Having received a Priority One distress call from an outlying space station, the Enterprise arrives to find they've 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. Their fortuitous presence, however, reveals both a problem with the wheat and a traitor on the space station. Written by
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Writer David Gerrold
intended to play the crewman who is with Scott and Chekov when the barroom brawl breaks out, but the role went to stuntman Paul Baxley
instead. See more
Chekov's drink repeatedly changes hands between shots. See more
[Kirk takes a tray out of a food dispenser. Food and cup are covered with tribbles
My chicken sandwich and coffee. This is my chicken sandwich and coffee!