|Series :||The Animated Series||Rating :|
|Disc No :||4||Episode :||5|
|First Aired :||6 Oct 1973||Stardate :||5392.4|
|Director :||Hal Sutherland||Year :||2268|
|Writers :||David Gerrold||Season :||1|
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|YATI :||In one scene, Captain Koloth is shown on the Enterprise bridge instead of being on the viewscreen.|
|Great Moment :||The Tribble predator.|
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|Factoid :||This episode began life when Gene Roddenberry asked David Gerrold to write a sequel to 'The Trouble With Tribbles' for TOS. When the management changed the idea was dropped, then revived for TAS. Gerrold would ultimately go on to help Gene create TNG in the 80s.
My year for this episode is estimated from the Stardate; a group of TAS episodes are set between 'The Empath' and 'The Mark of Gideon'.
This episode is a nominee for the DITL "Worst of Trek" award.
Introducing a Tribble predator is sensible - surely the Tribble home world must be crammed with such predators to explain the Tribble's massive rate of reproduction! Having a version of the Tribbles modified to reduce that reproductive rate is also a sensible idea; given their popularity there is surely a huge market for such "safe" Tribbles as pets, at least on Human worlds. However, the super-sized Tribble idea is just silly, both in scientific credibility and in simple common sense terms - most especially so given that the super-Tribble can break apart into small ones!
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