"More Tribbles, More Troubles" was the fifth episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series in the show's first season, airing during the week of 6 October 1973. The episode was written by David Gerrold as a sequel to TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles". It was directed by Hal Sutherland and novelized in Log Four by Alan Dean Foster.

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VHS teaser
Captain Kirk finds he has "More Tribbles, More Troubles" in this sequel to one of the honored episodes of Paramount Television's Star Trek.

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Episode log entries[edit | edit source]

Captain's log, stardate 5392.4. 
The Enterprise has been assigned to escort two robot grain ships to Sherman's Planet, which has been struck by crop failures and famine. This shipment of seed grain, quintrotriticale, is necessary to the survival of the colonists. We are breaking course to Sherman's Planet to investigate what appears to be a Klingon battle cruiser pursuing some kind of smaller ship. Observation may confirm a rumor that the Klingons have a new weapon, type so far unknown.
Captain's log, supplemental. 
Our rescue effort has given us some knowledge of the new Klingon weapon and the presence of Cyrano Jones, intergalactic trader and general nuisance.
Captain's log, supplemental. 
The Klingon ship under command of Captain Koloth is forcing us into a battle for custody of Cyrano Jones for reasons still unknown.

Novelization log entries[edit | edit source]

Captain's log, stardate 5526.2. 
Having been assigned to escort two robot grain ships to Sherman's Planet, the Enterprise is now approximately ... [cited a number]... from the colony. Upon completion of delivery of the quinto-triticale seed, the Enterprise will proceed to… Changing course to investigate a small ship of unknown origin by a Klingon ship of the line.
Captain's log, supplemental. 
Our rescue of the pilot of the one-man ship being pursued by the Klingon cruiser Devisor has given us important knowledge of a new Klingon weapon — as yet unperfected. It has also inflicted on us—for as short a time as possible—the presence of Cyrano Jones, interstellar trader and general nuisance.
Captain's log, supplemental. 
The Klingon battle cruiser Devisor, under comand of Captain Koloth, appears about to force us into another battle for custody of the trader Cyrano Jones.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Episode characters[edit | edit source]

Arex Na EthHackerCyrano JonesJames T. KirkKoloth, son of LassharKoraxLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraglommertribbles

Novelization characters[edit | edit source]

Arex Na EthHackerCyrano JonesJames T. KirkKoloth, son of LassharKoraxJohn KyleMasseyLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraglommertribbles
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Kor, son of RynarKurr

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Episode starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

NCC-G1465 (Antares-class cargo drone) • NCC-G1478 (Antares-class cargo drone) • IKS Devisor (D7-class battlecruiser) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Federation scout ship

Novelizations starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

NCC-G1465 (Antares-class cargo drone) • NCC-G1478 (Antares-class cargo drone) • IKS Devisor (D7-class battlecruiser) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Federation scout ship
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Deep Space Station K-7IKS Klothos (Klolode-class battlecruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Episode locations[edit | edit source]

Federation space
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Sherman's Planetunnamed planets (Tribble-infested Klingon planet)

Novelization locations[edit | edit source]

Federation spaceKansastan
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Delta TriangleSherman's PlanetStarbase 23Starfleet Science Centerunnamed planets (Tribble-infested Klingon planet)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Episode races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanKlingonEdosian or TriexianVulcan

Novelization races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanKlingonEdosian or TriexianVulcan
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RomulanShermaniteSironianTellarite

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationKlingon EmpireStarfleet (Interstellar Relief Service)

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

chronometercommunicationscomputerdeflector shielddisruptorengineensignFeinbergergenetic engineeringhand phaserhyposprayimpulse engineJefferies tubelibrary computermatter-antimatter generatorminuteneoethylenephaserphoton torpedopower cellpsycho-engineerremote guidance systemselective breedingstasis field projectortractor beamtransporterturboliftviewscreen

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainchemistchief engineerengineerfarmerFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officergunnerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermarinepilotranksanitation engineersecurity guardsergeantStarfleet rankssub-lieutenanttransporter chief

Other references[edit | edit source]

agriculturealert statusbattle stationsassignment patchatmosphereBoard of Inquirybridgebriefing roomcaptain's log, USS Enterprise, 2269cargo holdcolonyconcretecoraldaydemocracyeggengineeringFederation lawgeneglassglommergraingravityhourhullkuvitlaboratorylogicmeterminutemonthparking orbitparolepetquadrantquartersquintotriticaleradiationsecondshuttle baysoilspeciesSpican flame gemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)transporter roomtreatytribbleviruswarwarp factorwarp sixwarp eight

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Novelization[edit | edit source]

  • The novel was set a few days after the Enterprise escaped from Elysia in "The Time Trap" and referenced both Kor and his vessel, the IKS Klothos, noting that it was not outfitted with a stasis weapon.
  • Koloth's IKS Devisor was identified by name in the script and novelization.
  • While buried in tribbles, Kirk threw an orange tribble at Montgomery Scott following the joke about little tribbles.
  • John Kyle beamed the tribbles over to the Devisor.

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

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Previous episode:
First Episode Produced
TOS episode produced Next episode:
The Infinite Vulcan
Previous episode:
The Lorelei Signal
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Survivor
Previous story:
The Time Trap
Log Four
Log four.jpg
Next story:
last story
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Previous Adventure:
Where Time Stands Still (backstory)
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Ambergris Element


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