The Great Tribble Hunt is the backup story in New Visions, Issue 4, the fourth issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published on December 17, 2014.

In this story, Captain Koloth and the crew of the IKS Gr'oth fight tribbles.


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 arrived in orbit of the Tribble homeworld. One landing party killed 5,000 tribbles, but soon discovered vast habitats of them in underground caverns that were difficult to get to. Captain Koloth reported to Kor that the tribbles bred faster than they could be killed, but Kor insisted that the emperor wanted them eradicated. Koloth used five quantum bombs to annihilate the entire planet.



KolothKorKoraxunnamed Klingons
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Emperor of the Klingon EmpireCyrano JonesQuark

Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS Gr'oth (D7-class Klingon battlecruiser)


Tribble homeworld (the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant)
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Deep Space 9 (space station) • Sherman's Planet

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Klingon Defense ForceKlingon Empire

Science and technologyEdit

bombKlingon disruptorquantum bombtransporter

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainKlingon ranksrank

Other referencesEdit

bridgecavegalaxyKlingon uniformsmileparasiteplanetQuark'suniform



  • 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".



Related storiesEdit


published order
Previous comic:
New Visions
#4: "Made Out of Mudd"
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
New Visions
#5: "A Scent of Ghosts"
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Double, Double
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
New Visions

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