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Trials and Tribble-ations
Stardate 4523.7
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 104 (5.6)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Avery Brooks   IMDB   Captain Benjamin Sisko
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lt. Commander Worf
Rene Auberjonois   IMDB   Odo
Terry Farrell   IMDB   Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton   IMDB   Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney   IMDB   Miles Edward O'Brien
Armin Shimerman   IMDB   Quark
Siddig El Fadil   IMDB   Lieutenant Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor   IMDB   Major Kira Nerys
Guest Cast:
Jack Blessing   IMDB   Dulmur
James W. Jansen   IMDB   Lucsly
Charlie Brill   IMDB   Arne Darvin
Leslie Ackerman   IMDB   Waitress
Charles S. Chun   IMDB   Engineer
Deirdre L. Imershein   IMDB   Lieutenant Watley
William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig   IMDB   Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Stanley Adams   IMDB   Cyrano Jones
Paul Baxley   IMDB   Ensign Freeman
Whit Bissell   IMDB   Mr. Lurry
Michael Pataki   IMDB   Korax
Guy Raymond   IMDB   Bartender
David L. Ross   IMDB   Guard
William Schallert   IMDB   Nilz Baris
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Jonathan West   IMDB
Teleplay:
Ronald D. Moore   IMDB
René Echévarria   IMDB
Story:
Ira Steven Behr   IMDB
Hans Beimler   IMDB
Robert Hewitt Wolfe   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 5.3
Star Trek: The Original Series #42: The Trouble With Tribbles
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #104: Trials and Tribble-ations

Deep Space Nine crewmembers travel back in time - and integrate with Kirk's Enterprise crew.
Synopsis
The Defiant is returning from Cardassian space with the Bajoran Orb of Time. A Klingon named Arne Darvin, surgically altered to look human, has come aboard as a passenger. He uses the Orb to send the Defiant more than one hundred years into the past - near the original U.S.S. Enterprise as it orbited Deep Space Station K-7. Records reveal Darvin was a spy then, and that he was caught having poisoned a shipment of grain on the station. Darvin is out to change history, possibly by killing Captain James T. Kirk, who originally exposed him as the spy.

While Sisko, Dax, Bashir, and O'Brien dress in period uniforms and search the Enterprise for Darvin, Odo and Worf, disguised as civilians, do the same on the station. Soon they are interacting - albeit as little as possible - with Starfleet legends from a century ago. Odo, at the station's bar, watches as Lt. Uhura has her first encounter with a furry, cooing, adorable little creature known as a Tribble.The Enterprise goes to red alert - a Klingon ship is approaching the station! But they only want shore leave. Later, in the K-7 bar, Bashir and O'Brien join Worf and Odo, and are swept into a brawl between the Klingons and Enterprise crew members, including Mr. Scott and Ensign Chekov. Odo and Worf spot Darvin during the fight, just as Bashir and O'Brien are taken by Enterprise security personnel.

Bashir and O'Brien are questioned by Captain Kirk himself, then soon notice that the Enterprise is littered with Tribbles. Meanwhile, Worf and Odo materialize on board the Defiant with Darvin. He reveals that he planted a bomb in one of the Tribbles, set to kill Kirk within the hour. Sisko and Dax go to the Enterprise Bridge and scan the starship, but find no explosive. That leaves a manual scan aboard K-7, but there are over a million Tribbles involved. Realizing the bomb is in the storage compartments, Sisko and Dax enter the bin where the poisoned grain is stored, and see that the Tribbles have eaten it all and died. They scan the compartment - while Kirk opens the outside door and is hit by a stream of falling Tribbles. Luckily, Sisko finds the explosive Tribble before it finds Kirk and has the Defiant beam it into space, where it detonates harmlessly. The timeline continues uninterrupted, allowing Kirk to expose Darvin as before.
Reviews

By yboywonder on 05 Dec 2008 19:21:35
I thought TOS tribbles episode was a classic. I think this DS9 episode is a classic in the way it was integrated with TOS episode so seamlessly. I loved the way the crew blended in with the old cast members. The thing that bothered me the most about this episode was how the DS9 crew 'swooned' over Kirk like star struck movie fans instead of Star Fleet officers.

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