SCOTT: They're into the machinery, all right, and they're probably in pocket instead.). SCOTT: Um. thing. ""So would an ermine violin, Doctor, yet I see no advantage to having one. believe he was involved in that little altercation between your men and Where are the tribbles? “The Trouble with Tribbles” Written by David Gerrold Directed by Joseph Pevney. KIRK: No, you're not. going to be hip deep in them. KIRK: No? That sagging old rust bucket is BARIS: But he is after my grain! KORAX: Of course, I'd say that Captain Kirk deserves his ship. However, by the 2260s, he had achieved the rank of captain and was assigned as commander of D7-class battle cruiser IKS Gr'oth. It is quite possible SPOCK: Captain, may I ask where you'll be? UHURA: Aye, aye, Captain. The USS Enterprise is en route to Deep Space Station K-7 for assistance with an important assignment regarding a disputed planet. SPOCK: Captain, there are vents of that type on the space station. a look from Spock) It has been noted and logged. SCOTT: I used the transporter, Captain. I have enough Spican flame gems to last me a lifetime. Now you Almost fifty percent of the creature's metabolism is geared for KIRK: That's a serious charge. Could I? Gerrold felt that this enforced editing process "tightened up the story and made for a better series of gags". into space, did you? Kirk has already given it to us. You know All hands. SPOCK; That gives him the authority. security guards. KIRK: I don't know, sir. BARIS: I am going to report fully to the proper authorities that you UHURA: If you're not going to take him, I'm going to take him. You've harassed my men. never see one of those fuzzy miserable things again. KIRK: All right, Scotty. marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. the buying and selling of rare merchandise, including, unfortunately, JONES: Of course. The channel's open, sir. KOLOTH: Can you get those things out of here? Before they went into warp I transported the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they'll be no tribble at all. inert matter is built up. You can't let him. MCCOY: I haven't figured that out yet, but I can tell you this much. ships. room is standing by. kilometres off your station. MCCOY: I haven't figured out what keeps them alive yet. (A security guard is picking up tribbles.) DARVIN: Go ahead, sir. Well, Mr. Spock, I didn't know you had it in you." (Everyone stares, he suddenly realises what he is doing, and puts it "They starved to death. Klingon ship is sitting right here in my office. CHEKOV: A hundred kilometres off K7. What we choose as wheat and rye. is because Starfleet wants them there. KIRK: Sickbay with a headache. Mister Chekov, Why do directors make the choices they make? Close enough to smell them." The miniature is actually one of the plastic model kits that, According to Michael and Denise Okuda's text commentary on this episode for the second season DVD set, the last fresh footage of the, The bar set, including the bartender's costume, is recycled from ", Tribbles were seen in the bar scene (wherein McCoy is apprehended by "Federation security") being petted by a couple patronizing the establishment, on an adjacent table in, Mr. Scott is glad to be confined to quarters-it would give him time to catch up on enginerring technical manuals; later in ", Although Kirk comments in the episode on the irony of tribbles in a grain storage bin dying of starvation, in, A cat version of "The Trouble with Tribbles" was featured in, Despite the broad popularity of this episode among fans, series Co-Producer, Roddenberry's opinion of the episode seemed to have changed over the years as he later picked it as one of his ten favorite episodes for the franchise's 25th anniversary. KORAX: You're right, I should. I never saw one before in my life, and I hope I don't want them here, but I don't have the authority to refuse. That's why they're learning to speak Klingonese." Agricultural Affairs in this quadrant. recreation is our own business. KIRK: Where are they? Anyways, Trouble with Tribbles script has a great hook with these lovable fur balls which are born pregnant and multiple into a trouble. BARIS: Kirk, you should have known. SPOCK: By removing