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Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 29, 2017 09:55PM
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When America tuned in to Star Trek on December 29, 1967, it got its first glimpse of tribbles. These small, plush alien beings, which swamped the U.S.S. Enterprise and its brave crew, were merely sewn-up pouches of synthetic fur stuffed with foam rubber. But in the fictional Trek universe, tribbles were cute, purring, alive and—because they bred so rapidly—hilarious.

Fifty years after its small-screen debut, “The Trouble with Tribbles” may be the most famous episode of any iteration of Star Trek. It was an unintentional comedy that has delighted generations of fans. Surprisingly, it irritated some of those who helped put it on screen—including Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, once dismissed it as “frivolous.”
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: December 29, 2017 11:33PM
Quadrotriticale!



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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: Winston
Date: December 29, 2017 11:39PM
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(Ambassador) Nilz Baris: Captain Kirk, I consider your security measures a disgrace. In my opinion, you have taken this entire, very important project far too lightly.

Capt. Kirk: On the contrary, sir. I think of this project as very important. It is YOU I take lightly.


Bunch of great quotes in that episode.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: December 29, 2017 11:43PM
Aye, it was no tribble at all!



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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 30, 2017 12:20AM
I liked the tribble reference in Star Trek: Into Darkness
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 30, 2017 01:15AM
Arguably David Gerrold’s finest work.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 30, 2017 08:19AM
What a great episode.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: decay
Date: December 30, 2017 09:26AM
This related episide of ST: Deep Space Nine was so well done:

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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: polychrome
Date: December 30, 2017 10:01AM
My favorite Star Trek episode.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 30, 2017 10:19AM
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decay
This related episide of ST: Deep Space Nine was so well done:

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Yes, excellent as well!
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: December 30, 2017 11:08AM
Still enjoying my Hallmark Star Trek tribble action ornament!
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 30, 2017 01:06PM
I probably read Gerrold's book about writing "Tribbles" more times than I've actually watched the episode (mostly because we didn't get Star Trek regularly on TV when I was a kid, but the book was right there).
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 30, 2017 02:59PM
I greatly prefer "The Man Who Folded Himself"-all=time great time travel novel.

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cbelt3
Arguably David Gerrold’s finest work.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: tenders
Date: December 30, 2017 06:14PM
"Unintentional comedy?" I think not!
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: 3d
Date: December 30, 2017 06:28PM
If released today, it would get a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: WillyB
Date: December 30, 2017 07:36PM
I am so happy to be old! I saw this when first broadcast.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: WillyB
Date: December 30, 2017 07:39PM
I think of Rotten Tomatoes as very important. It is YOU I take lightly.
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: Robert M
Date: December 31, 2017 08:48AM
Cbelt,

I wouldn't necessarily say this was his finest work. The War with the Chtorr is incredible. Too bad Gerrold is likely never going to finish the series. It's been floundering for years. As a result, I'm no longer a fan of him or his work.

Robert
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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 31, 2017 09:43AM
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anonymouse1
I greatly prefer "The Man Who Folded Himself"-all=time great time travel novel.

Strongly disagree. Some nice ideas, but not well thought out at all. More holes in it than a colander, and some parts were just idiocy. I have come to the conclusion that the only reason some people remember it fondly is that they read it in college while they were exposed to lots of drugs and drug-culture.

Stole the flat-cats idea, too. Heinlein was a gentleman about it.



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Re: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 31, 2017 03:16PM
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tenders
"Unintentional comedy?" I think not!

agree smiley
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