Star Trek: Mudd's Women - The Pilot Cut

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A window into how Star Trek's second pilot may have been very different!
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Original Release Date:
1966
Original Running Time:
50
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Fanedit Running Time:
50
Time Cut:
2
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
An alternate take on Mudd's Women, re-structuring it into how it may have looked, had it become the second pilot.
Intention:
Mudd's Women was put forward to be produced as the second pilot, following The Cage. I wanted to see how it may have looked in the original second pilot format that the script Where No Man Has Gone Before eventually became.
Other Sources:
Parts of two of Kirk's speeches from Metamorphosis and Return to Tomorrow are used in the opening monologue.
Special Thanks:
Dwight Fry for watching my first cut, and for his helpful feedback.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
The original effects from the blu ray release.

The original mono track from the blu ray release.
Editing Details:
The opening has been completely changed to reflect the pilot format.

Act cards are extracted from the alternate version of Where No Man Has Gone Before.

The end credits are from the alternate version of Where No Man Has Gone Before.
Cuts and Additions:
The series standard opening and closing title credits have been removed.

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Overall rating
 
9.9
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9.0(1)
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10.0(1)
(Updated: July 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
The warlord returns with MUDD....and how wonderful to this in its potential PILOT context. It works a dream abd frankly, you only have to look at those slack extra thick trims around the necks to realis that prosduction and design were still up in the air.

Dropping and replacing the titles bookends the intent perfectly as does the choice narration added at the beginning, though Shatner's delivery on the second half does not quite match it again sets the tone in the absence of the legendary split infinitive opening.

I have got so used to the remastered effects that the sight of the original visual effects is now a tad jarring, but hey...it's authentic.

Great work as always and recommended as a piece of alternate history of TREK.

SCOTTY, ENERGIZE!
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