Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 5

More Tribbles, More Troubles (6 Oct. 1973)

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Cyrano Jones again infiltrates the ship with Tribbles that now grow to monstrous size.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Capt. Kirk (voice)
Mr. Spock (voice)
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Sulu (voice)
Uhura (voice)
Nurse Christine Chapel (credit only)
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Cyrano Jones again infiltrates the ship with Tribbles that now grow to monstrous size.

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The tribbles are colored pink but they were brown in Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967). This is because director Hal Sutherland was color blind. He intended to color them light gray but could not tell the difference between light gray and pink. The Klingons' tunics are colored pink for the same reason. See more »


When Kirk is talking to Koloth via audio/visual radio, Koloth's entire body suddenly appears to be on the bridge of the Enterprise in front of the view screen. See more »


Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: There's no such thing as a safe tribble.
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References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »

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Great Story, Terrible Animation!
30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All 22 (or so) animated Star Trek Episodes were well-written with voices from most of the original series actors, but, oh, that bad animation! Basically a moving "storyboard" with minimal movement, from the "Clutch-Cargo" (only the mouths move) and Hanna-Barbara school of "short-hand" animation. Almost like watching a "scanned" comic strip or linked still-pictures! Also, you could tell that the whole thing was produced like a "radio-play" as there was no interaction and very little humor in the series. Not even the original music! Indeed, all the actors never sat down together at the same time to record their lines! Saved from being unwatchable garbage by the fact that Gene Roddenberry had a hand in the production. Originally, every major character was to have a "Jr." sidekick in uniform--what an incredibly stupid idea! However, it was food for the "starving Star Trek fans" until the many movies and spin-offs followed. As noted, good story, bad animation! As for the story, see a much better produced "Tribbles" reprise on a much superior (and funnier) live-action "Deep Space Nine" episode!

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