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
Did You Know?
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
Half way through the episode the Klingon ship is no longer in orbit around the space station, yet there are Klingons still on board. 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.