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The android replica of Stella Mudd was created by Harcourt Fenton Mudd in the likeness of his wife Stella Mudd.

When the android Norman allowed Mudd to take over his planet, he made this android copy of his shrewish wife so that he could verbally abuse her at will, much as the real Stella had done to him often during their marriage.

He demonstrated this to James T. Kirk, activating her and then telling her to "Shut up, Stella," a command that caused the android to power down. When Kirk removed the androids from Mudd's control, he left Mudd on the planet with five hundred uncontrollable replicas of Stella as punishment. (TOS: "I, Mudd")

Stella was played by Kay Elliot.
To play the Stella androids, Elliot wore a dress originally worn by Martha Leighton in "The Conscience of the King", albeit reworked to feature an open neck part.
Three Stellas were seen in the episode: #1, #2, and #500. In the scripted version of the scene, there was only one Stella android.
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