Sep. 08, 1966
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Star Trek: The Original Series

Set in the 23rd century. Earth has survived World War III and has moved on to explore the stars. Humanity has allied itself with alien races and formed the United Federation of Planets, and Star Fleet serves as its exploratory and military branch. James T.Kirk the Captain of the Starship Enterprise explores the galaxy with a crew of 430.

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Stanley Adams (7 April 1915 – 27 April 1977; age 62) was an actor and writer of stage and screen. In ...

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Cyrano Jones was an intergalactic trader and, to Captain Kirk, a general nuisance who lived during the mid-23rd century. Among his wares, Jones pawned articles such as Spican flame gems, Antarean glow water and tribbles.

In 2268, Jones was present on the Federation Deep Space Station K-7 during the Klingon plot to control Sherman's Planet, having arrived on the station aboard his merchant starship, the Spacematic. He was responsible for the station's infestation with tribbles, which he was sentenced to clean up or face a twenty-year prison sentence for transporting a dangerous lifeform off its native planet. His sentence was expected to take 17.9 years, which Kirk cuttingly suggested can best be considered "job security" for the massiveness of the task.

(TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

Jones managed to escape his sentence and made off for a Klingon planet where he illegally sold a number of tribbles.

In 2269, while on the Klingon planet, Jones acquired a genetically-engineered Klingon tribble predator called a glommer, which he claimed under space salvage laws. He escaped the planet in a one-man Federation scout ship and was pursued by a Klingon battle cruiser for causing ecological sabotage to the planet.

The USS Enterprise rescued Jones and a number of tribbles from his scout ship moments before the Klingons destroyed it. Kirk immediately arrested Jones for breaking the law for transporting animals proven harmful as well as for three violations of Federation mandates and forty-seven local ones. Jones, however, declared that they were safe tribbles that he had genetically engineered for compatibility with humanoid ecology – they were incapable of reproducing.

The Klingon captain contacted the Enterprise demanding they turn over Jones and the glommer, noting that they were even prepared to go to war if they had to. Kirk refused until the Klingon explained that they needed the glommer Jones stole in order to grow more of them so that they could rid the Klingon planet of the tribbles Jones had sold on it, before it became completely overrun.

Kirk handed over the glommer and following the successful removal of the tribbles from the Enterprise, turned Jones over to the proper authorities.
(TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")

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