All year long TrekMovie.com has been the leading site breaking news big and small for the new Star Trek movie. For Christmas we bring you one more little spoiler (below).
Tribble To Appear in ‘Star Trek’
TrekMovie.com has learned from a trusted source that the new Star Trek movie will have a cameo from the one of the most iconic Trek creatures…the Tribble. One of the small furry creatures will be seen in one scene, apparently in a cage or container of some sort.
Tribbles were first seen in the classic Original Series episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” where we learned that the cuddly things breeded faster than rabbits (McCoy noting “they’re born pregnant”) and that they don’t like Klingons. Tribbles later appear The Animated Series , Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise as well as Star Trek III. More on Tribbles at Memory Alpha.
Tribbles in “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”
As the writer of “Trouble With Tribbles” (and the TAS episode “More Troubles, More Tribbles”), David Gerrold is truly the father of the tribbles. TrekMovie.com contacted the writer to ask him what he thought about them showing up in the new movie and he was quite enthusiastic about it. Gerrold tells TrekMoive.com
What a great idea! I think it is terrific. I am thrilled I think it is a funny idea. As long as it fits within the story and the Star Trek universe I am all for it.
By the way, this Saturday marks the 40th Birthday of the Tribble. “Trouble With Tribbles” first aired on Dec. 29, 1967.
Kirk gets Tribbled