Gene Roddenberry pitched Star Trek to NBC as Wagon Train to the Stars. So it’s not surprising that the premise for “Mudd’s Women” would be one of the half-dozen or so story ideas that Roddenberry brought back to the network when asked to generate more than just “The Cage” during their pitch meetings.
“Mudd’s Women” feels like the script for a Western show but instead of taking place on the old frontier, it takes place on the “final frontier.” Cross out “mining town” and put in the phrase “mining colony” and you’re fairly close. The script does make wonder about a few things – and no, I’m not just talking about the overall message that you can make yourself beautiful just by thinking about it. Continue reading “Mudd’s Women”