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Old May 21 2013, 06:58 PM   #16
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It wasn't a nod to the comic, but from the comic to the movie.
Right. I'm sure the scriptwriters intended it to be a reference to Harry Mudd, but for whatever reason, the creators of Countdown to Darkness chose to interpret it very differently, including a blond Bajoran woman who was named Mudd for reasons that were never explained.
I see. I didn't look at it that way. Personally, I like what they did with "Mudd" and I like her as a character. She would have been fun to see on screen. I hope we at least see more of her in the comics.

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And I still don't get why they felt compelled to make her Bajoran. She could have been human and you'd have the exact same story.
Probably to add a bit of alienness to the character. It doesn't seem like a bit deal. Trek does this a lot.

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For all we know, she's a completely unrelated character and Mudd just happens to be a Bajoran name.
I think that's a bit of a stretch. I think we're supposed to believe that she's his daughter, or at best, that she's related to him in some way.

I didn't know that Roger C. Carmel was that young. He does look older and if Mudd's age wasn't established, I can believe that he's old enough to have a 20-something daughter.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:01 PM   #17
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And I still don't get why they felt compelled to make her Bajoran. She could have been human and you'd have the exact same story.
Probably to add a bit of alienness to the character. It doesn't seem like a bit deal. Trek does this a lot.
The problem was she behaved completely human. If it weren't for the ridged nose and the earring, I'd have assumed she was.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:17 PM   #18
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^ Bajorans have always behaved "human". Or at least I haven't seen any behavioral characteristics that I'd recognize as distinctively Bajoran.
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^ Bajorans have always behaved "human". Or at least I haven't seen any behavioral characteristics that I'd recognize as distinctively Bajoran.
In the 24th century (not so sure about the 23rd), I'd call their religious fervor, if not distinctively Bajoran, at least distinctively non-Human.
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