Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 5

More Tribbles, More Troubles

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 06, 1973 on NBC

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  • Kirk and company encounter Cyrano Jones, who has more tribbles and is being pursued by the Klingons.

    With the success of the original tribbles episode, "The Trouble With Tribbles", it's no surprise that the animated series would produce a sequel. Actually, this episode was proposed for the final season of the original show, but that season had a new producer who didn't wish to pursue comedic scripts. (So don't you go laughing at the space hippies episode. That's supposed to be serious drama, young man! Or lady.) The original series' loss is the animated series' gain. Written by David Gerrold, who wrote the original, and featuring Stanley Adams, who reprises Cyrano Jones, the animated tribbles episode is faithful to its live action prequel and nearly as exciting and interesting. It's just too bad William Campbell wasn't asked to reprise the Klingon captain Koloth. (In a budget saving move, James "Scotty" Doohan takes over the role.)
  • 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.

    Fans of the original tribble episode of the original series will automatically really enjoy this one. In this episode, it tells what happened to charaters like Cyrano Jones after Kirk and the others left him behind in the original episode. There are some interesting things about tribbles that are shown, the fact that on how big they can actually grow was unbelievable, but not in a bad way. I overall really thought it was a pretty good episode, but not as good as the TOS "Trouble with Tribbles". A new alien known as the Tribble Predator was introduced in this episode, it is an alien that eats tribbles. That'll definitly control a population of tribbles, and that is why the Klingons want it so badly.