Rainn Wilson Cast as Harry Mudd
In what is certain to surprise many a Star Trek fan, CBS has announced that Rainn Wilson has been cast to play Harry Mudd (aka Harcourt Fenton Mudd*) in “Star Trek Discovery”.
Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series and The Animated Series will remember Harry Mudd as being a scoundrel. Mudd is a known for always trying to pull off a con wherever he can. He’s one of those characters that you just have to hate – or love to hate.
Harry Lives On
While he only appeared in a total of three episodes, Harry Mudd has lived on in large part thanks to the many Star Trek novels.
StarTrek.com has a great profile writeup about him which can be found here.
* Here’s some more aliases Mudd goes by: H.F. Mudd, Harcourt Fenton, Leo Francis Walsh, Blackbeard Teach, Socrates, Grand Qaal of Eulus, Emperor Mudd the First, Harry Patton