"Trials and Tribble-ations" is a DEEP SPACE NINE
Season 5 episode which was conceived as a tribute to TOS.
Star Trek's 30th anniversary in 1996 - the story has Sisko and his crew getting sucked back in time, where they intermingle - (via "Gump" video technology) with events from the original “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode in an attempt to stop the future version of that story’s villain from succeeding where his younger self had previously failed.
Not only were some of the Original series sets
reconstructed for this single episode,
new model's of the Original Enterprise,
along with Deep Space K-7 and the IKS G’roth
were also created in order to produce new effects shots.
This episode is considered by many as one of the best Trek episodes ever done, in any of the Star Trek Television series.
Pocket Book's Published a Novel of the teleplay,
which was adapted by Diane Carey,
with special introduction by David Gerrold,
author of the Original Tribbles episode.
In order to celebrate
The Star Trek - Tribbles Gift Set was a VHS collection released by Paramount in the US
in October 1998. The set, which came in a carry case, contained VHS copies of TOS:
"The Trouble with Tribbles" and the DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations",
which included an electronic plush Tribble.
Above: The Regular Standard VHS release & the "For Your Consideration" Version.
Below: The Columbia House Buyer's Club VHS"Trials and Tribble-ations" was nominated for three Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Outstanding Art Direction for a Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series & Outstanding Special Visual Effects. It was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, just as the Original "Trouble with Tribbles" episode had been so nominated.
The Episode was also a part of the DS9 Season 5 DVD collection
|D7 Menu screen|
The DVD menu for this episode has tribble noises instead of the usual sounds.
TOS-R Season 2 DVD collection.
..and as part of the
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Klingon ...Box set
Although - both episodes were NOT on the same disc
For addition data about this Special Episode read this:http://www.tor.com/2010/04/14/tribbles-week-lemgdeep-space-9lemgs-trials-and-tribble-ations/
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Home Video Trivia:
This Episode was released on Laserdisc only overseas, not in the States.
At the time of this pressing, it was the beginning of the end of the Laserdisc format.
In Japan, it was part of the Season 5 Vol. 1 Box-set.
In the UK - it was a standalone release that included both the Original and Animated series episodes.
Additional Home Video Trivia....
Remember this Klingon?
Captain Koloth, from the Original Tribbles Episode, played by none other than William Campbell. Well, it so happens that He would also later return
( along w/ two other very famous TOS Klingon's )
in DS9's Season Two Episode entitled
Like to know more?
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Read all about it here @
|For additional interviews with these TOS actors about their roles - read "The Klingon Way"|