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Trials and Tribble-ations 

Darvin, a disgraced Klingon spy, travels back in time to alter some events to his likings. The DS9 crew must find what he's trying to change and prevent it without altering the time line. ... See full summary »

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Darvin, a disgraced Klingon spy, travels back in time to alter some events to his likings. The DS9 crew must find what he's trying to change and prevent it without altering the time line. They'll have to blend in with the crew from Star Trek: The Original Series. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Trivia

When Sisko, Bashir, and O'Brien were discussing the colors worn by the specific divisions of a star ship(Command, engineering/communications/security, and medical/science, Bashir commented that O'Brien and Sisko were wearing the wrong colors, O'Brien says to Bashir "don't you know anything about this time period?" To which Bashir replied, "I'm a doctor not an historian". A nod to Dr. McCoy's many uses of the line. See more »

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Years earlier Worf encountered Scottie in the TNG episode "Relics". Prior to the mess hall fight on K7 Worf is once again in the same room with a younger Scottie. Why didn't Worf make any mention of this encounter? See more »

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O'Brien: Captain, I'm not sure we can get to K7's internal sensors.
Sisko: Then you will have to manually scan every tribble on the station.
O'Brien: There must be thousands of them by now.
Doctor Bashir: Hundreds of thousands.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: 1,771,561! That's starting with one tribble, with an average litter of ten every twelve hours. After three days...
Sisko: Thank you!
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Crazy Credits

On the DVD menu screen for this episode, the usual DS9 menu background noise of electronic humming and beeping is replaced by the chirping of Tribbles. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Isotope (2009) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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5 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" is obviously a labor of love that was created to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the franchise. However, instead of just a special episode, the folks who made this went all out and really worked hard to create a treat for the Trekkers and Trekkies out there. How? Using modern technology, they formulated a good plot which allowed the series regulars on the show to impose themselves into one of the iconic episodes of the original series. So, using a combination of cleaned up original footage from "Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles", old-style cameras and new computer technology they were able to make an immensely clever episode.

It all begins with some temporal agents visiting DS9. It seems that the crew members recently went back in time and the agents were there to make sure history was not changed and to punish everyone unless there was a darned good reason to make such a journey. What is the reason? A Klingon agent, Mr. Darvin, has arrived on DS9 and the crew later discover he's the same agent discovered at the end of "The Trouble With Tribbles"--and he soon jumps back in time to undo his mistake and change history.

There is so much to love about this episode. It was NOT hastily tossed together and it's fun seeing the new DS9 folks acting like fanboys and fangirls when they see their old heroes, such as James Kirk. Cute, fun and enjoyable even if you aren't familiar with the old series.


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