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
Did You Know?
Captain Koloth pronounces his race, "Clingans". As in Bob Clingan, Gene Roddenberry
's inspiration for the Klingons. 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
[Baris has suggested Jones to be a Klingon agent
Cyrano Jones? A Klingon agent?
You heard me.
I heard you.
He simply could not believe his ears.
Referenced in Gremlins