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.)
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