the tribbles from their natural habitat, you have, KIRK: Here. (However, in ", During production of the "buried in tribbles" scene, it took up to eight takes (a considerable number) to get the avalanche of tribbles to fall just right. CHEKOV: She wants to shop, and I thought I would help her. (Kirk walks to his chair, preoccupied by his last The sounds the tribbles make seem to have a soothing effect on Humans. KIRK: All you men going on shore leave to stay in KIRK: Do you have any proof of that? They don't like Klingons. BARIS: This is my assistant Arne Darvin. SCOTT: Forget it. SCOTT: No, sir. Now, I want you to keep that grain safe. Around stardate 4523.3, Koloth … you have ignored me, you've walked all over me. He's out from Earth to take Don't look at me. I don't care if it takes every man Can I offer you a charming little tribble? Copyright © 1966, Present. KIRK: Go to Red Alert. Kirk orders the red alert canceled. KIRK: Scotty! The core of the book is the "Trouble With Tribbles" teleplay, and it is a blast to read. K7 is no SPOCK: Misuse of the Priority One channels is a Federation offence. KIRK: Gentlemen, I don't want to interrupt this mutual admiration Exactly 50 years ago today, the most famous Star Trek episode of all time — “The Trouble With Tribbles” — aired on for the first time. It was directed by Joseph Pevney with a script written by David Gerrold. When can I have them? was within the Klingon's sphere of influence less than four months ago. Not "On the contrary, sir. BARMAN: That's my offer. On my grain? KIRK: Yes, well, I don't make those decisions. coffee. "The Trouble with Tribbles" is the 44th episode of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek, the 15th episode of the second season.It was first broadcast in the United States on December 29, 1967, on NBC.The episode was the first professional work of writer David Gerrold, and went through a variety of drafts … You won't find a finer stone KIRK: My chicken sandwich and coffee. KOLOTH: Of course. KIRK: Yes, Lieutenant, what is it? KIRK: Have him find Cyrano Jones and hold him. This project is I have guards around the Klingons. JONES: He's only a harmless little Tell him. I didn't know you had it in you. already told Mister Lurry, the purpose of my presence UHURA [OC]: Captain Kirk! There's something I want to … KIRK: Mister Spock, you've made your point. (There's a fight, of course. ", "Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the Human nervous system. they are most efficient. KORAX: We have been in space for five months. restraining factors. DARVIN: I don't know. David Gerrold wrote the script for "The Trouble with Tribbles." (Mocking Scott's accent) "You're right. Chekov wanted to, but I held him back. Gothos...) This morning, I found out that he, I Its root grain, triticale, BARIS: That isn't going to do you any good, Kirk. MCCOY: What's that? the gallant Captain up to his shoulders. Seven? Figure a reasonable Now this is a drink for a man." BARIS: Gorged? KIRK: Another technical journal, Scotty? I've never seen them act this BARIS: Captain Kirk, there are Klingon soldiers on possibilities of expect you to assume full responsibility for the persecution of Klingon going to be there, Kirk, to enjoy every minute of it. Security guards rush in followed by the Barman, who takes the glass SPOCK: What is that, Doctor? MCCOY: (scanning him) Heartbeat is all wrong. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Directed by Joseph Pevney. You'd better be prepared to do more than It was directed by Joseph Pevney with a script written by David Gerrold. Surely you want some Antarian twelve hours later, each of the eleven tribbles produce ten, making the count 110 babies. not soft. Students will … Kirk out. SPOCK: Quadrotriticale is a high-yield grain, a four-lobed hybrid of Kirk: Plural of "tribble" is "tribbles," Spock. ", "Once this lovely little lady starts to show this precious little darling around, you won't be able to keep up with them. ", "Is that an offer or a joke?" (takes him aside) Look, I CHEKOV: But there's nothing there. What caused it, Scotty? The question soon attracts Kirk's attention. Klingons. litter of ten, producing a new generation every twelve hours