How well do you remember the Star Trek episode ''The Trouble with Tribbles''?

How well do you know your tribble trivia?


The Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" is possibly the most iconic episode of the original series. Even people who don't watch the show know the image of Kirk standing waist-deep in a pile of tribbles, looking exasperated. Again and again this episode shows up on lists ranking the best Star Trek episodes.

But how well do you remember your tribble trivia? Let's find out.

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  1. Which crew member gets the first tribble?
  2. What does the Klingon insult that finally leads to a brawl?
  3. What does Spock say he admires about the tribbles?
  4. What is Kirk trying to get when he receives a plate full of tribbles?
  5. How many tribbles does Spock estimate are on the space station?
  6. Who don't the tribbles like?
  7. How long does Spock say it will take to remove the tribbles from the space station?
  8. Where does Scotty beam the tribbles from the Enterprise?
  9. Why does Kirk say he could learn to like tribbles?
  10. Bonus: which Star Trek show had an episode that used footage from "The Trouble with Tribbles"?

How well do you remember the Star Trek episode ''The Trouble with Tribbles''?

Your Result...

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WilliamJorns 17 months ago
10 out of 10. Truly an iconic episode!
Rambo4 17 months ago
10 of 10 - No tribble at all!

Chekov wanted to start the brawl when they insulted Kirk… “The Enterprise should be hauled away as garbage” ah Scotty…
bnichols23 Rambo4 17 months ago
Well, that was a matter of pride.
BenSobeleone 17 months ago
They should do a quiz on the Star Trek episode: "The Way to Eden"
Heading out to Eden
Yea brother
Heading out to Eden
No more trouble in my body or my mind
Gonna live like a king on whatever I find
Eat all the fruit and throw away the rind
Yea brother, yea
bnichols23 BenSobeleone 17 months ago
Hail Skip Homeier!
BenSobeleone 17 months ago
That was Charlie Brill as Arne Darvin, the Klingon spy. He was Capt. Harry Lipschitz on the tv series Silk Stalkings. He and his wife Mitzi McCall performed sketch comedy on The Ed Sullivan Show on the same episode as The Beatles' first appearance on February 9, 1964.
BenSobeleone 17 months ago
I got 8 correct. That was no tribble at all!
FestusFan2312 17 months ago
10/10. One of the best episodes of any show ever written. The dry wit is amazing and the comedy timing is perfect.
Zip 17 months ago
I remember my brother actually bought some Tribbles through the mail. They didn't do anything. They were just balls of fake fur. Didn't purr, didn't eat anything either. I guess that's why they died.
LoveMETV22 Zip 17 months ago
Sorry to hear your Tribbles died. However maybe it was good that they didn't do anything. Otherwise you may have had a Gremlin-like situation on your hands.
Zip LoveMETV22 17 months ago
True. We need to look on the bright side.

Either that or the company sent us some defective Tribbles. Hey, we were scammed!
LoveMETV22 Zip 17 months ago
Too funny Zip....You should ask them to replace them, and include a Starship Enterprise replica( scale model) of course, unless you have room for a full size. LOL
Zip LoveMETV22 17 months ago
Ooh, that was a long time ago. They probably do have ones that purr now, plus connect you to whatever through Alexa.

We did have the model of the Enterprise. I remember playing with it many times, even after the warp nacelles broke off. We had the communicator and phaser as well. Boy, do I wish I still had those.
bnichols23 Zip 17 months ago
Kinda like sea monkeys -- they wee bogus!
Rob 17 months ago
9 of 10. I didn't know how long to get rid of all the tribbles (#7). I was 2 of 3 on true guesses.
jimmyvici 17 months ago
7/10…Highly illogical. 🖖
JERRY6 17 months ago
6 of ten never watched the full episode
DaveBrumley 18 months ago
I seem to remember McCoy saying, "They're born pregnant, which saves a lot of time."
Sgreenwald2 18 months ago
Easy quiz; 9/10. It's one of my favorite episodes.

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