The Trouble With Tribbles
Episode 15 of 26 within Season Two. Item 45 of 90 overall.
Production number 60342.
David Gerrold - Writer
Joseph Pevney - Director
457 votes

Stardate: 4523.3--4524.2 -- The Enterprise goes to Deep Space Station K7 responding to a distress call. After reaching the station, Kirk finds out the distress call to be unwarranted and the Klingons have come there looking for some shore leave.

Meanwhile, Kirk must maintain order as the Federation and Klingon tension is high. That and the fact that the station and the Enterprise are being overrun by small furry animals known as tribbles.

original airdate--December 29, 1967  

network: NBC

music:"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage


Alien Races: Klingons, Tribbles

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 4523.3. Deep Space Station K-7 has issued a Priority One call. More than an emergency, it signals near or total disaster. We can only assume the Klingons have attacked the station. We're going in armed for battle."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 4524.2. A Klingon warship is hovering only 100 kilometers from Deep Space Station K-7 while its captain waits in the station manager's office. Their intentions are unknown."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 4525.6. A small disturbance between the Klingon crew and members of the Enterprise crew has broken out aboard Space Station K-7. I am forced to cancel shore leave for both ships."



Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Klingon: logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

related items

Previous episode :
044 Wolf in the Fold
Next episode :
046 The Gamesters of Triskelion
Related to this story :
102 Trials and Tribble-ations
  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season Five
005 More Tribbles, More Troubles
  Star Trek: The Animated Series, Season One

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=Seng yIHmey

regional titles

De Trouble With Tribbles
The Trouble With Tribbles
Kennen Sie Tribbles?
An trioblóid Le tribbles
Animaletti pericolosi
Los tribbles y sus tribulaciones