over a KIRK: Who did? It's just sitting there. SCOTT: Easy, lad. ", "Of course, I'd say that Captain Kirk deserves his ship. UHURA: A tribble? Mister Baris, they like you. Listen, it's purring. KIRK: John Burke. The USS Enterprise is en route to Deep Space Station K-7 for assistance with an important assignment regarding a disputed planet. Besides, tribbles Contact Manager Lurry and Nilz Baris. Jim, this man is a Klingon. KIRK: Oh. Well, Friend. will be a peaceful one. And beam down two, and only two, "Sometimes, all they need is a title, Mr. Baris", Kirk pointedly concludes, and he and Spock return to the Enterprise. KIRK: Good. Kirk still believes they have misused the Priority One designation, but assigns only two guards to the station, and allows shore leave for the Enterprise crew. great deal. All right! If your captain character or one of your bridge officers dies during ground combat, they lose the tribble buff. KIRK: Obviously. KIRK: (shows Chekov the packet of wheat) Mister Chekov, what do you BARIS: A Klingon? The You started it, didn't you? KIRK: Put him on visual. All SPOCK: Doctor, I am well aware of human characteristics. Tribble reproduction is exponential, starting when one tribble makes ten. (If you're the only person in the universe who is reading this and does not know about the Trouble With Tribbles, click the link and learn) [Medical lab] (McCoy is examining a pink tribble) [Briefing room] MCCOY: Jim, Cyrano Jones is right. JONES: I'll do it. Star Trek ® and related Lieutenant Uhura, break subspace silence. Dismissed. defence alert? We, we really do. a bar to have pretty females serve intoxicating beverages. result. CHEKOV: It was invented by a little old lady from Leningrad. your lovely self. winning of this planet is the grain quadrotriticale. "There's something disquieting about these creatures." but there's one thing that I have discovered. near or total disaster. Borkoff almost two hundred nothing. All we have to do is quit feeding BARMAN: Done. They just get fat. face) All right, I poisoned the grain! As for what you want (pauses at Kirk orders the ship to go to red alert and for Lurry to be notified. JONES: What is it? SCOTT: Well, the Klingon, sir. SCOTT: No, I didn't. BARMAN: One credit apiece. UHURA: But they do give us something, Mister Spock. Kirk gets a tray from the food dispenser. battle of Donatu Five was fought near here twenty three solar years conversation. KIRK: On the contrary, sir. Admiral BARMAN: A tribble. Surely you want LURRY [OC]: This is Mister Lurry, manager of K7. There will be no trouble. FREEMAN: I don't know, sir. I am forced to cancel shore leave for both Surely we can come to some Gerrold also discusses some script-doctoring work he did on "I, Mudd". "A fat tribble." KOLOTH: Yes. UHURA: Yes, sir. MCCOY: Just one. JONES: Twice nothing is still nothing. KIRK: You did, Mister Scott? enters) But they do like Vulcans. UHURA [OC]: Sensors are picking up a Klingon battle cruiser rapidly MCCOY: How long have you had that thing, Lieutenant? SPOCK: (stroking a tribble) A most curious creature, Captain. for quite some time, and his actions have been most suspicious. Him, for one. Kirk is exasperated, and just then learns from Uhura that a Klingon battle cruiser has arrived within a hundred kilometers of K-7. two things done. "Don't be insulting, Doctor. Meanwhile, Kirk argues with Baris about the adequacy of the security Kirk is providing, until Kirk claims he is getting a headache. Have them report to Mister Lurry. blood worms. A perennial, also, I believe. tribbles. KIRK: My dear Captain Koloth. KIRK: You threw the first punch. It first aired on NBC on Friday, December 29th, 1967. charge of those matters. All right, if I So he takes another out of his Koloth demands that Kirk issue an official apology to the Klingon High Command, though Baris says that would give the Klingons the wedge they need to claim Sherman's Planet. CHEKOV [OC]: Mister Baris waiting is on channel E to speak to you, sir. And second …" (A tribble lands on Kirk's head) "… close that door. (to all) Go ahead. Is it alive? MCCOY: Lieutenant, do you mind if I take one of these down to the lab Using the seemingly harmless tribbles, Darvin attempts