Monday, October 11, 2010

The glommer burps!

Glommer awaits

The glommer, a prototype genetically-engineered tribble predator created by Klingons ("More Tribbles, More Troubles" episode of Filmation's Star Trek: The Animated Series), stalks a group of tribbles. The glommer is the four-legged, orange creature pictured above. Note that the handsome brown tribble (left) once appeared onscreen in the live-action "The Trouble With Tribbles".

Glommer pounces
The glommer selects a Filmation-pink "safe" tribble, which has also been
genetically enhanced to prevent it multiplying out of control.

Glommer sated
An upside down glommer is sated!

The Klingons' glommer breeding program must have been successful after all: glommers (each with one "safe" TAS pink tribble as sustenance) are finally available through David Gerrold's Tribble Toys website or!

As it appeared on "More Tribbles, More Troubles"


Carolyn said...

I did not know the Klingons bred tribbles. Why were they so afraid of them?

Therin of Andor said...

The Klingons didn't breed tribbles, but they did create the prototype glommer to eradicate any tribbles they found. A tribble's screaming exposed the Klingon spy in "The Trouble With Tribbles" and there's a very funny explanation (of sorts) of the history in the "Deep Space Nine" episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations". Essentially, Klingons and tribbles just don't like each other.

See another glommer HERE!