How well do you remember the Star Trek episode ''The Trouble with Tribbles''?

How well do you know your tribble trivia?

The Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" is possibly the most iconic episode of the original series. Even people who don't watch the show know the image of Kirk standing waist-deep in a pile of tribbles, looking exasperated. Again and again this episode shows up on lists ranking the best Star Trek episodes.

But how well do you remember your tribble trivia? Let's find out.

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  1. Which crew member gets the first tribble?
  2. What does the Klingon insult that finally leads to a brawl?
  3. What does Spock say he admires about the tribbles?
  4. What is Kirk trying to get when he receives a plate full of tribbles?
  5. How many tribbles does Spock estimate are on the space station?
  6. Who don't the tribbles like?
  7. How long does Spock say it will take to remove the tribbles from the space station?
  8. Where does Scotty beam the tribbles from the Enterprise?
  9. Why does Kirk say he could learn to like tribbles?
  10. Bonus: which Star Trek show had an episode that used footage from "The Trouble with Tribbles"?

How well do you remember the Star Trek episode ''The Trouble with Tribbles''?

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WILD 24 days ago
You got 9 correct
That was no tribble at all!
Craigg 24 days ago
You got 7 correct
That was no tribble at all!
Kougaji 26 days ago
I got 10/10. But then again... It is my favorite episode and Trials and Tribble-ations is my favorite episode of DS9.
John Kougaji 25 days ago
Next to "City On The Edge Of Forever".
In my opinion, although I do love "Trouble With Tribbles".
M60A3Driver 28 days ago
10/10 Star Trek fan since I was a young boy.
WILD M60A3Driver 24 days ago
Me too but I still missed one.
ThinkFirst 29 days ago
10 out of 10 - I definitely watch too much TV, especially Star Trek!
DouglasMorris 29 days ago
10/10! that was no tribble at all.
csaaphill 29 days ago
Didn't know and tried too to remember which might have been used on Deep Space nine but couldn't.
which scene? Quarks bar or something or....?
wanderer2575 csaaphill 28 days ago
It wasn't just a scene; it was the essence of an entire episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations." A disgraced Arne Darvin gets hold of a Bajoran Orb that allows him to travel back in time in an attempt to assassinate Kirk, and the DS9 crew follows to stop him. Controlled-motion photography allowed the filmmakers to integrate the DS9 cast into the original footage; for example, Bashir and O'Brien are included in the crew lineup in the scene where Kirk is dressing them down after the brawl on the space station.
csaaphill wanderer2575 26 days ago
Oh... ok thanks. I think I saw that one but not sure, I will have to watch it again. We get HI channel now or Heros and Iccons channel that has all the star trek series at 8 pm.
Star Trek the original, Next Generations, Deep space nine, Voyager, and then Enterprise.
Which most of that last one I never really watched until now so all new to me now. lol
Thanks again.
WILD wanderer2575 24 days ago
It was incredibly well done, too.
csaaphill 29 days ago
You got 8 correct
That was no tribble at all!
the one with Spock's estimate and the bonus question I missed. The one where it asks which set was reused on one of the other series' or what footage was reused.
Pacificsun 29 days ago
Good heavens, missed 2 and I just saw that episode!! The numbers are always hard to remember!

As all original ST fans know, the episode was penned by a relatively young author, and a book exists just about his experience in doing so. For example (it is said) that "Sherman's Planet" was named after his girlfriend (I assume it's her last name). Most evident are the somewhat "corny" jokes he inserted throughout the script, demonstrating his youthful approach to writing. I am not sure how much of the final teleplay was reworked from Gerrold's original concept. But am sure those details are out there somewhere. It is perhaps ST's most comedic effort!!

In the meantime, enjoy:
Cowgirl 30 days ago
You got 9 correct
That was no tribble at all!
That was my favorite episode.
I missed the last one because I never watched Deep Space 9.
ThinkFirst Cowgirl 29 days ago
That Deep Space 9 episode (Trials and Tribble-ations) is well worth watching!
Especially as it explains one "odd" aspect of that iconic scene with Kirk buried in tribbles.
Angie 30 days ago
I missed the last one since I've never seen any of those shows.
Waynejk 1 month ago
10/10. That was no tribble at all.
Meeds 1 month ago
8/10... i've only seen this episode once. i'm not a trekkie.
EllisClevenger 1 month ago
You got 7 correct
That was no tribble at all!
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