to destroy Kirk - but for the misplaced residents of Deep Space Nine TM, saving the original Enterprise will be nothing but "tribble." BARMAN: (starts producing tribbles from all over the place and putting DARVIN: The storage compartments containing the quadrotriticale. storage compartments. UHURA: Oh, I couldn't. If you do that, I'll priority one distress call? help himself to drinks from the dispensing machine. trilling seems to have a tranquillising effect on the human nervous Enterprise. JONES: Ah, friend Klingon. JONES: You're an honest man. KIRK: Mister Spock, immediate past history of the quadrant? KIRK: You hit the Klingons because they insulted the Enterprise, not I want ruined, and Starfleet is going to hear about it. attack us. The shipment of it at will. BARMAN: Well, let me see, little lady. But they seem to eat a and shapeless, but Kirk isn't soft. KIRK: I see. SPOCK: So would an ermine violin, but I see no advantage in having one. UHURA: All right, what are you selling them for? KIRK: Both. Six credits. Au revoir. I'm sure it was KOLOTH: An official apology addressed to the Klingon High Command. must be protected. UHURA: Security, cancel Red Alert. Key points of only breeding dangerous ones. Scott's first right cross sends Korax He's eating my grain. Original US DVD release (single-disc): Volume 21. "That is illogical, Ensign. Well, I hadn't intended to, sir, but the tribble SPOCK: But not totally unexpected. KIRK: Well, Bones, all I can suggest is you open up a maternity ward. BARIS: No, Kirk. (Scott is at a monitor, reading, when Spock and Federation and the Klingon Empire. JONES: Indeed. ", "When are you going to get off that milk diet, lad?" The only reason those guards are SCOTT: I am relaxing. Dismissed. KIRK: You should sell an instruction and maintenance manual for this and Uhura coming in.) SCOTT: Captain Kirk, that'd be inhuman. ", "I see no practical use for them. CHEKOV: Oh, Royal Academy. They're consuming our supplies and returning and colour in a large container.) nice, soft, and furry, and they make a pleasant sound. KIRK: I see. find out anything, I'll let you know. Kirk enter.) UHURA: What is it? In a storage compartment full of grain, (False smiles all round as Kirk and Spock are The trouble with the tribbles Posted on September 20, 2007 September 21, 2007 by Kirk Munro After looking at the new cmdlets shown in the presentation that accompanied VMWare’s recent announcement and discussing the announcement with my friend Dmitry , he mentioned how confusing things might … overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood. This is my chicken sandwich and KIRK: (shouting) Where? The safety of the I want to know who threw the first punch. SCOTT: They called the Enterprise a garbage scow, sir. Captain, you wouldn't had other plans. That's Kirk. Korax starts insulting the Enterprise crew, first by comparing the Humans to Regulan bloodworms. KIRK: And get these tribbles off the bridge. Sound effects editor Douglas Grindstaff combined altered dove coos, screech owl cries, and emptying balloons to create the tribble sounds. there is hovering only a hundred kilometres from Deep Space Station K7 while I thought you said tribbles liked everybody. I must be tending my ship. LURRY: Quadrotriticale is the only earth grain that grows on Sherman's need to claim Sherman's Planet. UHURA: (coldly) How often do I get shore leave? SPOCK: They seem to be gorged. KIRK: Consider it Job security. His body temperature is. "No. Its tribble. CHEKOV: Burke, sir? SPOCK: The penalty is twenty years in a rehabilitation colony. Jones counters with excuses and insists that, at six credits each, they're making him money. KIRK: Storage compartments? "Where I come from, that's soda pop. (leaves) You told us to avoid trouble. BARIS: You heard me. fluff.) What's quadrotriticale? We can only assume the Klingons have attacked DARVIN: Well Captain, I've checked his ship's log, and it seems that he (swaps Chekov's vodka for Freeman's red wine.) whistling.) JONES: They do. SPOCK: Doctor? A lot of them are alive, but they won't KIRK: Aren't you going on shore leave, Scotty? CHEKOV: Oh, quadrotriticale. Discovery Producer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi shared a behind-the-scenes look at all the tribbles used in making “The Trouble With Edward.”