Star Trek TOS Rewatch: S1E6 Mudd's Women
Sex workers vs. Kirk the cop.
See the Star Trek TOS Rewatch Index page for links to all the episodes covered so far.
“MUDD’S WOMEN” RATING: 6.5/10
“Mudd’s Women” is a battle of the sexes narrative which, like most battle of the sexes narratives from days past, has aged poorly. Grown Starfleet officers openly drool because a woman has decided to wear make-up and a spangly tight outfit nearby, and the fate of the Enterprise is in peril!
What can you do but roll your eyes…and then, rather queasily, conclude that moral panic about women in general, and sex workers in particular, maybe isn’t quite so irrelevant to the present, or future, as we’d like it to be.
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