Having received a Priority One distress call from an outlying space station, the Enterprise arrives to find they have been summoned there by a Federation commissioner merely to protect a shipment of seeds meant to sow wheat on Sherman's planet. The planet is also coveted by the Klingons, who are taking shore leave at the station. The trouble arises with tribbles - small furry creatures that seem to multiply without end. However, their fortuitous presence reveals both a problem with the wheat and a traitor on the space station.
Did You Know?
The pile of Tribbles near the end was actually created by gluing Tribble props around a large wire frame which William Shatner
then stood in the middle of to give the illusion of mass numbers. In reality there were only five hundred Tribbles made. This is obvious when you look at how the Tribbles are piled up, and none have landed on the floor at Spock's feet. See more
Bones describes the Tribbles as bisexual when he means parthenogenic. However, he could have meant the Tribbles possess both male and female sex organs, as "bisexual" was once another term for hermaphroditism. See more
Captain Koloth, about that apology...
You have six hours to get your ship out of Federation territory.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more