Harry Mudd To Have 'New Voyages'

By Michelle
January 2, 2007 - 10:39 PM

Veteran Star Trek screenwriter, comics writer and novelist Howard Weinstein returns the beloved Harry Mudd to the Star Trek universe in "The Sky Above, The Mudd Below", an upcoming episode of Star Trek: New Voyages.

The fan-produced series announced plans for the return of the popular pirate at its web site, where Weinstein - who sold an animated series episode, "The Pirates of Orion", at the age of 19 - said that the New Voyages team's devotion to the original series had deeply impressed him.

"Iíve had lots of interaction with the most loyal fans in the galaxy," Weinstein said, citing his experiences at conventions. "Iíve seen how Star Trek inspires creativity from fans Ė art, music, costumes, and performances. But the first time I saw the work by the New Voyages gang, I thought they set a new standard for dedication."

Weinstein will bring Harcourt Fenton Mudd back to cause more trouble for Kirk and his crew. "While Iíve enjoyed all the Trek series and movies, the original is the one I grew up with and the closest to my heart. So Iím thrilled to be have the unexpected chance to write one more TV episode about those classic characters," he explained.

The author has an upcoming Star Trek eBook in the works as well, The Blood-Dimmed Tide, one of the installments in Mere Anarchy.

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