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Trials and Tribble-ations 

Sisko tells two men from Temporal Investigations how he and his crew went back in time to when Captain James Kirk of the first Starship Enterprise exposed a Klingon spy with the help of Tribbles.

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... Captain Sisko
... Odo
... Lt. Commander Worf
... Lt. Commander Dax
... Jake Sisko (credit only)
... Chief O'Brien
... Quark
... Doctor Bashir
... Major Kira
... Dulmur
... Lucsly (as James W. Jansen)
... Arne Darvin
... Waitress
... Engineer (as Charles S. Chun)
Deirdre Imershein ... Lieutenant Watley (as Deirdre L. Imershein)
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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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4 November 1996 (USA)  »

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The Star Trek (1966) original series episodes Star Trek: Charlie X (1966) and Star Trek: A Piece of the Action (1968) were originally considered for reprisal before settling on Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967). Coincidentally, while the producers were at a pizza parlor discussing the episode, Charlie Brill happened to be eating there as well. Ira Steven Behr recognized Brill and offered him the chance to reprise his role. See more »

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When Dax and Sisko are on the bridge, they are not seen in the same shot. Sisko looks to his right at Dax, but from where he is, he would have had to turn much farther to his right to see her. Better yet, look to his left. See more »

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O'Brien: Me. Of all the people in the line-up he asks me who threw the first punch.
Doctor Bashir: You lied to him.
O'Brien: I lied to Captain Kirk! I wish Keiko could've been here to see it.
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Crazy Credits

Charlie Brill is billed twice, once as a major guest star following the episode's title, and again in the end credits with the other actors in the archive footage from the original "Tribbles" episode. See more »

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Featured in For the Love of Spock (2016) 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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Thanks for making us smile...
5 January 2015 | by 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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