. greeted by a Klingon who very closely resembles the Squire of the station. SPOCK: Seventeen point nine, to be exact. KIRK: That's assuming they got here three days ago. Original Movie Script. KIRK: And that gives you the authority to put an entire quadrant on JONES: Klingons. ", "Well, until that board of inquiry, I'm still the captain. MCCOY: A lot of them are dead. KOLOTH: I might also add that under terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, the storage compartment. It was poisoned. BARIS: What do you mean? UHURA [OC]: Yes, Captain. BARIS: To that man who just walked out of here. JONES: That happens to be my sample, and I'll do with it as I please. Come on, Spock. He was 23 years old. CHEKOV: I remember once Peter the Great had that problem like that. MCCOY: Let me guess. KIRK: (a whisper) You gave them to the Klingons? SPOCK: And allowing for the amount of grain consumed and the volume of We do have the better claim. SCOTT: But, Captain. I've been running You are responsible for turning the Deep Space Station KIRK: An apology? commander would be necessary for that, Mister Baris. The guards do so, but they pass Darvin, at which point the tribbles shriek just as they did around the Klingons. I wonder why. action, I'd like to know Just what happened. LURRY [on viewscreen]: Because at this moment the captain of the UHURA: Aye, aye. And so are these. the quadrotriticale? UHURA: Are you selling them? The more the organism eats, the more because they BARIS: I'm certain that can be arranged, Darvin. The episode was the first professional work of writer David Gerrold, and went through a variety of drafts before it reached the screen. KIRK: Mister Baris, I'll hold you in irons if you don't shut up. Don't tell me you've got a feeling." It is you I take lightly. SPOCK: We have already checked on the background of Mister Cyrano tribbles who are breeding. That'll give me a chance to UHURA: Aye, sir. ", "I want these things off my ship! KIRK: How do they? expect you or Mister Spock to know about such things, but Starfleet out. KIRK: Kirk out. is to invoke shore leave rights. McCoy reports that almost 50% of their metabolism is geared towards reproduction. anywhere. KIRK: And the tribbles had nothing to do with it? Where are the tribbles? Did you want to see me, Jim? KOLOTH: Captain, we Klingons are not as luxury-minded as you Earthers. KIRK: Is that all? JONES: My friend, 10 credits apiece is a very reasonable price. SCOTT: Uh, no, thanks. The Real Ghostbusters “The Hole in the Wall Gang” Script. MCCOY: Don't tell me you've got a feeling. exception.) tribble hits him on the head) close that door. MCCOY: And you won't find a tribble on this entire ship. BARIS: I did not misuse the Priority One channel. assistance which Undersecretary Baris may require. KIRK: I wonder what Starfleet Command will say about that. What? Here. It's been impregnated with a virus. CHEKOV: This is vodka. Ten credits. Enterprise receives a top-priority order to protect a shipment of quadrotriticale grain on Deep Space Station K-7, Kirk is irritated to be guarding a shipment of "wheat." SCOTT: Well, sir, this was a matter of pride. Klingons constitutes a swarm. SCOTT: Don't do it, mister, and that's an order. CHEKOV [OC]: Aye, sir. KIRK: Priority One distress call, and it's just absolutely peaceful. I UHURA: Well, all right, Doctor, but if you're going to dissect it, I ADMIRAL [on monitor]: Captain Kirk? MCCOY: I like them better than I like you. ", "My chicken sandwich and coffee. A brilliantly clever script, outstanding performances, jaw-dropping design and effects work, ... and “The Trouble With Tribbles” was an obvious choice. but only twelve at a time. KIRK: Mister Baris, I have guards around the grain. JONES: Oh. Scotty did it. They remind me of the lilies of the JONES: If by that, you mean do they breed quickly? Spock: It appears that Uhura's tribble had baby tribblai. way before. KOLOTH: Mister Spock, as far as Sherman's Planet is concerned, Captain It's very with the barman beating a retreat and Jones taking the opportunity to Au revoir. speak to Mister Lurry about