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"More Tribbles, More Troubles"

Episode 5

Written by: David Gerrold

Directed by: Hal Sutherland

Airdate: Oct. 6, 1973

Stardate: 5392.4

The U.S.S. Enterprise again crosses paths with Cyrano Jones, who this time has tribbles that do not breed, but instead grow to a tremendous size.

Voice Credits:

Regular Characters:
Captain Kirk William Shatner
Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr. McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Lieutenent Sulu George Takei
Lieutenent Uhura Nichelle Nichols

Guest Characters:
Cyrano Jones Stanley Adams
Korax David Gerrold
Koloth James Doohan



  • This episode was a sequel to David Gerrold's own Original STAR TREK series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles."
  • Unlike in the original STAR TREK series, the tribbles in this animated episode were all the same color: pink.
  • This episode's author, David Gerrold, also wrote another Animated STAR TREK episode "Bem". He also wrote the script for the original STAR TREK series episode "The Cloud Minders." David Gerrold recently said that both "Bem" and "More Troubles, More Tribbles" were originally written as possible episodes for the original STAR TREK's third season. He said that Gene Roddenberry asked him to write the tribbles sequel, but that it was dropped when the show changed management. In the mid-eighties, Mr. Gerrold helped Gene Roddenberry create STAR TREK: The Next Generation.
  • David Gerrold also voiced the character of Korax. Korax had originally appeared in "The Trouble with Tribbles" and was played by Michael Pataki.
  • Actor Stanley Adams reprised his role of Cyrano Jones by providing the voice of the animated Cyrano Jones.
  • The Klingon captain Koloth was seen in this episode and was originally seen in "The Trouble with Tribbles." Koloth was played by William Campbell in the original series but was voiced by James Doohan in animated form. William Campbell did later reprise his role of Koloth on the STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine episode "Blood Oath".
  • There is a page in this site that focuses on the Starfleet Cargo Drones that were featured prominently in this episode.
  • There is also a page devoted to the Scout Craft used by Cyrano Jones' in this episode.
  • The Klingon Battle Cruiser seen in this episode is examined in detail on its own page in this site.
  • There were two visual errors in this episode: In one scene, the elevator doors on the bridge were shifted a little to the right. (Picture showing elevator error, 35KB jpeg).
    In a later brief scene, Captain Koloth was mistakenly placed on the bridge instead of on the bridge's viewscreen. (Picture showing this second error, 35KB jpeg).
  • A VHS video tape containing "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and "Infinite Vulcan" is available for purchase from, the online bookseller.
  • "More Tribbles, More Troubles" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Four published by Ballantine Books in March 1975. Also novelized in the book was "The Time Trap" and "The Terratin Incident".


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