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A rousing tribute to the originalStar Trek's most popular episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations" is a triumph of clever plotting, technical achievement, and pure, unadulterated fun. Like "The Trouble with Tribbles" from 29 years earlier, this fifth-season episode is an instant classic, beginning when a surgically altered Klingon (Charlie Brill, reprising his role from "Tribbles") uses a Bajoran Orb of Time to travel back over 100 years to prevent his past-tense capture by Capt. James T. Kirk. Undercover time travelers Sisko, Dax, Odo, Worf, O'Brien, and Bashir track the Klingon's scheme on theEnterprise-Aand the Tribble-infested space stationK-7, turning this two-series hybrid into a nostalgic valentine, withDS9characters digitally inserted into original "Tribbles" footage. With re-created sets, ships, and costumes, "T & T" mines hilarious gold from itsTrek-savvy premise, including the mysteries of Klingon physiognomy, Starfleet snoops whose names are anagrams of "Mulder and Scully," and enough in-jokes to delight vigilant Trekkers everywhere.--Jeff Shannon
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Genre:  Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio:  Paramount
CastMichael Dorn, René Auberjonois, Avery Brooks, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton
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The episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" is one of the best episodes of the original series and it was the initial existence proof that Star Trek could have an aspect of comedy. In an act of sheer genius, some of the footage of that episode is incorporated into this one.    Darvin, the Klingon surgically altered to pass as a human that poisoned the grain in "The Trouble With Tribbles" has created a scheme to place himself in a position of honor in the Klingon Empire. The Defiant has been …
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