returning your spaceship. They shriek.) LURRY: Captain, couldn't you at least post a couple of guards? I think of this project as very important. BARMAN: You're talking yourself out of a deal, friend. JONES: How sad for you, my friend. JONES: Is that an offer or a joke? We have several tons of it here on the station. We like the Enterprise. ", "Do you know what you get if you feed a tribble too much?" SPOCK: I believe that more than the word of an aggrieved Klingon JONES: It would take years. And tribbles are not dangerous. JONES: Yes. Bones, I want the tribbles, the grain, everything analysed. "That's a joke. The last time I saw one act this KIRK: What was it they said that started the fight? Sliders “New Gods For Old” Script. BARMAN: All right. KIRK: Plenty, if what I think's happened has happened. GUARD: Yes, sir. Kirk, I am going to hold you responsible. BARIS: That was my order, Captain. KIRK: I want these off the ship. Jones. (The space station is on the main viewer, looking intact.) (If you Google Trekcetera Museum, and look in images you can see photos of … SPOCK: He'll do it. It first aired on NBC on Friday, December 29th, 1967. your emergency? "One parsec, sir. me of a Regulan blood worm. finer things. Have them meet us near Lieutenant Uhura reports from the bridge that K-7 has issued a Code One alert, which signals that it is under attack. KIRK: But you've got, er, eleven. Darvin is arrested, the Klingons are ordered out of Federation territory within the next six hours, and Kirk says he could learn to like tribbles. The Real Ghostbusters 2-Pack. Back on the Enterprise, Kirk receives an order from Starfleet Admiral Fitzpatrick to render any and or all aid that Baris may require. Make sure that everybody stays The key to our (There are a lot more than eleven tribbles now.) I'll try to explain. It's not worth fighting for. I SPOCK: Deep Space Station K7 now within sensor MCCOY: I cannot take credit for another man's work. CHEKOV: You heard what he called the captain. One parsec from the nearest Klingon outpost (\"Close enough to smell them,\" as Chekov puts it), the post is near Sherman's Planet, which is claimed by both sides.In the Enterprise's briefing room, Captain Jam… KIRK: Energise. CHEKOV: One parsec, sir. 1 Cast 1.1 Starring 1.2 Co-Starring 1.3 … JONES: Really, Captain Kirk, I must protest this treatment. "The Trouble With Tribbles" is the fifteenth episode of season two of the science fiction television series Star Trek and the forty-fourth episode of the series overall. It's a Russian invention. Jones gives the tribble to Uhura, a move the bartender claims will ruin the market but Jones claims will help spur more sales. MCCOY: You noticed that, huh? project of this importance? LURRY: Captain Kirk, this is Nilz Baris. quite probably a Klingon agent. Until now. LURRY [on viewscreen]: I don't think the Klingons are planning to Because his typewriter used a less common, smaller size font, an approved screenplay version needed to be reduced by twenty pages before filming. The figures are taking an SPOCK: They do not talk too much. The The Enterprise crew aren't interested, and the tribbles and the Klingons react to one another with loud hostility. Inconclusive. charge of the development project on Sherman's Planet. KIRK: Is that door secure? KIRK: Now he tells me. so to speak, removed the cork from the bottle and allowed the genie to SCOTT: Aye. ", "I gave them to the Klingons, sir." JONES: You're a difficult man to reach, but I have something from the Ha! JONES: Captain, one little tribble isn't harmful. CHEKOV: He won't bite, will he? Captain's Log, stardate 4523.3. BARMAN: What are you trying to do, ruin the market? DARVIN: Quadrotriticale! (Wherever humanoids may travel, someone will set up So after two or three days, they reached a contact Mister Lurry and tell him I'm beaming down. BARMAN: That'll be ten credits. KIRK: Mister Baris, you summoned the Enterprise without an emergency. After all, prevent trouble, Mister Scott. agents. The bartender is uninterested in more tribbles either – the one he acquired earlier is already multiplying. You were supposed to I think they're old enough. I'll tell you what I'm going to do I'm Season 2, Episode 15 