Mudd's Women (Episode)

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Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 3
Star Trek
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Producer Gene Coon
Associate Producers Robert Justman and John D.F. Black
Created by Gene Roddenberry
"Mudd's Women"
Episode 03
Released 13 October 1966
Director Harvey Hart
Story Gene Roddenberry
Writer Stephen Kandel

The Enterprise rescues con artist Harry Mudd and his "beautiful" female cargo.

Stardate 1329.1: Harry Mudd, with his cargo of three beautiful women, is beamed aboard the Enterprise just as his ship is destroyed in an asteroid field. In rescuing Mudd and his women, the Enterprise burns out its lithium crystals. The starship proceeds as quickly as it can to a mining planet to replenish its supply. Mudd, against whom Kirk has filed criminal charges, makes advance contact with the miners, promising them his women in exchange for his freedom. The miners, led by Ben Childress, agree to the deal—only to discover that the women are using a highly illegal Venus drug to make themselves beautiful. The marriages work out nonetheless, and Kirk gets Harry—and the crystals he needs to run his ship.

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Astrometrics asteroid field; Earth; Ophiucus III; Rigel XII
Cast & Crew Carmel, Roger C.; Denberg, Susan; Doohan, James; Dynarski, Gene; Glass, Seamon; Goodwin, Jim; Hart, Harvey; Kandel, Stephen; Kelley, DeForest; Kowal, Jon; Nichols, Nichelle; Nimoy, Leonard; Roddenberry, Gene; Shatner, William; Steele, Karen; Takei, George; Thrett, Maggie
Chronology Stardate 1116.4; Stardate 1329.1-1330.1; 2265
Culture wiving settlers
Education doctor
Food water
People Benton; Bonaventure, Ruth; Childress, Ben; Connors; Farrell, John; Gossett, Hiram; Kirk, James T.; Kovas, Magda; McCoy, Leonard; McHuron, Eve; Mudd, Harry; Scott, Montgomery; Spock; Sulu, Hikaru; Uhura, Nyota; Walsh, Leo
Politics police; Starfleet; Starfleet Ranks; United Federation of Planets
Science & Technology communicator; computer; impulse drive; lithium crystals; phaser; subspace radio; transporter; tricorder; Venus drug; warp drive; warp nacelle
Ships & Vehicles Class J cargo ship; Constitution class; U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
Xenology Humans; Vulcans
Miscellaneous counterfeit; currency; smuggling
Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 3