Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Animated Series 1x5 "More Tribbles, More Troubles"

rating: ***

Memory Alpha summary

Far less known than the Deep Space Nine revisit ("Trials and Tribble-ations") of the classic episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," here's "More Tribbles, More Troubles" for you!

Once again, Kirk has Tribbles and Klingons and Cyrano Jones (as with his live action appearance, portrayed by Stanley Adams, a rarity for the series) to contend with, as well as a "Tribble predator" that's the episode's most obvious concession to the expanded capabilities of animation.  Although the less spoken about that the better.

via Star Trek
While much of the series can feel a little disconnected from the rest of the franchise, no matter how similar its approach to the original live action adventures, "More Tribbles" is so close to a hugely familiar episode, a direct sequel even, with a number of callbacks without becoming cloying about it, that it's an excellent opportunity to sample the series.  It's not one of the best episodes, but it's positively memorable.

four quarter analysis
franchise * series * essential * character

notable guest-stars:
James Doohan
Stanley Adams

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