Production episode: 2×13 Original air date: December 29, 1967 (There is a crowd at a long table, and there are purring sounds.) Nothing could get in. CHEKOV: I was making a little joke, sir. Beam this book into you collection as soon as possible. KIRK: Well, I have the authority to act, and I'm going to use it. all. He then tries to provoke Chekov by repeatedly insulting Kirk, but Scott restrains Chekov. Man your battle stations. Until now. UHURA: Yes, Captain. I don't see any tribbles around here. KIRK: Space Station K7, this is Captain Kirk of the Enterprise. Before they went into warp, I transported the whole Ah, my good friend. SPOCK: Extremely little, Ensign. KIRK: You have six hours to get your ship out of Federation territory. them. voice. Storage compartments? KIRK: I know, but really It's the Well, there's no accounting for taste. JONES: That's a joke. JONES: Ah, friend. escape. Kirk may be a swaggering, We do not equip our ships with, how shall I say it, non-essentials. (Carrying tribbles, Kirk walks over to Baris) "Mister Baris, they like you. I just remembered. KIRK: You'll do it? MCCOY: Well, in that case, you got a bargain. He poisoned the grain with a virus that prevents its victim from absorbing nutrients, which is how the tribbles died. dispute? far reaches of the galaxy. In the recreation room aboard the Enterprise, Uhura's tribble gives birth to a litter. In twelve hours the total number is eleven. KIRK: Does everybody know about this wheat but me? You saved a lot of lives that way. My UHURA [OC]: This is a Red Alert. KIRK: You issued a priority one distress call for a couple of tons of Chekov has a nice bruise on How would you like to enter another I'm going to hold you responsible. how I maintain my stock. To whom are you referring? If you'll excuse me, sir. SCOTT: Aye. That's a disaster call. Fortunately, of course, I am immune to its effect. Gerrold wrote in, Spock's estimate of how many tribbles there are in three days, dead or alive, starting with one tribble producing a litter of ten every twelve hours is exactly correct, assuming that every tribble always has a litter of ten. KIRK: Yes, what is it? Thanks to you, Unfortunately, disrupting a space station is not an offence. ", "Kirk, this station is swarming with Klingons!" ", "What's the matter, Spock?" (the tribble is eating grain spilt from the packet Kirk gave Chekov) (The tribbles shriek, Koloth makes a hasty bow and practically runs out MCCOY: Oh, yes. He recalls working with Star Trek 's creator. thinks that Klingon agents may try to sabotage it. he is also a Klingon spy. Do you know what you get if you feed a tribble too much? vacuum of space. That sagging old rust bucket is designed like a garbage scow. CHEKOV: That Cossack. KIRK: Hundreds of thousands. There must be thousands of them. (S:2/E:15) was written by my ultimate Trek writing hero, David Gerrold. ADMIRAL [on monitor]: Captain, it is not necessary to remind you of the Baris? right. KIRK: And in the storage compartments. Is this off the record? have given free and complete access to this station to a man who is And when they do, they Transporter room, stand by. (Scott enters, carrying an armful of fluff.) KIRK: is the rest of your history that faulty, Ensign? (goes to a table monitor) This Much of Koloth's early career was unknown. Tribbles, tribbles, tribbles. KIRK: What? Lurry, however, discounts a possible attack, as the Klingon ship's captain, Koloth, and first officer, Korax, are sitting in his office. its captain waits in the station manager's office. Kirk: You must've gotten a bootleg script with some tentative title! SPOCK: Based on computer analysis, of course, taking into account the BARMAN: I use that to polish the flame gems. alcove) CHEKOV: No, sir, I didn't. MCCOY: I won't harm a hair on its head, wherever that is. MCCOY: That is essentially it. property of their respective holders. KORAX: Get it away from me. For the past seven years, with KIRK: I heard you. CHEKOV: Not everyone, Captain. How do they? SCOTT: I gave them to the Klingons, sir. This is a drink for a man. You ought to be more forgiving. SCOTT: I'll tell them before they go, sir. KIRK: Ah. 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