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.
Did You Know?
When Dr McCoy figures out that the tribbles are in a perpetual state of being pregnant, this marks one of the very first instances on American TV of the use of that word. Ironically, Desliu Productions, the original company behind "Star Trek", was forbidden from using that word during the "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Is Enceinte" so the word "expecting" was used instead. See more
During the fight scene in the barroom, Cyrano Jones has the drink machine make two drinks, which he carries as he heads to the exit. The drinks are both in the same style tumbler, with no stem or base. When he gets to the door, and the bartender takes the drink out of his hands (the bartender was a little slow in entering), Cyrano Jones takes the second drink out of his pocket. Magically, the tumbler has grown a short stem and base. See more
[enters after Kirk gets covered with tribbles
Jim! I think I've got it. All we have to do is quit feeding them. We quit feeding them, they stop breeding!
Now he tells me.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
References Invasion of the Triffids
Music credited to Alexander Courage
, although it strongly resembles the main title music for 'Hollow Triumph (1948)' by Sol Kaplan
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more