112. Trials and Tribble-ations

Perry and David discuss the 30th anniversary of Star Trek and the special episode created to mark the occasion. Plus, Perry gives more Star Trek Lore!

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
112. Trials and Tribble-ations

What to expect from episode 112: Trials and Tribble-ations?


Trials and Tribble-ations, the 30th Anniversary Special!

The importance of Tribbles!

Temporal mechanics and the agents of investigation.

Time Jokes, ugh.

Sisko says it was an accident, that is good enough for us!

Q had nothing to do with this incident.

The Orb of Time.

Barry Waddle, we hardly knew ye!

Worf and The Klingon problem.

Tribbles and their issue with Klingons.

Kirk and Spock in the future-past.

Going Retro.

Just which one is Kirk?

A predestination paradox and Bashir’s uncertain future.

The bar fight to end all bar fight!

Kirk pulls a roll call.

Barry Waddle and Arn Darvin, and the importance of tribble eating habits.

Sisko and crew have a mission.

Trying to figure out the 23rd century and its antiquated technology.

Fun in the retro future past.

Dax wants to see her friends, Sisko reigns in her enthusiasm.

The Kirk problem.

The Spock calculation.

What to do with all the tribbles.

Trials and Tribble-ations and the story behind its creation.

Thank goodness they all went for pizza….

Legendary actor Walter Koenig saves the day.

Returning to the present.

One last thing before they go.

The meeting of the legends.

Sisko doesn’t apologize.

Perry talks Star Trek in the 60s.

Retconning Trek and fixing scenes to make them more fun and make sense.

Coming up next for David and Perry.

Returning to The Expanse.

Expanse games and where to find them.

SAG-AFTRA strike is over, shows are back in production.

Where to watch.

Where to listen.

Question or comments? Bring ’em on.

David’s next book and the Napoleon Timeline.

The Count of Monte Cristo.

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
112. Trials and Tribble-ations