Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 6

Trials and Tribble-ations (4 Nov. 1996)

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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. ... 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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This episode led to the upgrading and refilming of the visual effects of Star Trek (1966), as the exterior shots of the Enterprise, K-7, and the Klingon ships had been redone to remain visually consistent with the episode. See more »

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In the turbolift, Bashir says to O'Brien "Didn't you take basic temporal mechanics at the academy?" O'Brien is a non-com and never went to the academy. See more »

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Dulmur: Be specific, Captain, which Enterprise? There've been five.
Lucsly: Six.
Captain Sisko: This was the first Enterprise - Constitution-class.
Dulmur: His ship!
Lucsly: James T. Kirk.
Captain Sisko: The one and only!
Lucsly: Seventeen separate temporal violations; the biggest file on record.
Dulmur: The man was a menace.
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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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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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