Having received a Priority One distress call from an outlying space station, the Enterprise arrives to find they have been summoned there by a Federation commissioner merely to protect a shipment of seeds meant to sow wheat on Sherman's planet. The planet is also coveted by the Klingons, who are taking shore leave at the station. The trouble arises with tribbles - small furry creatures that seem to multiply without end. However, their fortuitous presence reveals both a problem with the wheat and a traitor on the space station. Written by
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The barroom brawl should never have been able to happen. When Kirk grants Koloth permission to bring his crew on board the space station for shore leave he tells him that he will have one security guard for every Klingon on the station and that "there will be no trouble". But when the barroom scene takes place the only Starfleet crew members present are ones who are on shore leave themselves. There are no uniformed security team members anywhere in the room even though there are several Klingons present. If security had been present in the one-for-one ratio that Kirk ordered, there would have been no opportunity for the fight to break out. See more
Lieutenant, do you mind if I take one of these down to the lab to see what makes it tick?
Well, all right, Doctor, but if you're gonna dissect it, I don't want to know about it.
I won't harm a hair on its head... wherever that is.