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Story by: Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore & René Echevarria
Directed by: Jonathan West
Episode no.: 5x06
Production no.: 503
First aired: 4 November 1996
Date: 2373/2267
Stardate: 4523.3 - 4523.7

The crew must stop a vengeful Klingon spy from killing Starfleet's most famous Captain - James T. Kirk.



Almost a century ago, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise first encountered the irresistible (and astonishingly prolific) lifeform known as the tribbles, resulting in one of the most unusual adventures in the annals of Starfleet. Now Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the Defiant are transported back in time to that historic occasion, where Darvin, a devious Klingon spy, plots revenge against Captain Kirk. Using the seemingly harmless tribbles, Darvin attempts to destroy Kirk - but for the misplaced residents of Deep Space 9, saving the original Enterprise will be nothing but "tribble."



DS9-era characters



TOS-era characters


Novelization only



James Cook | Curzon Dax | Emony Dax | Kenneth Dodge | Francis Drake | Leif Ericson | Father Fitzpatrick | Jonah | Kandal | Nadee | Horatio Nelson | Keiko O'Brien | Seledon



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Antares system | Atlantic Ocean | Bajor | Cambridge University | Canada | Cestus III | Earth | England | Hall of Warriors | Iota Geminorum IV | Ireland | Miami | Mississippi | Russia | Scotland | Sherman's Planet


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Cardassian | Denebian slime devil | Gorn | Regulan bloodworm


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USS Hood | USS Lexington

Starship and small craft classes

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Moon shuttle

States and Organisations

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Earth Navy | Klingon High Command | Imperial Intelligence | Starfleet Academy | Starfleet Command | Starfleet Medical | University of Mississippi


Aircraft carrier | Alternate timeline | Antarean glow water | Bajoran prophecy | Blarney Stone | Chicken sandwich | Chroniton | Coffee | Communicator | Duotronic | Ermine violin | Fish juice | Food synthesizer | Garbage scow | Genetic engineering | Gymnastics | "Earther" | Halloween | Keva | Klingonese | Occupation of Bajor | Orb | Orb of Prophecy and Change | Orb of Time | Orb of Wisdom | Priority one | Quadrotriticale | Raktajino | Shore leave | Spican flame gem | Starfleet uniform (2265-2270) | Starfleet rules, regulations and exams | Starfleet uniform (2366-2373) | Subspace silence | Tarkalean tea | Technical journal | Temporal mechanics | Three-dimensional chess | RMS Titanic | Transtator | Tricobalt | Tricorder | Triticale | Wheat


The writer of the TOS episode The Trouble with Tribbles, David Gerrold, had a cameo in the episode as an Enterprise crewman. Gerrold also wrote the introduction for the novelization. Ronald D. Moore wrote the afterword.

Related Stories

This episode is a sequel to and takes place in within the events of The Trouble With Tribbles.
Established Jadzia and Curzon's relationship with Koloth.
Depicts Emony Dax meeting Leonard McCoy as referenced in this episode.
The consequences of tribble infestation of DS9 are depicted in the comic Nobody Knows the Tribbles I've Seen and the New Worlds, New Civilizations short story Second Chances.
Have appeared in a number of stories, including: Gods, Fate, and Fractals, Almost... But Not Quite and The Road to Edos.
Tribbles have appeared in many other stories, see the Tribble article for a more complete listing.
Further information on the O'Brien family in Dublin is revealed in this novel.



published order
Previous novelization:
The Way of the Warrior
DS9 novelizations Next novelization:
Call to Arms...
Previous episode:
The Assignment
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Let He Who Is Without Sin...
Previous episode:
The Assignment
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Let He Who Is Without Sin...
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Sacred Ground
Pocket Next Adventure:
Future's End
Previous Adventure:
Honor Bound
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
Let He Who Is Without Sin...
Previous Adventure:
Beneath the Skin
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Trouble with Tribals
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2373.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Trouble with Tribbles
concurrently with Trials and Tribble-ations
2267 Next Adventure:
The Trouble with Tribals

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