The Trouble with Tribbles: The Story Behind Star Trek's Most by David Gerrold

By David Gerrold

David Gerrold, the writer of "Tribbles," remembers how this well known episode of celebrity Trek was once made, from conceptualizing the 1st draft to the ultimate script, taking pictures on set, and explaining the options and disciplines of television writing. Plus, obtain 32 pages of images, unique illustrations via Tim Kirk, and masses more!

"The difficulty with Tribbles" was once the forty fourth episode of the yankee technological know-how fiction tv sequence, famous person Trek, the fifteenth episode of the second one season. It used to be first broadcast within the usa on December 29, 1967, on NBC. The episode was once the 1st specialist paintings of author David Gerrold, and went via quite a few drafts ahead of it reached the display.

Because of an errors within the measurement of typeface, an authorized model had to be decreased via twenty pages prior to filming. Nichelle Nichols remarked that she had "never visible a script plow through such a lot of changes—and remain lots the same". "The difficulty with Tribbles" was once directed via Joseph Pevney, who used to be the most prolific administrators of the series.

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