Season 3, Episode 10: “Trials and Tribble-ations” (DS9) with Paula M Block and Terry J Erdmann

Cover your Trill spots and pin up your beehive as we really pack ’em in for “Trials and Tribble-ations”!

Authors Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann join the show to give an oral history of one of Trek’s most ambitious episodes. Sisko and the gang find themselves on the Enterprise during the events of The Trouble With Tribbles, but there’s no time for sightseeing, because they’ve got to stop an old foe from introducing Kirk to cute, fuzzy death!

Join us as Paula and Terry give a delightful play-by-play of the efforts of the Deep Space Nine production team in creating a new classic Trek episode in the middle of an old one. We talk about the episode’s connection to Forrest Gump, the team of heroes that assembled the show’s technical effects, the mad brilliance of Greg Jein, bubble wrap belts, the Deck 15 Girl, beating Galaxy Quest to the punch, and why Trek should be “funny”.

Plus, we discuss the aesthetics of smooth vs. crunchy style Klingons, the 29 year Charlie Brill drought, why Archer can’t smile, Fargo Rock City, we take a Discovery break, Paula and Terry talk about their collaborative process, Kal tries to resurrect Obscure Celebrity Doppelgangers, and we contemplate the horror of Mirror Universe tribbles! We DO discuss this episode with outsiders! Listen today!

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