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 working title for this episode was "A Fuzzy Thing Happened to Me...". See more
When Kirk and Scott discuss the fight aboard the space station, Kirk says, "What caused it, Scotty?" Right at the beginning of the next shot, we can see him clearly repeating the line, but we don't hear his voice saying it a second time. See more
[the tribbles squeal as he pours some of his drink into Cyrano Jones' glass
The Earthers like those fuzzy things. Don't they?
[accepts drink, laughs nervously
Well, frankly, I never liked Earthers. They remind me of Regulan bloodworms.
[the Klingons laugh
Easy, lad. You ought to be more forgiving.
Though... I just remembered. There is one Earth man who doesn't remind me of a Regulan bloodworm. That's Kirk. A Regulan bloodworm is soft, and shapeless. But Kirk isn't soft. ...
Referenced in Gremlins