A question from Star Trek TOS Episode 7 Mudd’s Women
This sort of post is more Jason’s thing, but in the last week or so I have been watching the old TOS episodes (getting ready for the big Star Trek convention next week) and a question occurred to me while watching Mudd’s Women.
So Harry Mudd has a drug that makes ugly women incredibly hot (and he claims makes men look amazing too) and his secret plan is to find ugly women and sell them off to rich dilithium crystal miners (not his original plan, but that’s the gist of it). The question is this: why is his secret plan to become the universe’s richest drug smuggler? The drug alone is probably worth more than a planet would cost. This is like spending you life forging perfect counterfeit plates and then selling off the metal shavings you have from the plates.
I guess this is why Harcourt Fenton Mudd is still small time, even when we get to him in I, Mudd. He just seems so savvy and immoral that it is odd that something like this would not occur to him.
I don’t have any Mudd t shirts, but I have this cool Balok image from the Star Trek T Shirt category. Any true fan will know why it’s appropriate for any discussion of a TOS episode (although technically not from season 1).