Monday, April 09, 2012

Harry Mudd

H is for Harry Mudd but who is he? Harcourt Fenton 'Harry' Mudd is a slippery, charming con artist played by Roger C Carmel who appears in two Star Trek classic episodes, Mudds Women and I am Mudd.

Mudd's arcane bag of tricks separates people from their beloved possessions, passing off counterfeit currency and transporting stolen goods but thats not all.

Misbehaving, ill deeds, heavy drinking and getting into trouble with the law eventually delivers Harry right into the hands of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Sweet talking 'Mudd the First' enjoys avoiding questions, cheating Federation justice and escapes from the nagging, exhausting clutches of his lovely wife Stella! Captain Kirk charges him with stealing a starship but somehow the sneaky devil adapts outwitting even Starfleets quick thinking battle strategist!

In 2266 Harry's scams include supplying lonely miners with gorgeous wives. Stella would not have approved! However all is not what it seems, apparently. His lovely ladies are transformed into hypnotic beauties by consuming a beauty potion which wears off! In 2267 Mudd's nefarious activities catch up with him. He utilizes techology on an android planet to construct 500 obedient beautiful women, serving and calling him Lord Mudd except theres a catch. The androids won't let him leave. Kirk finally gets even on the ol' scallywag marooning Mudd with 500 nagging Stellas who no longer 'shut up' at his command.

Do you feel trapped in marriage? Or are you filled with Love, Hope and Faith?

8 comments:

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I remember Mudd and these episodes. Still love the old series.

Stephen Tremp said...

Yep. You know its sci fi when someone like Mudd is surrounded by totally hot space babes! First time visitor and great to meet you!

Stephen Tremp
http://breakthroughblogs.blogspot.com

teganwilson said...

Original series is still awesome :D

Tegan Wilson

Cherie Reich said...

Hehe! There really is always a catch, isn't there? Poor guy better be careful what he wishes for, it sounds like.

Belle said...

I remember Mudd very well. He was funny. Do I feel trapped? No, I feel lucky and blessed even though my hubby is my complete opposite. We've worked it out.

Keith Mushonga said...

I like the character analysis. He appeared to be a sneaky oportunist who enjoys life to the full!! Regardless of the consequences. Even though he is probably dishonest, we have no choice but to like him since he is a sociable happy-go-lucky persona.

http://keithmushonga.blogspot.com

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's funny that the only episode I remember with Mudd is Mudd's Women. Thanks for the refresher Man.

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