A new trailer has dropped for the fourth Star Trek: Short Treks episode titled The Escape Artist, starring Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd.
When it comes to memorable characters in the various incarnation of Star Trek over its 50 year history, few have had the staying power of all around con-man and rogue Harry Mudd.
First introduced in The Original Series episode “Mudd’s Women” the character instantly became a fan favorite. Played by Roger C. Carmel, Mudd was one part womanizer, one part swindler and all around scoundrel. And much like another famous science-fiction scoundrel, fans adored him.
Mudd proved so popular that he was brought back for another run in with James Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise in “I, Mudd” during the second season. Unfortunately that would be the last time fans would see Harry Mudd for decades and let me tell you, the Star Trek Universe was a sadder place for it.
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Luckily for all of us, the producers of Star Trek: Discovery decided to bring Harry Mudd back in a big way during the inaugural season of the CBS All Access show.
Played by Rainn Wilson (The Office), this time Mudd would be a decade younger than when he first tangled with Kirk and Spock and would have a harder edge. He appeared in two episodes of the first season of Discovery and once again won fans over.
It was later revealed that Wilson would continue to play the character beyond those two initial appearances, delighting Star Trek Nation. Now CBS All Access has released a trailer for “The Escape Artist” the fourth and final Star Trek: Short Treks episode that is all about Harry Mudd.
The episode again stars Wilson who also stepped behind the camera to serve as director. It is based on a script by Mike McMahan who is also working on the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
With the release of the final Short Treks episode hype continues to build for the debut of the second year of Star Trek: Discovery. Hopes are running high that the new season will not disappoint and will continue to grow the Trek fanbase.
Star Trek: Short Treks – The Escape Artist arrives on CBS All Access on Thursday, January 3 at 9 PM. Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 makes its debut on January 17.