Retro Review: Trials and Tribble-ations

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by TrekToday, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. TrekToday

    TrekToday Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 27, 1999
    A vengeful Klingon forces Sisko and crew to travel back in time to space station K-7, where Captain Kirk’s Enterprise and lots of tribbles once discovered a shipment of grain poisoned by the Klingons. Plot Summary: Required to testify before the Department of Temporal Investigations about his recent time tampering, Sisko explains that the crew […]

  2. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    a very enjoyable episode.
  3. Ben Maxwell

    Ben Maxwell Ensign

    Aug 26, 2013
    The first thing that comes to Sisko’s mind about talking to Kirk is asking him about fighting the Gorn. Really? Kirk fought a lot more interesting people than that. Finnegan was more entertaining than the Gorn. I would’ve told Kirk, “last year you marooned a bunch of people on Ceti Alpha 5, you might want to tell the shaggy headed Russian to stay away from there.”
  4. toughlittleship

    toughlittleship Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 5, 2006
    United Kingdom
    ^ Sisko was probably more familiar with the Gorn encounter, given that Kasidy's brother lived on Cestus III.
  5. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    east coast U.S.
    Trials and Tribble-ationsis an extremely fun time travel episode. Sisko and crew in TOS uniforms is interesting.:techman:
  6. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I don't understand the comments. Do Michelle and Mike have history?
  7. Richard Baker

    Richard Baker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 11, 2008
    Warrior, AL
    Michelle and Mike who?
  8. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    Loved this episode. A nice tribute that didn't take itself to seriously but provided ample entertainment.
  9. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    Yes, I was wondering about that myself but for different reasons. Surely Kirk's log report was rather extensive (first "physical" contact with a previously unknown species) so unless it became classified, how did Sisko even learn about the fight on Cestus III.

    That would have constituted a time-continuum violation, besides Chekov was supposedly somewhere aboard the Enterprise during "Space Seed". But I would have been tempted to tell him "Don't forget about the people you left on Ceti Alpha V".

    Here is one of my favorite scenes from this episode. Apparently the previous assignment of that fella aboard the Enterprise was to move cargo containers around with his bare hands. :lol:

  10. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    Awesome visual effects in that episode. The seamless integration of old and new on a TV budget, absolutely fantastic. And the physical TOS/DS9 Enterprise looks a million times better than the CGI TOS-R Enterprise.

    The only problem with this episode is the soundtrack. Especially in the fight scene in the casino, it gets way too dramatic.

    And while I liked the mystery about the Klingon ridges and Worf being uncomfortable about that (I absolutely hated that Enterprise had to ruin that), they should have turned Worf into a ridgeless Klingon the moment they traveled through time. And nobody should have cared.
  11. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

    Jul 6, 2011
    NX01 Bridge
    Enterprise didn't ruin anything, they just explained it. something Worf didn't do.

    Trials and Tribbleations is perfection plain and simple.

    Don't think it could have been done any better and most certianly will never be topped in the future.

    Best part? - Sisko getting his pad signed by Kirk.

    (oh, and Jadzia in the 60's mini-skirt and high leather boots isn't bad either ;))
  12. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Fun tribute episode. Definitely was better than it's companion Flashback. The nostalgia factor coupled with everyone getting to play a role really is what sells this episode.
  13. nureintier

    nureintier Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 17, 2013
    PA, USA
    I loved this episode, it was such fun. And Dax, "and the women wore less!" ^_^
  14. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    "I lied to Captain Kirk."

    As others have said it was far better than "Flashback" VOY's tribute to the 30th anniversary.
  15. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    ENT didn't ruin anything, they just came up with their own thing, which you and I are free to ignore.
  16. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 10, 2013
    I think that was just one of the things Sisko would have liked to talk about with Kirk, he just brought up the Gorn fight as an example.
  17. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

    Feb 5, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    In doing so you would have doomed Earth to a cold, wet, miserable death when that Probe arrived and there was no Enterprise crew in a BOP to stop it.
  18. Toxteth O´Grady

    Toxteth O´Grady Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2006
    Illinois, USA
    This is the episode that turned me into a Star Trek fan. I heard about this episode, and, being the time travel junkie that I am, thought "The new crew is going to interact with the new crew? That is so cool!" I think it was the first full-length episode I ever saw. I began watching Deep Space Nine and Voyager from that point. Unfortunately the next episode was the awful "Let He Who is Without Sin". But I pushed through it and now Star Trek triumphs over everything else that I've watched.