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.
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When Spock and Kirk beam down to the station, there are 3 tribbles on Spock's transporter pad while on the Enterprise. When they re-materialized on the station, only 2 tribbles made the trip. See more
There must be thousands of them.
[buried up to his neck in tribbles
Hundreds of thousands.
1,771,561. That's assuming one tribble, multiplying with an average litter of 10, producing a new generation every 12 hours over a period of three days.
And that's assuming that they got here three days ago.
And allowing for the amount of grain consumed and the volume of the storage compartment.
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