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Harcourt Fenton Mudd returns with a love potion which he claims can cause any male and female to fall in love. He inadvertently releases it into the Enterprise's ventilation system and they discover that his claims are true.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 22008
Airdate: Saturday November 10th, 1973

Guest Stars
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Female Ursinoid Miner, Human Miner
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
voiced Lora
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Female Ursinoid Miner
Roger C. CarmelRoger C. Carmel
voiced Harry Mudd
Main Cast
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
voiced Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
voiced Commander Spock
DeForest KelleyDeForest Kelley
voiced Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
voiced Nurse Christine Chapel, Lt. M'Ress


The Enterprise approaches the Arcadian star system and the planet Motherlode to locate an old "friend": Harcourt Fenton Mudd...

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Episode Notes
This is a sequel to the Star Trek episodes "Mudd's Women" and "I, Mudd".

Episode Quotes
Kirk: You think Harry Mudd is down there, Spock?
Spock: The probability of his presence on Motherlode is 81%, plus or minus .53.
McCoy: Why can't you just say, "Mudd's probably there"?
Spock: I just did, Doctor.

Harry Mudd: Welcome to Motherlode, gentlemen. Interested in purchasing a little love?
Kirk: We're interested in you, Harry, for fraud, illegal drug manufacture, and swindling.
Harry Mudd: As I said, welcome to Motherlode. A charming planet which does not recognize Federation law.

Kirk: I thought we left you on the robot planet, Harry, permanently.
Harry Mudd: Never underestimate the spirit of Harcourt Fenton Mudd. I... borrowed a vehicle...
Spock: "Stole a spaceship."
Harry Mudd: And left to find haven on Elyria 6, a charming planet. An innocent and friendly populace.
Kirk: To whom you sold the Starfleet Space Academy. Harry...

McCoy: Did I ever tell you about the time I saved Captain Kirk's life? Or Spock's? And my dear friend Scotty. And that pretty little Lt. Uhura. I've saved about everybody on this here ship. If the Enterprise had a heart, I'd save you, too. Now let's talk about your heart, my dear.

Kirk: How long does the effect of the potion last, Harry?
Harry Mudd: I... I don't know. Not long according to the creature I swindled... I purchased the crystals from.

Harry Mudd: Think I'll get rehabilitation therapy again?
Spock: I can guarantee it.
Harry Mudd: Well, that's all right. I just hate to leave you all. All my loved ones.

Episode Goofs
When Chapel falls into Spock's lap, her collar turns black.

And then reverts to its normal blue.

When Harry offers the remaining crystals he holds two of them.

Kirk runs out and tosses them up, and he has over a half dozen.

When they go into the creature's mouth, there are only two again.

Normally Spock's insignia is on the left side of his shirt.

But in when one reaction shot when he looks up at the creature, it's on his right side.

As the two creatures fight, Kirk's shirt turns red.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
ProducerLou Scheimer  |  Norm Prescott
Associate ProducerD.C. Fontana
MusicNorm Prescott  |  Ray Ellis
Story EditorD.C. Fontana
Art DirectorDon Christensen
Supervising DirectorHal Sutherland
Production ManagerRock Benedetto
Executive ConsultantGene Roddenberry
Special EffectsReuben Timmins
Editorial SupervisorJoseph Simon  |  Doreen A. Dixon
Camera SupervisorR.W. Pope
StoryboardPaul Fennell  |  Dawn Huntley  |  Ken Southworth  |  Louise Sandoval  |  Michael O'Connor (5)  |  Jack Miller (1)  |  Dale Hale  |  Sherman Labby
Director Of ColorErvin Kaplan
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