You're on a regular schedule! Harry Mudd: No. Number 500?

    • Alice 471: Which wants and desires of yours are not fulfilled? Kirk: We want the Enterprise. Alice 471: The Enterprise is not a want or a desire. It is a mechanical device. Kirk: No. It's a beautiful lady, and we love her.

    • Mudd: I do the telling on this planet, Kirk old boy! You do the listening!

    • Spock: Whatever method we use to stop them, we must make haste. They have only to install some cybernetic devices aboard the Enterprise, and they'll be able to leave orbit. McCoy: How do you know so much? Spock: I asked them. McCoy: Oh.

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    Notes (5)

    • This was the first second season episode of Star Trek to be re-mastered for the 40th anniversary. It aired in October 2006 and was bumped ahead of a number of first season episodes on the re-mastering schedule.

    • Roger C. Carmel, who played Harry Mudd in this episode and in "Mudd's Women," was one of only two guest-starring actors to reprise a previous role in the original Star Trek TV series. The other actor was Bruce Hyde who played Lt. Kevin Riley in both "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King."

    • Co-writer David Gerrold is uncredited.

    • Desilu No: 5149-41.

    • The second and final appearance of Roger C. Carmel as Harcourt Fenton Mudd in this series. He later reprised his role for the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "Mudd's Passion".

    Trivia (7)

    • Even in the digital remaster, there's a noticeable "shimmer" in the scene where multiple Alices stand beside Harry. Just before the camera cuts to Spock, the middle Alice on the right hand side wobbles noticeably.

    • Although Alyce Andrece is credited as Alice #1-#250 and Rhae Andrece is credited as Alice #251-#500, this is not consistent with their appearances in the episode. For example, the final grand pageant of nonsense and illogic is attended by Alices #3 and #11 (standing side by side in the same shot with no special effects) who accordingly should both be impossibly played by the same actress.

    • Norman is behind Uhura and Chekov, but when Harry Mudd walks up to Spock, Norman is now behind android 2 and Spock.

    • When Norman knocks out the man in the control room you can see the man move over a little.

    • The crew eventually figures out that Norman is the central processing unit, head android, and the guy who directs all the other androids. So how did they get along while he was off infiltrating the Enterprise?

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    Allusions (2)

    • Title Referencing Isaac Asimov's short story collection I, Robot, first published in 1950. The nine stories included introduced Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics," and the First Law of Robots, "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." is obliquely referenced here (it is not known if Norman is bluffing or not).

    • Kirk: We take the Alices on a trip through Wonderland.
      Kirk references Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The book relates a lost little girl's fanciful journey through a topsy turvy land filled with characters whose behaviors and ideas defy logic and sense.

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