2x08 I, Mudd
First Aired: Nov. 03, 1967 on NBC
Series Main Characters
Scott: [mechanically] Food and drink and happiness mean nothing to us.
McCoy: We must be about our job.
Scott: Suffering in torment and pain, laboring without end.
McCoy: Dying and crying and lamenting over our burdens.
McCoy, Scott: [together] Only this way can we... be... happy.
Capt. Kirk: I must say that's a gracious invitation.
Norman: There is a word. Among us there is no corresponding meaning, but it seems to mean something to you humans.
Capt. Kirk: And what is that word?
Captain Kirk: She likes him.
- Goof (revealing mistake): Acne scars on Norman, an android.
- Goof (continuity error): When android Norman first comes on board the Enterprise and starts to take over the Engineering section, there's a red-shirt crew member who's presumably about to dive from the upper platform area onto Norman, but he's going in a direction AWAY from the android. Yet in the split second jump cut, he lands directly on top of Norman.
- Goof (continuity error): When Norman enters Engineering and Scotty is slugged, Scotty falls back and clutches the end of the control console near the comm station. A close-up shows Scotty warning the Bridge from that station. But in the next wide shot of Norman dispatching the rest of the Engineering staff, Scotty is not there. We then get another close up of Scotty passing out at the comm station.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Chekov says he's been in Leningrad. The show's writers did not anticipate that the Russian city of St. Petersburg would drop the name Leningrad centuries before Mr. Chekov was born.
- Goof (continuity error): When the Enterprise enters orbit around Mudd's Planet there are no rings visible around the planet. However when the Enterprise leaves orbit at the end of the episode, large rings are in evidence.
- During the filming, Gene Roddenberry was in a panic because he needed at least two female identical twins and couldn't find any. Then one night while driving home he saw Alyce Andrece and Rhae Andrece walking down a street. Roddenberry literally pulled up beside them, jumped out of his car and told them that they were going to be on television!
- This was Roger C. Carmel's favorite Star Trek: The Original Series episode.
- David Gerrold did an uncredited rewrite on this screenplay.
- Although there are 500 Alice models, we only see fifteen or sixteen. In order of appearance, they are: 1, 2, 66, 99, 19, 263, 118, 322, 471, 210, 27, 11, 3, 73 and 500. The number of the Alice that throws Scott into Kirk's group is too far away to read (although is does seem to be a double-digit figure.)