Star Trek – How Did They Get That One Tribble To Walk?

Dear Sara,

I just rewatched the STAR TREK episode “The Trouble With Tribbles.” There are all sorts of ways they’d do it now, but back in 1967, how did they get that one tribble to “walk”?

Best Regards,
Leslie J.

Dear Leslie,

The “walking” tribble was made by cutting off the head of a toy stuffed animal (no real animals were harmed or indeed involved), then putting the tribble exterior over the body, then using the toy’s internal apparatus to make it move.

-Sara Bellum


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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.