- 1 Description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Timeline
- 5 Appendices
- John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photonovel adventures with "Made Out of Mudd"—Harry Mudd has gotten under Jim Kirk's skin before, but never quite like this… alien artifacts, Klingons, and a mad man's schemes add up to headaches for the captain and his crew. All that, plus tribbles!
On day 273 of their campaign to wipe out the tribbles, the IKS Gr'oth arrives in orbit of the Tribble homeworld. One landing party kills 5,000 tribbles, but soon discover vast habitats of them in underground caverns that are difficult to get to. Captain Koloth reports to Kor that the tribbles breed faster than they can be killed, but Kor insists that the emperor wants them eradicated. Koloth uses seven quantum bombs to glass the planet to oblivion. (Similar to Starfleet's general order 24.)
- Koloth • Kor • Korax • unnamed Klingons
- Referenced only
- Emperor of the Klingon Empire • Cyrano Jones • Quark
Starships and vehicles
- Tribble homeworld (the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant)
- Referenced only
- Deep Space 9 (space station) • Sherman's Planet
Races and cultures
States and organizations
Science and technology
Ranks and titles
- According to Koloth's log, the story took place on the 273rd day of their tribble-hunting mission, which presumably began not long after the events of TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles".
- 17 December 2014
- Originally printed in New Visions, Issue 4 (IDW Publishing)
- June 2015
- Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 2 (IDW Publishing)
- 28 September 2017
- Reprinted in hardcover in the Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #1 (Eaglemoss)
- The title of the story came from a statement Odo made in jest to Worf, son of Mogh in DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations".
- On the title page, John Byrne credited producer Gene L. Coon and writer David Gerrold for characters and concepts appearing in this story.
- TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles" – Montgomery Scott beamed a shipload of tribbles aboard the IKS Gr'oth in 2267.
- TOS - Strange New Worlds 9 short story: "A Bad Day for Koloth" – Koloth's efforts to get rid of those tribbles.
- TOS comic: "Alien Spotlight: Tribbles" – A squad of Klingons encountered tribbles on Serjila IV.
- TAS episode: "More Tribbles, More Troubles" – A shipload of tribbles was beamed aboard Koloth's IKS Devisor in 2269, this time "safe" tribbles created through genetic engineering.
- TOS - Strange New Worlds I short story: "The Last Tribble" – In 2285, Cyrano Jones finally removed the last tribble from Deep Space Station K-7.
- DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations" – Tribbles were brought into the 24th century via time travel.
- DS9 comic: "Nobody Knows the Tribbles I've Seen" – Getting rid of the tribbles on Deep Space 9.
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