Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tribbles Old and New

Above: top: Kirk dresses down the shore leave party from the TOS episode The Trouble with Tribbles; bottom: same scene, but slightly altered, from Trials and Tribble-ations, a 1996 episode of DEEP SPACE NINE. Notice a couple of DS9 actors sandwiched in that line-up now. Image from the Ex Astris Scientia site.

12 years ago, STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE (1993-99) went back in time to STAR TREK THE ORIGINAL SERIES (1966-69) in its episode Trials and Tribble-ations. The DS9 cast, via computer graphics integration, woven into an episode with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and tribbles. Here's a behind the scenes documentary video from the DS9 DVD set:

Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends Part 1

Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends Part 2

1 comment:

Brian Fies said...

This is a big treat for me, thanks Mike. I met Rene Echevarria once and spoke to him a few times, must've been a few years before these interviews were filmed. Very nice guy, a total pro. Star Trek was in good hands when he, Moore, Behr, and Pillar ran the show. It was nice to see the affection and respect they brought to "Trials and Tribblations."