The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of Trials and Tribble-ations was an ebook reference work released in 1991 that detailed the real-world production of DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations". It was written by Terry J. Erdmann and Gary Hutzel with interviews recorded during the production.
- 1 Description
- 2 Contents
- 3 References
- 4 Appendices
- Originally conceived of more than thirty-five years ago, these diminutive creatures have become stars in their own right. With uncanny grace and ease they have won hearts and upstaged stars.
- They are tribbles.
- When the writers of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were looking for the perfect episode with which their characters could pay homage and interact with the crew from the original Star Trek, "The Trouble with Tribbles" instantly came to mind.
- Here is the story of how the wizards of Star Trek were able to create the magic that enabled — with nothing more than countless hours of work — ordinary actors to time-travel. This is the story behind the creation of the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations." This is The Magic of Tribbles.
- Genesis – Let There Be "Cool"
- A Mission from God
- Green Light
- All I Ask Is a Small Ship (and a space station and a battle cruiser)
- Countdown To "Tribble-ation"
- Pay No Attention to the Man Behind That Curtain
- Hanging out in the corridor
- She'll cross that bridge when she comes to it
- Mr. Spock lends a hand
- And Keiko was even there to see it
- Jim, Ben. Ben, Jim.
- Lights! Camera! Tribbles!
- Memories of Lenny
- Does your tribble have a pedigree?
- Say what?
- How did the tribble cross the road?
- How do you stuff a wild tribble?
- If a tribble blows up in space, can you hear it squeak?
- What's my motivation here?
- Julian Bashir • Nilz Baris • Pavel Chekov • Arne Darvin • Jadzia Dax • Marion Dulmur • Cyrano Jones • James T. Kirk • Jerry Lewis • John Lurry • Gariff Lucsly • Koloth • Walt Mathison • Leonard McCoy • Kira Nerys • Keiko O'Brien • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Montgomery Scott • Benjamin Sisko • Spock • Nyota Uhura • Dierdre Watley • Worf, son of Mogh
Starships and vehicles
- class F shuttlecraft • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Excelsior • USS Horizon • IKS Gr'oth (D7-class Klingon battle cruiser) • motorcycle • Spacematic
- Deep Space Station K-7 • Earth (California • Illinois • Las Vegas • Massachusetts • Pennsylvania • Smithsonian • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum • Washington, D.C.) • Sigma Iotia II
Races and cultures
- Bajoran • Human (Chinese • English • French • Jewish) • Ferengi • Iotian • Klingon (HemQuch • QuchHa')
States and organizations
- Federation • Federation Department of Temporal Investigations • Industrial Light & Magic • Starfleet
Science and classification
- engine nacelle • holodeck • intercom • machine • medical tricorder • medscanner • PADD • radio • space station • television • time travel • turbolift
Ranks and titles
- The Making of Star Trek • The Star Trek Sketchbook • A Vision of the Future - Star Trek: Voyager
- Dan Curry • Doug Drexler • David Gerrold • Denise Okuda • Michael Okuda • Stephen Poe • Gene Roddenberry
- 1960s • 1968 • 1970s • 23rd century • 24th century • 3-D checkers • animal • bar • bar • bar • battle cruiser • The Beatles • bomb • bridge • captain's log • century • Chicago Mobs of the Twenties • corridor • engineering • engineering hull • foods and beverages • hair • kevas • Klingon uniform • lamp • landing bay • miniskirt • minute • month • October • paradox • penguin • pig • pizza • plastic • predestination paradox • rat • recreation room • science fiction • space • Starfleet uniform (2265-2270) • technology • three-dimensional chess • time loop • time travel • tomb • tribble • trillium • virus • warp speed • wedding • Western • wood
- Prior to the idea of setting a DS9 story within a TOS episode, Ronald D. Moore considered revisiting Sigma Iotia II, with the mobsters replaced by a culture emulating Starfleet and wearing Starfleet uniforms. This concept was later explored in TNG - Unlimited comic: "A Piece of Reaction".
- TOS episode & novelization: The Trouble With Tribbles
- DS9 episode & novelization: Trials and Tribble-ations