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EPISODE
The Trouble with Tribbles
Tribble
Attribution
Series: The Original Series
Written by: David Gerrold
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Novelization in: Star Trek 3 by James Blish
Production information
Episode no.: 2x13
Production no.: 6149-42
First aired: 29 December 1967
Chronology
Date: 2267
Stardate: 4523.3


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CharactersEdit

Nilz BarisPavel ChekovArne DarvinFitzpatrickJerry FreemanDave GallowayHadleyCyrano JonesJames T. KirkKolothKoraxRoger LemliEd LeslieLurryLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockNyota UhuraVinci

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • IKS Gr'oth (D7-class)

LocationsEdit

Sherman's PlanetDeep Space Station K-7
Referenced only 
CanadaRussiaEarth

Races and culturesEdit

HumanKlingontribbleVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Klingon High CommandStarfleet Command

Other referencesEdit

Argilian flame gemchicken sandwichcoffeecreditdistress callEartherOrganian Peace TreatyquadrotriticaleSirian glow watersystem locatortriticaleUndersecretary for AgricultureJohn BurkePeter the GreatRegulan bloodworm

AppendicesEdit

  • Kirk mistakenly guesses an over-fed tibble results in a "fat" one. In TAS episode: "More Tribbles, More Troubles", this becomes the end result.
  • The novelization in James Blish's Star Trek 2 makes a number of changes:
    • An introduction on tribbles is added
    • The briefing room scene is removed
    • Spican flame gems and Antarean glow water become Argilian flame gems and Sirian glow water
    • The brawl between the Klingons and the Enterprise crewmen is removed along with the lineup
    • Scotty's closing line "they'll be no tribble at all" is replaced with "all their tribbles will be big ones."

Related storiesEdit

TimelineEdit

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Previous episode:
I, Mudd
TOS episode produced Next episode:
Bread and Circuses
Previous episode:
Wolf in the Fold
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Gamesters of Triskelion
Previous story:
First story in book
Star Trek 3
Blish3
Next story:
The Last Gunfight
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Beneath the Skin
Pages 12-19
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Trials and Tribble-ations (Time Travel)
Previous Adventure:
The Galactic Whirlpool
Pocket Next Adventure:
Trials and Tribble-ations (Time Travel)
Previous Adventure:
The Galactic Whirlpool
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Beneath the Skin


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