The Trouble with Tribbles, A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey
August 31, 2007 6:21 AM   Subscribe

Dr. McCoy commented that he was a doctor, and not of some other profession unrelated to medicine. Mr. Spock failed to grasp the logic of the situation.

Awesome. Great episode, great reimagining.
posted by King Bee at 6:27 AM on August 31, 2007

I was hoping it would be dun in verse ala Ghastlycrumb Tinies but that's probably too much to ask. It's good anyway, even for someone like me with only a passing knowledge of Star Trek episodes.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:38 AM on August 31, 2007

This is beautiful.
posted by dismas at 6:44 AM on August 31, 2007

"Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo"

This is great, although the faces weren't quite Goreyesque.
posted by DU at 6:50 AM on August 31, 2007

posted by Faint of Butt at 6:54 AM on August 31, 2007

I think Gorey himself would be amused.
posted by squasha at 6:59 AM on August 31, 2007

That's neat, pretty well done.
posted by jonson at 7:06 AM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by Pecinpah at 7:13 AM on August 31, 2007

Well played.
posted by OmieWise at 7:17 AM on August 31, 2007

Reminds me of another post about Gorey.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:19 AM on August 31, 2007

Death to he that thinks ill of it.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 7:29 AM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

The lolcats one was funnier. The Gorey one should have been in verse.
posted by goatdog at 7:53 AM on August 31, 2007

This is one of those things where simply that it was done at all is good enough.
posted by empath at 8:15 AM on August 31, 2007

For those of you unfamiliar with the creator of this inspired bit of pop-culture collision, Shaenon Garrity is the cartoonist of the wonderful-but-now-completed webcomic Narbonic, and writes the wonderful-and-still-ongoing webcomic Smithson. She rocks in several different ways.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:23 AM on August 31, 2007

"It's dead, Jim," said Bones, with revulsion
"Betrayed by its feeding compulsion.
Some poisonous grain
Infected its brain
And it died in exquisite convulsions."
posted by Wolfdog at 8:35 AM on August 31, 2007 [3 favorites]

The best "It's dead Jim" limerick was not written by yours truly, but here it is:

"It's dead, Jim" said Dr. McCoy.
"Allergic to Earth jizz, my boy.
You see how its butt
Is swollen tight shut?
Don latex before you deploy!”

posted by Wolfdog at 8:55 AM on August 31, 2007

If you liked the episode, or like ST in general, then this book, is a great resource. It was written by David Gerrold, who wrote the script for TTWT. Interesting behind the scenes look at ST, pictures, and a "how to write for TV" primer.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 9:29 AM on August 31, 2007

Very excellent. Thank you.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:53 AM on August 31, 2007

posted by piratebowling at 1:45 PM on August 31, 2007

Yay, Wolfdog, back to County Limerick!

Uhura just loves her pet furry,
But a tribble's soon trebled, yes siree.
Unless they're aborted —
Or otherwise thwarted —
Enterprise'll have a new dhurrie.
posted by rob511 at 3:17 AM on September 1, 2007

I once wrote a minimalist Star Trek play which simply consisted of Jim, Spock and Bones saying 'Jim', 'Spock' and 'Bones' at one another as though they were trapped on an alien world and that's all they were able to say. Heartrending stuff obviously at the end when Spock finally says 'Bones' for the first and only time under the realisation that they'd never get out of the predicament and wanting to show his admiration for his friend the medic.
posted by feelinglistless at 5:04 PM on September 1, 2007

feelinglistless: that should be on youtube.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 10:37 AM on September 2, 2007

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