Star Trek: The Animated Series

More Tribbles, More Troubles

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/6/73
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  • Episode Description
  • Cyrano Jones returns, along with new tribbles that can't multiply.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leonard Nimoy

    Mr. Spock

  • DeForest Kelley

    Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

  • George Takei

    Lt. Hikaru Sulu

  • William Shatner

    Capt. James Tiberius Kirk

  • James Doohan

    Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott / Lt. Arex

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Kirk and company encounter Cyrano Jones, who has more tribbles and is being pursued by the Klingons.

    By Celedorian, Jan 29, 2011

  • In the sequel to "The Trouble with Tribbles", the crew of the Enterprise find a ship being chased by the Klingons. They beam the hunted person aboard to discover that it is Cyrano Jones.

    By GameraTrekkie, Nov 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Koloth: (on the viewscreen) It won't work, Captain Kirk. (cuts out) Kirk: It will work. Or he'd still be gloating.

    • Spock: But apparently, it also immobilizes the attacking ship's abilities at the same time. Scotty: Aye, and if that's true, then it's a weapon that leaves them as helpless as it does us. Spock: I believe I just said that, Mr. Scott.

    • Kirk: Sherman's Planet needs that grain desperately. Scotty: Aye, sir, but we've got tribbles on the ship, quintotriticale in the corridors, Klingons in the quadrant. It can ruin your whole day, sir.

    • Kirk: Well, Mr. Spock, do you have any ideas? Spock: We could always throw tribbles at them. Kirk: I thought Vulcans didn't have a sense of humor. Spock: We don't, Captain.

    • Spock: Aren't you going to sit down, sir? Kirk: (studying the giant tribble in his chair) I think... I'll stand.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was also released as a bonus feature the DVD Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 2 Remastered along The Original Series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" and the Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" (all of which are located on Disc 5).

    • Majel Barrett is credited but doesn't lend her voice talents to the episode.

    • David Gerrold converted this episode from a script he wrote for a third-season Original Trek episode that he never got a chance to produce.

    • David Gerrold penned the original "The Trouble With Tribbles," as well as "The Cloudminders." He is also credited with "I, Mudd" and will do the later animated episode "Bem."

    • Many references to the preceding episode, "The Trouble With Tribbles": quinto-triticale, station K-7, Koloth, Korax, and Cyrano, Scotty's last line (see Quotes), and Kirk dealing with a tribble on his command chair and being buried in tribbles.

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    Trivia (7)

    • The tribbles in this episode are pink. (The goof resulted from the fact that director Hal Sutherland is color blind and was unaware of the color change).

    • Late in the episode Koloth explains that they need to recover the glommer to avoid an ecological disaster. But this doesn't match with his earlier actions, where he deliberately and repeatedly tries to destroy Jones' scout ship. If it wasn't for Kirk, Koloth would have destroyed the very thing he was told to retrieve.

    • Both grain ships have the same registration number, NCC 61465. Registration numbers are supposedly unique; each grain ship should have its own.

    • Just after Kirk in covered in a pile of tribbles, Scotty hands him another one. Between the shot of Scotty's face and the shot of his arm with Kirk, his rank changes from Commander (2 full braids) to Lt. Commander (1 full and 1 dashed braid).

    • When McCoy brings a tribble to the bridge, his rank insignia shows one full and one dashed braid for Lt. Commander. However in all other shots he has two full braids for Commander.

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