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"Star Trek" The Trouble with Tribbles (1967)

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Original Air Date:
29 December 1967 (Season 2, Episode 15)
To protect a space station with a vital grain shipment, Kirk must deal with Federation bureaucrats, a Klingon battle cruiser and a peddler who sells furry, purring, hungry little creatures as pets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk

Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock

DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy

William Schallert ... Nilz Baris

William Campbell ... Koloth

Stanley Adams ... Cyrano Jones

Whit Bissell ... Lurry

James Doohan ... Scott

Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura

Michael Pataki ... Korax
Edwin Reimers ... Admiral Fitzpatrick (as Ed Reimers)

Walter Koenig ... Chekov

Charlie Brill ... Arne Darvin
Paul Baxley ... Ensign Freeman

David L. Ross ... Guard (as David Ross)

Guy Raymond ... Trader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Antoni ... Klingon Brawler (uncredited)

Bobby Bass ... Guard (uncredited)
Bill Blackburn ... Lt. Hadley (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Bald Klingon Brawler (uncredited)
Frank da Vinci ... Transporter Operator (uncredited)
Steve Hershon ... Security Officer (uncredited)
Roger Holloway ... Lt. Lemli (uncredited)

William Knight ... Crewman Moody (uncredited)
Jeannie Malone ... Yeoman (uncredited)
Bob Orrison ... Klingon Brawler (uncredited)

Eddie Paskey ... Lt. Leslie (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

David Gerrold (written by)

Produced by
Gene L. Coon .... producer
Robert H. Justman .... associate producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (director of photography) (as Jerry Finnerman)
Film Editing by
Bruce Schoengarth 
Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist
Pat Westmore .... hair stylist
Production Management
Gregg Peters .... unit production manager
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rusty Meek .... assistant director
Art Department
Irving A. Feinberg .... property master
John D. Jefferies Sr. .... set designer
Wah Chang .... designer: tribbles (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carl Daniels .... production sound mixer (as Carl W. Daniels)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound effects editor (as Douglas H. Grindstaff)
Elden Ruberg .... re-recording mixer (as Elden E. Ruberg)
Special Effects by
James Rugg .... special effects (as Jim Rugg)
Visual Effects by
Melissa Berryann .... assistant to executive producer (remastered version)
Petri Blomqvist .... technical consultant (remastered version)
Chris DeCristo .... 2D supervisor (remastered version)
Doug Drexler .... technical consultant (remastered version)
James Holt .... digital compositor (remastered version)
Gary Kerr .... technical consultant (remastered version)
David LaFountaine .... visual effects executive producer (remastered version)
Denise Okuda .... producer (remastered version)
Michael Okuda .... producer (remastered version)
David Rossi .... producer (remastered version)
Wendy Ruiz .... visual effects coordinator (remastered version)
John Small .... systems support engineer (remastered version)
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (remastered version)
Brian Vogt .... lead lighting technical director (remastered version)
Craig Weiss .... director of visual effects: CBS Digital (remastered version)
Niel Wray .... visual effects supervisor (remastered version)
Darrell A. Anderson .... visual effects (uncredited)
Howard A. Anderson .... visual effects (uncredited)
Toni Pace Carstensen .... visual effects producer (uncredited) (remastered version)
Garson Citron .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Richard Datin .... model maker (uncredited)
Phil Adams .... stunt double: Michael Pataki (uncredited)
Jay D. Jones .... stunt double: James Doohan (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunt double: Walter Koenig (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George H. Merhoff .... gaffer
George Rader .... head grip
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: theme music
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Other crew
D.C. Fontana .... script consultant
Edward K. Milkis .... assistant: producer
George Rutter .... script supervisor (as George A. Rutter)
Bill Blackburn .... stand-in: DeForest Kelley (uncredited)
Frank da Vinci .... stand-in: Leonard Nimoy (uncredited)
Roger Holloway .... stand-in: James Doohan and male guest star (uncredited)
Eddie Paskey .... stand-in: William Shatner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

50 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (video rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

The pile of tribbles near the end of the episode was actually created by gluing tribble props around a large wire frame which Kirk (William Shatner) then stood in the middle of to give the illusion of mass numbers. In reality there were only five hundred tribbles made.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Dr. McCoy:Do you know what you get if you feed a tribble too much?
Capt. Kirk:A fat tribble.
Dr. McCoy:No. You get a whole bunch of hungry little tribbles.
Capt. Kirk:Well, Bones, all I can suggest... is you open up a maternity ward.
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No Tribble at all, 2 August 2017
Author: Mr-Fusion from United States

Star Trek has done comedy before, but probably not in such a concentrated dose. 'The Trouble with Tribbles' is mild farce, running Kirk ragged between testy administrators, hell-raising Klingons and furballs with rabbit-like libidos. I think the reason it (still) works so well is because Kirk is unquestionably the straight man and all sorts of laughs are being had by the crew at his expense.

The writing's good, Shatner takes the jokes like a pro and the comical tone feels right. It holds up.


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